Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Friends Or Bullies?

"It’s the story of a family man, a man of science, a genius who fell in with the wrong crowd. He slowly descends into madness and desperation, lead by his own egotism. With one mishap after another, he becomes a monster. I’m talking, of course, about Friends and its tragic hero, Ross Geller. You may see it as a comedy, but I cannot laugh with you. To me, Friends signals a harsh embrace of anti-intellectualism in America, where a gifted and intelligent man is persecuted by his idiot compatriots."

--- David Hopkins,
How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting...when rewatching the series on Netflix I did pick up on things like that that I hadn't as a kid. Also, they make fun of LGBT people on the show...quite often.

- Teri