From 1994 to 2004, FRIENDS had ten successful seasons. Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), and David Schwimmer (Chandler Bing) starred in this classic show (Ross Geller). The show’s relatable storylines, romantic arcs, and hilarious dialogue earned it a large fan base throughout its run and even after it ended. It continues to be popular with viewers, and its time on Netflix introduced it to new generations. The iconic show followed six young adults in New York City as they navigated their professional, social, and personal lives.
The show is still one of the most popular television shows around, with new fans binge-watching and re-watching episodes. However, there’s no denying that the show’s moments have become dated. Even though the show is still entertaining today, the main characters’ lives would be very different if it had been shot in 2021. Some aspects would never be the same again. Everything would have been different, regardless of their personalities or the environment in which they lived. Given the show’s current age, it could have had a significant impact.
Phoebe Would Be Streaming Her Music
Phoebe enjoyed performing concerts and playing the guitar. With her quirky and unique songs, she always kept a crowd entertained. She, on the other hand, never had the opportunity to perform in front of a large crowd. She performed her music frequently, but mostly within the confines of Central Perk. However, if Phoebe had been born in 2021 instead of 1995, she would most likely be the one to go viral on YouTube, TikTok, and other social media platforms. Her bizarre acts, songs, and comments could go viral, changing her life forever. She wouldn’t need to do odd jobs once she went viral because she’d already met Mike and fulfilled all of her strange dreams.
In a comedy show, Chandler would be vaping.
Chandler smoked when he was stressed or panicked, as we all know. Throughout the show, his behaviour remained consistent. He fought the urge for a long time, but he eventually found himself clutching that sick stick in his fingers. If he lived in a more modern and better time, he’d probably prefer vapes. Some states are preferable to traditional smoking, so he may succumb to them in order to maintain a healthy balance between his concise and addiction.
But he isn’t the only one involved! He may develop a new addiction, which is social media. He revelled in the role of the witty one. He’d try to become a funny influencer with Instagram and a slew of other platforms at his disposal. Will this, however, be sufficient for him? I’ll leave it up to you to imagine what happens after Chandler joins social media to show off his comic abilities. Fill in the blanks!
Joey Would Be A Reality Show Star
Joey was frequently in and out of work throughout the show. If FRIENDS is shot in 2021, however, this will not be the case. Given the reach of social media today and his cute looks, he won’t be forgotten as a star of a big show. Even if he only had one successful show, he would most likely become more popular.
Given his celebrity and bumbling personality, he could be the ideal candidate for any reality show. He’s also quite amusing! Do you have any questions about Joey’s dating habits? Well, he’d have a few options to investigate even what we’ve seen. As a result, his dating would shift online, and the frequency of his dates would likely increase.
Rachel Would Need A Certified Degree
Rachel’s path to the fashion industry has been an incredible one for her. It was an important aspect of her personality. However, if the show had been shot today, her transition from waitress to fashion designer would not have been as seamless. Not only that, but even getting relatively smaller jobs without a degree may become more difficult for her. Rachel would almost certainly need a university diploma to get a job nowadays.
With a male nanny, Ross would have been fine.
Rachel and Ross took a big step by hiring a nanny for their daughter, Emma. Surprisingly, they discovered their ideal nanny in a man. Ross was constantly freaked out, while Rachel was completely unconcerned. Eventually, the gender of nanny became a big deal for Ross back then. If the show were shot today, Ross would almost certainly hire him without hesitation. It’s not uncommon for a man to work as a nanny nowadays. Because of his gender, there would be no problem this time.
The Gang Would Hang Out Less
The closeness of the main group was one of the show’s best and most amazing aspects. They spent so much time together, whether at Central Perk or in someone’s apartment, simply wanting to talk about anything. If it were shot today, they’d definitely spend less time together. They would have simply communicated through technology, thanks to the growth of Zoom or WhatsApp. They would undoubtedly get together, but not on a regular basis.
The Cast Would Live In Smaller Apartments
The cast of FRIENDS has always lived in large apartments. They were extremely large apartments in a prime real estate area. If the show was shot today, however, this would not be the case. It would almost certainly be prohibitively expensive for them to acquire. Given the characters’ occupations, it’s difficult to believe they could afford to live in that part of town, especially with Chandler and Joey.
Rachel was determined to maintain contact with Ross and Monica.
Rachel went out to find Monica after running out on her wedding day and decides to reconnect with her in the pilot episode. Even though they had lost touch over the years, they quickly reconnected. If the show had been released today, the two of them would never have lost touch. With the power of social media, they would have remained friends. Even if they don’t communicate on a regular basis in today’s world, they would remain connected. However, as fans, we would have missed out on many priceless moments of conversation and interaction.
Ross would have been unconcerned about his divorces.
Ross was always concerned about how many times he had been divorced throughout the show. Because of this, he didn’t want to end his alcoholic marriage to Rachel. He’d be much less embarrassed about his three divorces if the show was shot today. Even though it’s still not something he wants to happen three times, it’s becoming more common today than it was back then.
Starbucks would be the gang’s hangout spot.
We all remember Central Perk and its iconic orange couch, which was where the main gang spent the majority of their time. If the show was shot today, Central Perk would not be an independent coffee shop. At such a prime location, it’s almost certain to be a Starbucks or another major brand. Even if they stayed there, the atmosphere would be different. There won’t be a colossal couch in the centre with a reserved sign just for them.
In “FRIENDS: The Reunion,” the cast of FRIENDS reunited after 17 years. The six actors gathered to discuss the cover shoot for People magazine. They were asked what their characters would be doing now, 17 years later. “I always feel like Monica would be doing something competitively with other mothers and trying to outdo them,” Courteney aka Monica Geller said. She’d be a pain to deal with. She’d be the PTA president or something.”