• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 1994
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
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Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 301 Ratings

Summary: "With a Little Help From My Friends" is a song written by the Beatles (and expertly covered by Joe Cocker) and it could easily be the subtitle for the thirty minute comedy, "Friends". In 1994, the idea was created for "Friends": a show about six friends in New York as they navigate their way through life and learn to grow up as they approach the third decade of their life. All, with the help from each other to get them through the obstacles that life naturally has for us. Monica is the excessively neat and organized "older sister" of the group, who works as a chef while yearning to find her ideal love. Ross, Monica's older brother, is a paleontologist with a lifelong crush on Rachel. He is a laid-back man with low self esteem and a recent divorcee. Rachel is the pretty, bubbly girl who spent most of her life as a spoiled rich princess. Now she must learn to face the real world. Chandler is Ross' college buddy and the guy who will crack jokes at a moment's notice. Phoebe is a lovable eccentric masseuse who easily could have fit in with Haight Ashbury in the 1960s. And Joey, the friend who has an inverse relationship between his good looks and his intelligence. He dreams of becoming an actor. These six individuals make up the cast of Friends. In May 2004, Friends officially ended it's phenomenal 10 year run. The show's time slot was taken over by a spin-off called Joey.
Network: NBC
Genre(s): Comedy
Creators: Joss Whedon, J. Michael Straczynski, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker, David Crane, Marta Kauffman
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Cast Credit
Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy Anne Summers
Seth Green Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne
Alyson Hannigan Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter Cordelia Chase
Anthony Stewart Head Rupert Giles
Nicholas Brendon Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Jeff Conaway Zack Allan
Jerry Doyle Michael Garibaldi
Peter Jurasik Londo Mollari
Richard Biggs Stephen Franklin
Patricia Tallman Lyta Alexander
Mary Kay Adams Na'Toth
Andreas Katsulas G'Kar
Stephen Furst Vir Cotto
Andrea Thompson Talia Winters
Claudia Christian Susan Ivanova
Julie Caitlin Brown Na'Toth
Mira Furlan Delenn
Bruce Boxleitner John Sheridan
Bill Mumy Lennier
Jeffrey Willerth Vorlon Ambassador Kosh Naranek (1994-1996), Vorlon Ambassador Ulkesh Naranek (1996)
Michael O'Hare Jeffrey Sinclair
William Petersen Dr. Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows
George Eads Nick Stokes
Paul Guilfoyle Captain. Jim Brass
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle (Seasons 1-8, 11+)
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders (Seasons 3+)
Robert David Hall Dr. Al Robbins (Seasons 3+)
Wallace Langham David Hodges (Seasons 8+)
David Berman David Phillips (Season 10+)
Louise Lombard Sofia Curtis
Lauren Lee Smith Riley Adams
Liz Vassey Wendy Simms
Gary Dourdan Warrick Brown
Laurence Fishburne Dr. Raymond Langston
Jessica Alba Max Guevara "X5-452"
Michael Weatherly Logan Cale/Eyes Only
Alimi Ballard Herbal Thought (Season 1)
Jennifer Blanc Kendra Maibaum (Season 1)
Richard Gunn Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore
Valarie Rae Miller Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)
John Savage Colonel Donald Michael Lydecker (Season 1)
J.C. MacKenzie Reagan 'Normal' Ronald
Ted Danson DB Russell
Jennifer Aniston Rachel Green
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe & Ursula Buffay
Lisa Kudrow Phoebe & Ursula Buffay
Matt LeBlanc Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer Ross Geller
Courteney Cox Monica Geller
Tracy Scoggins Captain Elizabeth Lochley
Elisabeth Harnois Morgan Brody (Seasons 12+)
Peter Woodward Galen
Elisabeth Shue Julie Finley