My favorite sitcom :D

Hi ! How you doin?
Today I'm going to talk about sitcoms, in general and also about my favorite sitcom.

 Sitcoms, a portmanteau of the full term "situation comedy", is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode. These generally go for multiple seasons. Sitcoms used to be very popular in US during late 90's till today. A situation comedy television program may be recorded in front of a studio audience, depending on the program's production format. The effect of a live studio audience can be imitated or enhanced by the use of a laugh track.
The terms "situational comedy" or "sitcom" were not commonly used until the 1950s. There were some examples  to sitcoms on the radio but they were not very successful. A term for a television series involving the same cast of actors who play the same characters in different scenarios each week in what is commonly referred to as an “episode”. Though not strictly confined to the genre, most sitcoms are comedic in nature, hence the name “sitcom” which is an acronym for “situation comedy”. To sum up what is a fairly ambiguous term, a sitcom is what keeps everyday people from watching the news, and these really worked as a stress buster.

My favorite sitcom :

F.R.I.E.N.D.S : Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six 20–30-something friends living in Manhattan. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

F.RI.E.N.D.S is much more than an insanely hit TV show. It  the balm for all worries, the stress-buster after a tension-infused day, a sublime treat for everyday achievements, an exceedingly satisfying break from a rigorous study routine and last but not the least, this epic sitcom is your confidante, your consoling shoulder and an integral part of your life.

“Oh My God”, we say this as Janice style whenever we have to express awe or shock or excitement. We never count like 1, 2, 3… rather we go- one Mississippi, two Mississippi and so on. Our perennial reply to someone asking for advice is: “Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” Whenever a friend is feeling down or sick, we sing him/her “Smelly Cat.” “How you doin’?” is our favorite phrase for impressing the opposite sex (or same too for that matter).
If you have watched Friends, there is no doubt that these 6 people have carved a permanent place in your heart. At every moment, you are reminded of them. You feel content knowing they are there for you always and how despite being just fictional characters, you connect with them as if they are real.
Here’s a list of the few things that are great about Friends:
·        2 decades since its first episode was aired, and you can still relate to it.
·        It’s genuinely funny, without being crass, racist or hurtful.
·        Over 200 episodes and not even one that’ll let your attention falter.
·        Most importantly, the friends themselves. True and real friendship, with all its feelings, confusion, craziness, and arguments is so wonderfully portrayed in a light hearted manner. There is probably no facet of friendship that hasn’t been touched upon. If you have your doubts about friends becoming family, this gang will surely clear them all.
·        The fact that none of the six friends are perfect. They all have their faults. And yet together, they are a perfect bunch of imperfection.
·        Each of them has something to teach you.
Monica taught us perfection and perseverance.
Rachel taught us that even if you’re spoilt and rotten, you still have hope.
Phoebe taught us to never be afraid of new experiences and to never let circumstances, inclusive of a drug addict mother, bog you down.
Ross taught us to be caring, kind, nerdy. He also dropped off a few essential tips on parenting and marriage.
You never have to grow up. Don’t ever give up on your dreams, even if it is that of becoming a star. It’s okay if you can’t answer the rhetorical question of giving up either food or sex. All this and loyalty, that’s what Joey taught us.
Chandler Bing, my favorite. A responsible and caring man hidden under all those sarcastic one liners and jokes. A loving, loyal and supportive husband. Could he BE any better?
Beware, Friends is addictive. But this story of camaraderie will change you for the better as each of those six rub off on you in some way or the other.
God bless us all with friends like theirs, and a coffee house like the Central Perk. <3