I may be 20 years late to the table, but what's not to love about one of television's all-time most popular series:
After years of glancing over guide listings for the endless rerun vortex perpetually playing at seemingly every late-night hour, I finally gave in this past spring…and have never looked back.
We all know Friends, the quintessential story of young life in New York City, where the struggle is real and memories even realer, but its enduringly endearing qualities provide something to which almost everyone can relate. Whether it’s complex relationship woes, attempts to steady career legs or retrospectively questionable hair and/or fashion choices, there's a piece of the gang able to touch any heart.
Akin to scrapbooks, the additionally greatest part about programming blasts from tv's past is stepping back in aesthetic time. It's easy to forget how much the world truly changes within periods not all that technically long, and especially true when it comes to fashion.
It turns out Friends was sometimes ahead of its trending time. A persistently prime example? None other than Rachel Green.
Cases in point:
The crop top
'90s at its finest, but balancing coverage with a high waist makes a classic look for every decade.
An interesting twist of maxi meets bodycon beats the standard high-low cut any day.
A true predecessor to the Scream Queens Chanels, even hints of urban goth? Offsetting top-heaviness with a slimmer-the-better pant is an everlasting recipe for style success.
More normcore than modern hipsters or The Walking Dead zombies could ever dream.
Paving the path for fellow prime-time pattern mavens, like Empire's Cookie Lyon, to follow sartorial suit. Despite the societal plague of sometimes poorly executed animal print, don't let anyone tell you it can't be tasteful.
While the days of pagers and being allowed at airport gates to intercept loved ones before they board international flights (spoiler alert?) may be gone, there will always be groups of lovestruck twenty-somethings striving to make it in the city, hell-bent on helping each other though.
Timelessly touching, "I'll be there for you, 'cause you're there for me too" is all one can really ask.