When a popular television program ends, it is tempting for both fans and Hollywood producers to consider the idea of a spinoff.
In 2004, Friends went off the air after ten years on television. In the fall of that year, a spinoff debuted. Matt LeBlanc had his own show, Joey (2004-2006). In the show, Joey Tribbiani (LeBlanc) moves to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. He moves into an apartment purchased by his sister, Gina (Drea de Matteo) and starts to build a relationship with his nephew, Michael (Paul Costanzo).
If I am, to be honest, I give this show an A for effort. The creative team did everything they could to replicate the level of television success that Friends had. But there was something missing from this show that I cannot put my finger on.
The 20’s are a very interesting time in our lives. We are adults, but brand new to the adult world. There is often a lot of growth, maturity and heartache in these years.
The classic 90’s sitcom, Friends, is about six friends who live in a Manhattan apartment.
Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) is the suburban princess. Monica (Courteney Cox) is the type A chef. Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) is the quirky musician/masseuse who is smarter than she looks. Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is the wannabe soap actor. Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) is the sarcastic one of the group. Ross (David Schwimmer) is Monica’s older brother and a paleontologist.
This sitcom still has a major fan base for a reason. There s something universal about being in the early adulthood stages and the growth that leads us to the next stage of our lives.