Could the new year BE any better?
Friends fans rejoice – the iconic sitcom is now available to stream in full via Netflix.
After years of waiting, the show was added by Netflix in the early hours of 2018, allowing fans to dig into the adventures of Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe as they ease their New Years Eve hangovers.
Friends has been available on Netflix in the US and Canada since 2014, but those in the UK have been left behind, until now.
While the show used to be a fixture on Channel 4, and then Comedy Central, fans have often wanted to watch whatever episode they choose without having to buy them on DVD or download.
Netflix began teasing the release on December 30, tweeting “The One with the Show Everyone’s Been Asking Us to Add,” on the Netflix UK & Ireland Twitter account.
The clue is seemingly a nod to (almost) all 236 episodes of the show, whose titles usually started ‘The One with…’.
In fact, the only exceptions were ‘The Pilot’ and the two-part finale ‘The Last One’.
Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends ran for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004.
It centred on the New York lives of Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).