A couple of weeks ago, I published a post regarding the UK’s most streamed TV show – Friends. The series – which is available in its entirety on Netflix – is the most popular show to stream in this country, according to a survey conducted by Ofcom.
The results of the survey suggest that the 24-year-old show is just as popular now as it was when it first started airing in 1994. Heck, it must be pretty popular, because not only is Friends available on Netflix and on Blu-ray, DVD and digital, but it also regularly airs on Comedy Central.
But that’s not all.
Channel 5 have now picked up the show and plan to air all 236 episodes as part of an ongoing series of daily double-bills! What’s more, they’re pretty excited about it and are advertising it as though this is big news.
And it is, isn’t?
Because while Friends is starting to age now and pretty much everyone on the planet has watched at least one episode, we still can’t get enough of the gang can we? Admit it, when it begins airing on Channel 5 you’re going to watch the odd episode here and there, even if you’ve got a million other shows to catch up on.
Channel 5’s recent acquisition of Friends suggests that the show is never going to disappear. Sure, it might not be must-see TV anymore, but it’s always going to keep popping up here and there because it’s just so damned good.
Just reading this post has probably made you want to watch a couple of episodes. Me too.
Friends starts airing on Channel 5 from Monday 3rd September.