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Friends: Season 1 (1994-1995)




Critic Consensus: Friends' daffy situations elicit just as many eye-rolls as laughs, but this perky sitcom gets by with a little help from its immensely likable cast.


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The lives, loves, and laughs of six young friends living in Manhattan.


Critic Reviews for Friends: Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (24)

All the characters lie on the couch a lot. While it's noted that they do have jobs, they seem to spend most of their time eating Oreos and watching TV. And they talk, but most of what they have to say isn't very funny.

February 24, 2021 | Full Review…

[Friends] has tapped into the same sensibilities as the shows surrounding it. It's got the flavor of Fox's Flying Blind, with the emphasis on personality, affable performing and oddball situations.

February 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Another tepid Seinfeld wannabe whose wit doesn't nearly match its solid Nielsen numbers, Friends is a ho-hum, straining-to-be-hip disappointment.

February 23, 2021 | Full Review…

As the saying goes, with "Friends" like these, who needs enemies?

February 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Hang in there, and Friends may win you over. The cast is fresh and appealing, the writing sometimes clever, and if no new ground is broken, at least the old ground can still yield a decent crop.

February 23, 2021 | Full Review…

The characters spend a lot of time watching old series like Happy Days and Three's Company. Friends won't join those shows in rerun heaven unless its quality improves.

February 23, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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