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by Samuel Juliano IV

Note:  This is the first published review by 20 year-old Samuel “Sammy” Juliano IV.

Joey:  “Why do you call him Gandalf?”

Ross:  “Gandalf the Wizard.  Hello, didn’t you read Lord of the Rings in high school?

Joey:  “No, I had sex in high school.”

This is a classic exchange in the hit sitcom Friends which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004 with 10 seasons and 236 episodes.  The show revolves around a group of six friends during their twenties and thirties living in Manhattan, New York City.  The creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman went through several different titles for the show such as:  Insomnia Café, Six of One, and Friends Like Us before landing on the, Friends.

The filming of the show took place at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.  Each of the ten seasons of the show all got ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings with the eighth season getting the number one spot.  The series finale of Friends, which aired on May 6, 2004, was watched by about 52.5 million American viewers, making the series have the fifth most watched series finale in television history and the most watched television episode of the 2000s decade. (more…)

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