My first thought was, yeah, I have heard that Netflix has renewed interest in Friends.Me to my 12-yo: “How was the slumber party?”— Jennifer Victor (@jennifernvictor) July 7, 2018
12-yo: “Fine. But we wound up watching some really old, dumb TV show.”
Me: “What was it called?”
12-yo: “Friends, I think?”
Me: Forehead meets table. Cry-laughung, ensues.
My second thought was: hey, Friends is much further away from day's kids (first run was from 1994-2004) than damn near everything I watched when I was growing up in the early to mid 70s?:
- The Monkeys was on from 1966-68
- Star Trek was from 1966-69
- Hogan's Heroes, a personal fave, was from 1965-1971
- McHale's Navy was from 1962-66
- Gilligan's Island was 1964066
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is from 1964-1968 (I just found its first season on DVDs, so looking forward to that bit of nostalgia.
- Dick Van Dyke was from 1961-1966.
In short, we are getting old. That whole stat of the Berlin Wall being down longer than it was up should give us a reality check, but we are much better at grasping the passage of other people's time (the history books we read and lessons we got in school) than time flying by in our lifetimes.
Why blog about this? Because I watched way too much TV in