Critic Consensus: Although the first season of Friends takes a somewhat bumpy path to establishing its characters, each of these six friends still has undeniable appeal.
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Friends isn't a sitcom. It's a soapcom, a soap opera masquerading as a situation comedy.
From the first episode, each of the six leads carves out a unique spot in the show without coming across like caricatures.
First episodes can be very tricky to get right, but The Pilot gets you immediately invested in these characters and their friendship.
Looking back, the first season of Friends is the only one that seems dated.
There are certainly glimmers of what the show would go on to embrace...but there are also times when the series gets too goofy for its own good, like giving Ross a pet monkey.
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