‘Friends’ Finale AAR
Not surprisingly, not a lot of post-episode commentary on the blogroll.
- Kevin Aylward points out that NBC screwed over the TiVo folks again by making the episode run long, although, for some reason, I have ‘Friends’ set to run an extra five minutes so didn’t miss anything.
- Jen ponders choosing whether to watch ‘Friends’ or ‘Survivor’ “live” and thus relegate the other to tape.
- Spoons pondered live blogging it but wisely chose not to. He predicted that the writers wouldn’t do a Seinfeld and ruin the show with a bad ending.
- Michele Catalano, who had not really watched the series before, is puzzled by Rachel’s missing baby. (It was with her mom.)
My quick wrap-up, with minor spoilers, is in the extended entry.
I watched the two ‘Friends’ episodes and was reasonably pleased. There was nothing spectacular here but everything ended pretty much as one would have expected–no shockers unless you count the lame business about the girl being too stupid to realize she was carrying twins. The Ross-Rachel airport sequence was well done, especially the “oops, wrong airport” bit. Since the Ross-Rachel romance was the running thread throughout the series, everyone pretty much wanted them to get together; anything else would have been rather unsatisfying. Nothing is edgy as the entire cast going to jail for some rather bizarre non-crime, but much more in keeping with the schmaltzy tone of the series.