Friends, Why Being First is Important (and other discussion topics)

I finally found an interesting angle on Friends!!!! Well, interesting for me. Not necessarily interesting for you. And I want to write something to distract myself from work today, so I am writing this!

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Silly Sunday: Thanksgiving Week! Let’s Re-Write/Re-Cast Friends Again!!!!

This is like the third time we’ve done this, don’t care. It’s Friends! It’s the one pop culture artifact that everyone everywhere in the world has an awareness of! And which has some very very strong archetypes that are fun to translate to other cultures.

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Could Friends be Remade in India? Successfully?

This is a semi-random non-Indian post.  Partly it’s because Niki has been talking about the show in her comments lately, partly it’s because I just started a rewatch while unpacking yesterday (I know it so well, I don’t have to pay close attention or even see the screen to enjoy it, so perfect for moving around boxes).  Anyway, I always want to write about anything I am seeing, so why not let myself?  And just to make it vaguely relevant, I’ll also talk about the things that are and are not Indian in the show and why it would and would not (mostly would not) work in a true Indian remake.

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