Friends Reunion: A money-spinner shot on the cheapest of sets, where each main cast member ended up earning $1m per episode.
As they each arrive on set, David Schwimmer‘s been using the Just For Men, unlike a portly Matt Le Blanc, who embraced his grey. Unsurprisingly, they all turn up one by one, as if that’s completely off the cuff. No-one believes that.
However, while it’s amusing for a few minutes as they walk around the old set, why couldn’t they be bothered to write a new episode? Seinfeld managed it for their reunion.
But to fill time, the cast do a crappy quiz to try and remember stuff from recording the series, there’s the briefest of appearances from guests from cast members who’ve been on it before like Tom Selleck and Elliot Gould, Lady Gaga turns up to sing Smelly Cat with Lisa Kudrow, plus a few words from BTS. The cast sit around and read old scripts, and there’s some chat from the creators, each filmed at their own houses, talking about casting the six actors, and how the phenomenon came about.
And it’s a scientific fact that Jennifer Aniston is forever the hottest woman in this cast. There’s no actual evidence for it, but it IS a scientific fact.
Matthew Perry doesn’t look too well though, with some slurred speech. Has he has a stroke?
As a show that still gets repeated endlessly on Channel 5, it’s still amusing to watch for a few minutes here and there, but the vox pops from fans and more well-known people like Malala Yousafzai are very OTT.
Now… who in their wrong fucking mind brought James Corden – the man who washes himself with a rag on a stick – into this? The least talented oaf on the entire planet and he gets fucking everywhere. At least he’s not in it as much as I thought, since less than half is a chat by the fountain between him and the six actors.
Friends Reunion is on HBO Max and Sky TV from today.
Check out the trailer below:
Running time: 104 minutes
Release date: May 27th 2021
Studio: Warner Bros / HBO Max
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
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