The One Where Netflix Gave Us A Heart Attack
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Who doesn’t love the sitcom Friends? No matter how many times you’ve seen all ten seasons all the way through, it never gets old, and it’s the perfect show for multi-tasking. I usually listen while I’m cleaning my apartment, doing homework, going to bed, or any other time that it’s just too quiet and I need background noise. It’s basically America’s comfort show.
If you identify with what I just described, you probably ALSO had a truly overdramatic meltdown, like myself, when the news recently spread that Netflix was going to remove the show from its platform by the end of 2018. I could basically see the sky falling, for it was essentially the end of the world as we know it. Petitions were made, social media users were utterly outraged… it was just a devastating time, as you can imagine.
Well, folks, you can stop your panicking because Netflix has come through for us and re-signed the show for another year, and let me tell you, it was not cheap. According to People magazine, what used to be a $30 million a year contract has now become a whopping $100 million. Yes, that is an insane jump in price, but are we really going to act like Friends isn’t worth it?
I’m trying to live in the moment and not think about the possibility that we may have to go through this all over again once this new contract expires in 2020, because at least we have this victory. So, for now, we can all sleep soundly again to the sound of our favorite six amigos. It’s truly a holiday miracle!
Posted by Cayla