Borrowed the complete season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S from my cousin last Sunday and it's been my source of entertainment since :P
Well, I didn't always used to have the privilege to watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S when it was shown. For about 3 years in college, I didn't watch much TV. As a matter of fact, almost zero amount of time spent on TV (except for holidays) as we did not have a TV. My friend has one. Lucky her... Too much time was spent on reports as well, so I don't really have time for it.
Then there was the first time I watched the show. I remember all the hype that surrounded it and I was so excited to watch it. Think I was in high school then and it was to be shown on national TV. Boy oh boy was it a HUGE letdown!
It was so heavily censored! Watching the pilot episode now is a totally different experience from when I watched it years ago. I couldn't understand what they were trying to say cos almost every sentence was censored. If there was the word, 'sex', or anything to do with sex, it was censored and the pilot episode did have quite a lot of those words. Still, censoring it out does not make the show more 'children' friendly. It was aired quite late. Children should be asleep or parents would know not to let them watch? *shrugs*
Anyway, I also remember people writing in to the newspaper to complain about the censoring after the show was aired. Almost everyday, there are people complaining about it and voila! The second episode was not as heavily censored. At least you can understand what the actors are trying to say and it made the show more bearable.
It's kinda sad that the show has ran its course. It has and still is bringing laughter to a lot of people. And thank God for DVDs :P
Ok. Back to F.R.I.E.N.D.S now. haha....