If you’re like me, you woke up this morning (let’s be honest, this afternoon) and immediately realized two things: Friends is now available on Netflix, and hoverboards (from Back to the Future) should exist for real. There was only one problem: No one could actually find Friends on Netflix. It took me a while to actually find it. Searching by the name of the actor, i.e., Jennifer Aniston, the series came up right away. I have seen others who searched by typing the title “F.r.i.e.n.d.s.” as well. But no worries, 2015 got off to a great start now that everyone is watching a series that premiered twenty years ago and had its series finale in 2004. Nonetheless, it illustrates just how much of an impact our entertainment industry has on popular culture and well as longevity. I mean, look at the  Back to the Future franchise: it remains relevant. New generations will be introduced to Ross and Rachel, Chandler and Monica, and Pheobe and Joey. There’s the sense of nostalgia that audiences feel when watching something that they grew up on. It seems like yesterday, and it’s still funny, even twenty years later. So start off the New Year with a little help from Friends. Now, if I could only find a hoverboard…

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