I loved "Friends" during its 1994–2004 run, but when I started re-watching the sitcom thanks to its Jan. 1 arrival on Netflix, I steeled myself to be disappointed.
I knew that from our modern vantage point, the fashion and technology would feel, at times, obsolete. (Ross’s Season 3 “laserdisc marathon”!)
I suspected some plotlines would be a little creaky, too: Ross’s relationship with an undergrad, say, and Monica in a fat suit.
But as a longtime fan, I worried most about Joey.
Joey’s “thing” was that he was an inveterate womanizer; in the pilot, he compared women to ice cream, and told a mopey Ross to “grab a spoon.” In the year 2015, would this kind of horndogginess play?
The trope of the leering lothario just felt so old, so unfunny, so painfully CBS.
Enlarge / AT&T will actually need a much bigger piggy bank to fund this $85.4 billion merger. (credit: Getty | Aurich)
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AT&T's announcement Saturday evening listed some of the many media properties the company will own if the merger is allowed by US regulators.
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