At one point in time we were facing one of the most trivial of national nightmares: Friends had left streaming services.
But, thankfully, one of our all-time favorites arrived to HBO in mid-2020...and it could not have had better timing. By then, we had pretty much watched all of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Quibi, YouTube, and CBS All Access, and we were in desperate need of more content, especially in the form of 10 seasons of Friends.
Back when the show celebrated its 25th anniversary in September 2019 (which may as well have been six years ago), we narrowed down our 25 favorite episodes of the series. It was tough and it took forever, but we did it, and now it makes for the perfect little collection of episodes if you're in the mood for a sprinkling of Friends but not a full binge, or if you're in the mood to argue about the best Friends episodes.
Just don't argue with us, please. We had a hard enough time writing this list!
So without further delay, here is our list of the 25 best Friends episodes!
This story was originally published on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3:19 p.m.