A Critique of Friends in American Culture
All forms of media, from literature to television and news magazines stem from and in turn create a particular sense of culture. Culture is projected and absorbed from advertisements that convince consumers to buy products to newscasters who pitch their own opinions to convince audiences that their reasoning is the best.
The text to me that represents the most about culture is television, particularly of the sitcom genre. There is one television sitcom on the air that attracts millions of viewers every Thursday night. This show received an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series from the Actors Guild and twelve Emmy nominations since its debut. It features six twenty-somethings, three women; Monica, Phoebe and Rachel and three men; Ross, Joey and Chandler, who face life and love in New York. They take on the single life with their hilarious predicaments and different backgrounds, learning at the end of each episode that there?s nothing that provides true comfort and companionship like friends. But in every episode, the cast helps us realize through laughter that life?s little problems are best handled in the company of others. If you haven?t guessed
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