They really didn’t need to include these random celebrity guests, nothing to gain from that, very unnecessary. definitely felt Lisa’s awkwardness during the smelly cat performance.
I was far more entertained then I thought based on the reviews. The only part that truly made me cringe was the runway which was giving me Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead vibes but less iconic. I was not bored and how they re-created the sets was pretty amazing.
The beginning and end had me bawling, it's bizarre how interwoven a tv show can be with moments of your own life where looking back on it can cause such intense waves of emotion. Seeing them almost interact with their younger selves at the beginning wrecked me. Where did the time go.Watching this brought tears to my eyes. It just felt emotional with the nostalgia. Seeing them react to their own bloopers and reminiscing old memories. I wish it was just the interview (by someone else) and the reminiscing on set and reading lines with longer cameo appearances from Tom, James, Maggie, the parents, etc.
All the extra bits without the main cast felt unnecessary and a bit filler.
This would be really great. God knows how much it would cost / time would be spent but it'd be worth it. I'd definitely pay for a movie theater experience if that help the economics of it.Bright: The thing we’re invested in now is Friends is a candidate for true 4K. We shot Friends all on film and I’d like to see all the shows remastered in 4K for the future. I remastered 12 of the episodes for movie theaters two years ago and got to see the original negatives and do color correction on them. It’s night and day, even from HD. That’s what I’d like to get over the fence next.
They still have it.How big was “Friends: The Reunion” for HBO Max? Almost superhero-big, according to third-party data.
“Friends: The Reunion” was watched by an estimated 29% of U.S. streaming households on May 27, the first day of its release, as measured by TVision, a connected-TV analytics provider. Viewers of the special on HBO Max were 55.4% female, and more than 50% were in the 35-54 age demo.
By comparison, DC’s “Wonder Woman 1984” reached 32% of U.S. streaming households when it bowed on Christmas Day 2020 on HBO Max, per TVision. According to Nielsen, “WW84” was the most-viewed title across U.S. streaming services for Dec. 21-27, 2020, registering nearly 2.3 billion minutes streamed.
The “Friends” homecoming special drew a larger audience than HBO Max’s April 23 debut of “Mortal Kombat,” which TVision estimated reached 16% of streaming homes — although the movie also opened in theaters the same day.