It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about my love for the 90s television show Friends. Did I say television show? I meant real-life documentary, because the characters are obviously actual people, and I’m part of their clan.
You can put down your phone. There’s no need to call the psychiatrist.
In previous posts, I’ve analyzed the themes of Phoebe Buffay’s music, and also investigated which Friends character worked the most. But now it’s been more than two months since I’ve blogged about the show, and I think that’s more than what is socially acceptable.
I can feel all the unsaid words and unrepeated quotes building up inside and threatening to bubble out of me.
It’s time. And I think the topic should be about Ross.
For some reason, Ross (played David Schwimmer) is hated on so much. I understand if he’s not your favorite – he can be pretty childish. And pedantic. And close-minded.
And there’s also that pesky jealousy issue of his.
But there’s no call for loathing the guy. Sure, he’s got his flaws, but who among us doesn’t? He’s only human.
Well, sort of.
7 Reasons you should see Ross as the complex creature that he is:
7. As a child, he embraced gender ambiguity. So ahead of his time.
6. He’s never afraid to be himself.
5. He has pretty good comebacks.
4. He was willing to put on a bulky costume and look like a damn fool in order to teach his son about Hanukkah.
3. His flirting game is on point.
2. He expresses his excitement for life.
- He wants to be a good host, even when he’s upset – er, I mean fine. He’s FINE.
In truth, Ross is lovely. If he were a real person, I would definitely be friends with him. I mean, I probably couldn’t spend too much time with him, because he’d drive me up the wall, and I’d start to contemplate poisoning him with his own hair gel, BUT I could definitely see us hanging out once in awhile.
Especially if he’s making fajitas.
Fellow Friends fans, what do you think about Ross? Do you find the guy likeable and funny, or is he a character you just can’t stand to watch?