Every show that ever existed seems to be getting a reboot or a reunion: What about mega-hit "Friends"?
Not a chance, says the show's co-creator Marta Kauffman.
Talking to Rolling Stone, she said, "There are several reasons [not to do a reunion.] One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone. Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint: 'The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed.'"
She is thrilled, however, that people are still discovering the show. When the show first showed up on streaming four years ago, Kauffman says her teenaged daughter’s friends thought it was a new show! "They thought it was a period piece," she shared. As if!
Why is it still such a big hit, 20+years later? "It’s a comfort-food show," she said. "These are trying times, and certain people want the comfort food rather than the difficult, mean-spirited kind of show. It’s warm, it’s cozy, [the characters] love each other. What’s not to love about that?"
[Via Rolling Stone]