Another ghastly creation from professional panderers Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the witless duo who do “Dream On” for HBO, “Friends” is more a scripted talk show than a sitcom.
You keep waiting for Sally Jessy or some other cluck to interrupt the jabbering.
If fans of “Mad About You” and “Seinfeld” can handle the age difference, they should feel right at home with the six as they sit around riffing on life, love, relationships, jobs and each other.
Unlike “Ellen” and “Seinfeld, which pride themselves on exploring the trivial, “Friends” wants to be about something-which I suppose is its attempt to be a deeper, more poignant show. But “Friends” is clearly a show of demographics-which is why it should do extremely well among those who, between the snappy dialogue, find themselves among the crowd.
No one seems to have anything better to do than swill cappuccino at a plush hangout or sit around Cox’s place watching bad TV (“Oh, I think this is the episode of Three’s Company where there’s some kind of misunderstanding,” Perry ironically jokes). The scripts are filled with pop references — e.g., gags about David Hasselhoff, Shari Lewis and Mentos mints.
A game cast delivers the barrage of banter with an arch coyness that suggests they think they’re in some Gen X Neil Simon play.I'm a B1 level student and in my exams I have to make an opinion or an argumentative text with 150-220 words, like the one in here. (An opinion essay is different because you need to argue the same opinion all the way through, giving a series of points that support your opinion.) In an argumentative essay, you need to present both sides of the argument.My question is: can I use expressions like «I think» or «In my opinion» or «From my point of view» in the begginning of the second paragraph (just like this text) in an argumentative text? This type of essay is sometimes called 'For and against' or 'Pros and cons'..header__3OBc H.wrapper__36h [email protected] (min-width:71rem) Nav__1Sh [email protected] (min-width:500px)@media (min-width:71rem)Nav__1Sh Ab.visible__2m RGs.section__1Mi Zw.section Title__2XZFa.community Section__2j Nz S.community Section__2j Nz S .section Items__1t Eq P.community Section__2j Nz S .section Items__1t Eq P .link__HCunz.section Links Section__2Pxj Q.other Links Section__3Q5VU.other Links Section__3Q5VU .section Items__1t Eq P.other Links Section__3Q5VU .section Items__1t Eq P .link__HCunz. This show is about different countries in the world and shows two different ways of life.Even after 14 years of the end, Friends still the best American sitcom. In 10 years, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey made us laugh, cry, think about life, career and love. ” Chandler: “Stay out of my freezer.” Moral and health issues are sidestepped altogether: “Friends” touts promiscuity and offers liberal samples of an openness that borders on empty-headedness.It’s not much of a positive example for juves, though. While there are “twentysomething” moments and concerns in the pilot, the overall sensibility is much the same as in NBC’s two other Thursday night sitcoms.(Speaking on behalf of other, possibly equally baffled viewers, I’d suggest to Schwimmer that he resist the thoroughly understandable temptation to hug Cox in quite so passionate a manner.) And finally, there is Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) — again, who knows where she’s from, but she’s even more scatterbrained than Rachel, and, as if I weren’t confused enough, is just a variation on the ditsy-waitress character Kudrow continues to play on Oh, no, you might well moan, not another group of pals sitting around whining and nursing their anxieties, getting up once in a while to test the passing Zeitgeist. “Friends,” more conventional on the surface, promises to be equally offbeat and seductive. The cast is appealing, the dialogue is pitch-perfect 1994, the time-slot is between the solidly established “Mad About You” at 8 P. Yet these are nit-picks, and “Friends” has so many good moves that there’s really nothing to dislike.It’s all so light and frothy that after each episode you may be hard-pressed to recall precisely what went on, except that you laughed a lot.