On Monday, I received tragic news. Netflix was planning on removing “Friends” from its lineup starting Jan. 1, 2019.
Yes, I have a Netflix account still, and yes. Half of the reason I have it is so I can stream any episode of “Friends” anytime I want. When I heard the news, I called one of my sisters, and she was just as upset. (She uses my Netflix for the same reason.) “Friends” is just a feel-good background of life kind of show.
Our conversation went something like this:
Me: “TRAGIC NEWS.”
Me: *still staring at the announcement*
Sis: “Are you going to tell me?”
Me: “Netflix is canceling ‘Friends’ next year!”
Sis: “NOOOO. What am I going to watch all year????”
Me: “There’s only thing we can do…buy all the seasons on…DVD.”
Sis: *gives look of pure disgust*
Not going to lie. It seemed kind of archaic to me too. I don’t want to have to GET UP and SWITCH OUT DVDS every time I want a different season! #FirstWorldProblems.
We weren’t the only two upset by this dumb news. Social media blew up.
Friends is leaving Netflix at the end of this year. Netflix is now cancelled. pic.twitter.com/Qg5BaxsKhI
— holly jolly salo 🎄 (@allisonsalo) December 3, 2018
first Friends, now Trolls? Netflix is cancelled. pic.twitter.com/5iZvpNnQul
— pretty princess😛 (@tayiaplayaa) December 4, 2018
Picture those kinds of tweets, times 1000.
Complaining worked. Netflix caved and agreed to pay $100 million to keep it streaming. It had been paying WarnerMedia $30M a year.
The Holiday Armadillo has granted your wish: “Friends” will still be there for you in the US throughout 2019 pic.twitter.com/Yd0VqRzk3r
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 3, 2018
GOOD now don’t EVER do that again
— emily🌙 (@DOLANCOMPASSION) December 4, 2018
Thank you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ysFL5WOsy7
— Jennifer Aniston (@Faniston_Jenn) December 4, 2018
I’M SO HAPPY.
I’ll stop giving you my money if friends ever gets taken off
— mags🧚🏼♀️ (@MagalyDeAvila) December 4, 2018
— emmi kate 💫 (@emmi_robbins) December 4, 2018
— Caroline Do (@CdoeNai) December 4, 2018
— Aaron Wagner (@AaronWagner_) December 4, 2018
— Jamie Rood (@jamie_nacho) December 4, 2018
— Mᴀʀʟᴇɴᴀ Sᴛᴇʟʟ (@MarlenaStell) December 4, 2018
Crisis averted. Thank goodness.
Can we have drake and josh tho
— Bhowezz (@bhowes15) December 4, 2018
I second that!