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Remembered as one of the best sitcoms of all time, Friends was a story about a group of twenty-somethings living in New York City. The six main characters hilariously navigated the world of young-adulthood through relationships, roommates, and friendship.
Sound familiar? Although these themes are present in plenty of modern day comedies, New Girl really captures the spirit that made Friends so special and memorable, and here are just a few of the reasons why. Both shows are based around the same ideas. They center around a tight-knit group of friends who spend all of their free time together — which is easy since most of them live together — and help each other work through the various weekly problems they face.
At the heart of these shows is the idea that friends are the family that you choose. New Girl and Friends are both centered around a fantastic apartment where the characters spend most of their time. Both of these apartments are unrealistically nice, and in reality, no one with the jobs the characters hold could afford them. New Girl has an episode dedicated to the fact that they have one more tenant than legally allowed. In short, both groups afford their lavish p through less than legal means. The romantic connections between the core ensembles of these shows are surprisingly similar upon inspection.
Schmidt and CeCe, although not as close as Monica and Chandler at the time of their coupling, start their relationship in nearly the exact same way. Both couples even struggle with fertility issues before ultimately having kids Chandler and Monica adopt and CeCe discovers that she is pregnant in the season 6 finale. Schmidt and CeCe have had a few more bumps along the way than Monica and Chandler, but their current place on New Girl as the married couple of the group is very reminiscent of Monica and Chandler in the latter half of Friends.
Firstly, both relationships were established fairly early on and gained a mass following by fans of the shows. Both were heavily hinted at and teased before coming to fruition in season 2 of their shows. Ah, the hangout. Seemingly one of the only places our main cast ever goes outside of the apartment seriously, do these people ever work? For Friends , Central Perk serves as a central point in the characters lives. In fact, the first ever scene of the show is at the coffee shop! Rachel spends a good portion of the earlier episodes working there, and Joey would later briefly step into the waiter role.
Phoebe performs her iconic songs here as well. For the New Girl crew, the bar is just as important. Nick and Schmidt now co-own the bar, and the gang is regularly seen hanging out there. The stories of how these friendships were formed are remarkably similar.
Two of the guys were college roommates Nick and Schmidt, Ross and Chandler , while two of the girls have known each other since their junior high and high school days Jess and Cece, Rachel and Monica. The groups of friends ultimately formed through introductions of these old friends.
Jess moves in with the guys and soon introduces them to her longtime best friend Cece; Rachel shows up at the coffee shop in a wedding dress and Monica introduces the gang to one of her oldest friends. Generally speaking, lots of the personality traits present in the New Girl characters are reminiscent of traits found among those of Friends.
The themes present in these shows are universal to the experience of becoming an adult and ing the real world. By no means are the two shows identical, but they fill a similar space in the culture of their time. New Girl like Friends in its day provides people with a weekly dose of humor and friendship. New Girl tows the line of relatable yet hysterical in a way that no show has been able to master in quite the same way since Friends. Did I miss any obvious similarities or parallels?
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