A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another. "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of ...
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A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another. "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past. Written by
It's like Friends if they were all horrible people who shouldn't be friends with each other
If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy about a group of friends from college who are still best friends because they all love each other, then keep on moving, this is not that. What it is though is a look at what happens when you are still friend with people who you have clearly outgrown or never really liked that much just because you happen to have the shared experience of college. There are many laugh out loud moments and a fair amount cringe worthy scenes, but if you are looking for heart felt emotion, it's not going to happen. These characters are flawed, very flawed, but somehow they seem totally real. Each one has something they are hiding, whether it be a torrid affair or fear of growing up.
The casting - Whether it is the comedic genius that is Keegan-Michael Keys or the brilliant guest stars that show up throughout the series, the casting to this show is spot on.
Physical Comedy - Sight gags are usually lame and pointless, but there are so many moments where the physical comedy takes over the scene and will make you laugh, hard.
Friends, really? - You will find yourself asking over and over, why the hell are these people friends?? It is pretty simple I think. We all have experiences in our lives that created friendships, those bonds last forever, even if they shouldn't. That is this group of friends. Having all went to college together (with the exception of some of the spouses) they all feel connected, despite having clearly moved on in their lives. They feel it necessary to continue to be friends even though they probably don't want to be anymore. The few spouses that are not associated with the college experiences see this as much as you do and question it, frequently.
Overall, if you want a show that is going to make you feel warm and fuzzy, nope, not for you. If you want a show that is going to make you cringe, laugh, snort, and guffaw, yep, this is it.
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