We now live in a time of nostalgia for the better years, something which is clearly evident through the TV and film we now consume. Shows like Stranger Things remind us of a time back when life was fun, poppy and full of hair gel. While our cinemas are often filled with sequels and revivals to cinematic classics. And then you get the shows that are just straight up revivals of old favourites, like Netflix’s Fuller House or even the recent Gilmore Girls revival. And because of shows like these, many of us wonder what will be next. But there appears to be one show that won’t be returning to the small screen.
Do you rememberHey, do you remember the sitcom Friends?
Of course you doIt was only one of the most popular shows to ever air on television.
It was about some friends
via: shutterstockThe show centred on six friends living their turbulent lives in New York City.
And all the drama they faced in life
via: shutterstockFollowing each member through their careers, loves and losses.
It had a catchy theme tune
via: shutterstockNot only this, but it also had a catchy theme tune, that anyone would recognise now
And an amazing opening sequence
via: shutterstockAs well as an opening sequence that can only now be defined as iconic.
And it ran for ten years!
via: shutterstockIn fact the show was so popular that it managed to last a decade on television. Making it one of the longest running sitcoms in history.
It also made its cast into household names
via: shutterstockThe cast of the show have all since moved onto other projects, all riding the success and familiarity that the show gave them.
And of course one of these cast members is…
via: shutterstockAmong the cast, we have film star Jennifer Aniston, who has since gone on to receive critical acclaim for her more emotional performances in films like Cake.
Recently Aniston made an appearance on The Late Show
via: shutterstockRecently Aniston took to The Late Show with James Corden, to discuss her upcoming projects.
But of course, the conversation took a certain turnHowever, the conversation soon turned to the subject of Aniston’s time on Friends.
Corden even asked her the burning question
via: shutterstockCorden didn’t hold back, and asked with the cast would ever reunite for a reunion.
And Aniston had her answer ready
via: shutterstockAniston answered without pause, and revealed some shocking news about why we won’t be getting a reunion anytime soon.
As Aniston herself stated…
via: shutterstock'Listen, the girls always say we would love to do it again…'
via: shutterstockOf course by ‘girls’, she means co-stars Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow
But it appears not all the cast members are up for it
via: shutterstockHowever, Aniston then went on to say that it is the male cast members who aren’t as ready for a reunion at the moment.
As she stated in the interview…
via: shutterstock'The boys are a little less excited about it for some reason — I don’t know why.'
So it’s their fault
via: shutterstockSo I guess hardcore Friends fans now have someone to blame for their lack of a reunion.
However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise
via: shutterstockAlthough this news has been a blow to the fandom, it is safe to say that the male cast members have been open about their opinion of a reunion.
Well one of them has…Admittedly Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have not been as vocal as other Friends star, Matt LeBlanc.
Who has been very open about not wanting to do a reunion
via: shutterstockIn an interview earlier this year, LeBlanc recognised that fans want a reunion, but he didn’t think it was such a good idea.
As he stated:
via: shutterstock'I understand that people really want to see that reunion, but that show was about a finite period in those characters lives, between 20 and 30.'
Although this may sound harsh, there is wisdom to his words
via: shutterstockAfter saying this, LeBlanc went on to explain his reasoning behind his decision.
Going on to say that…'To see what those characters are doing now, I think it’s almost a case of that the book is better than the movie. Everyone’s imagination of what they’re doing now is better.'
But of course being Matt LeBlanc, he also threw in some comedy
via: shuttstock'I don’t think anyone wants to see Joey at his colonoscopy. I think it’s better for people to just leave it.'
Maybe he’s right
via: shutterstockAfter all, what we would expect from a reunion could never truly be captured on TV.
But maybe…Although, maybe a one off special would be an interesting idea. Just something to show us what they got.
So far no other cast member has responded to Aniston’s statement
via: shutterstockNone of the male cast members have responded to Aniston’s statement, so let’s hope there’ll be no Friends drama happening soon.