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Friends finale: Your views
The last episode of Friends has been broadcast on Channel 4.

Up to 50 million fans watched the final episode of the sitcom when it was shown in the United States earlier this month.

234 episodes of Friends were made in total over a period of ten years and the show made stars out of Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox Arquette.

Send us your memories of Friends. Will you be sorry to see the programme go?

This debate is now closed. Read a selection of your comments below.


The following comments reflect the balance of opinion we have received so far.

I was sorry to see such a lacklustre finale
Fergus, Belfast, Northern Ireland
As a long-time fan of the series, I was sorry to see such a lacklustre finale. It was almost as if the writers and actors had given up already and were just turning up for a final pay-cheque. Sure, they were probably emotional about it being the last ever episode, but that did not translate onto the screen and certainly didn't save a poor script. Pity.
Fergus, Belfast, Northern Ireland

With a show that has run for so long, it becomes more than just a TV programme, it's a part of your life and it's like losing a 'friend' itself. I'm so glad that I have all the DVDs because there is no one show that can instantly cheer me up like Friends always has!
David, Bromley, Kent

I thought it was an excellent end of ten years. There was humour and sadness, which made it hard to cry. I am a huge fan of Friends and it was brilliant.
Georgia Sutton, Walsall, England

Gutted, absolutely gutted. Although it was mass consumer, sentimental drivel, it kept my girlfriend entertained and ensured I had a half hour's peaceful surfing on my PC.
Simon, England

I really liked it. I thought it was a good way to end the TV show as it left you only to guess what was going to happen in each of the characters' lives.
Allly

I think the ending of Friends is a shame because it signifies the end of an era in a way. I am only 16 and so have virtually grown up with the programme. It has provided many laughs along the way but I think they have ended it at the right time. It will be missed though.
Jack, Milton Keynes

I'm glad it went out on a high
Vic, Bristol, Avon
I thought the last episode was great! It was the just the ending I wanted to watch! I cried at the end, it's sad, but it couldn't have gone on forever. I'm glad it went out on a high...nothing will live up to Friends!!
Vic, Bristol, Avon

I just watched the final episode and I did shed a tear over it. I've really loved the show over the past decade and the characters have become part of our lives and our culture. It's been warm and humorous and uplifting. I can't fathom people who have such venom towards it. What's wrong with TV that raises a smile, rather than showing violence and negativity all the time? I'm missing it already and I'll gladly turn on the repeats and laugh along again.
Steve, North East England

I am very sorry to see the end of Friends, it's the best. I have had lots of memories of the programme, lots of laughs, lots of crying and I will miss it so much, it's a shame it had to end. Thank you for entertaining me for 10 years.
ZoŽ, Grimsby

I was crying when it ended but it was a good last episode!
Rosie, England

It's hardly the end is it? Let's face it, it runs like water on Channel 4.
Rob, Bolton, UK

I actually cried when they all walked away
Marissa, Southampton, England
I watched the last episode of Friends and it was so hard to believe I won't be seeing them on TV anymore. I actually cried when they all walked away.
Marissa , Southampton, England

Having just seen the final episode, I feel that it rounded the series off nicely. Friends was a great show, with engaging characters and excellent scripts and new episodes will be sorely missed on a Friday night.
Iain, Telford, Shropshire

Without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest comedy of all time. In 50 years time, people will still find their antics hilarious and share in their emotions of love, happiness, tears and joy.
Stu F, London, England

I cannot understand how anyone will not miss new series of Friends. One good point though, no matter how many times I see the repeats, they will NEVER get boring!
Andrew, Newcastle, UK

It's going to be a very emotional episode!
Amy, UK

Good riddance! I was tired of watching 6 people in their mid-thirties behaving like kids in their late teens.
Nausherwan Lahori, Lahore, Pakistan

Having already seen the final episode on the internet, all I can say is....don't get your hopes up, the final episode is predictable as hell and not at all funny.
Matt, Durham

Friends will be missed by everyone!
Cat, Exeter, UK
Everyone will miss Friends, no matter how little they know it. People who say they don't like it only say so because they've not stuck at watching it to see the individual characters develop. To all those complaining that too much fuss is being made, get over yourselves. Friends will be missed by everyone!
Cat, Exeter, UK

I think what most of us liked about 'Friends' is this true and beautiful representation of friendship that we all long for.
Suzanne, London, UK

It's finally over! Hooray! We only have to endure the endless repeats of this complete and utter rubbish now for at least another twenty years. I think that I'll go and live in the garden...
Andy, England

Sadly, I don't think we'll be free of repeats for quite a while. And there's the Joey show. I loath these people.
Jack, Glasgow, Scotland

Tonight we'll be saying farewell to a series that was not gut-bustingly funny all of the time...had its share of critics (which programme hasn't?)...yet kept whole nations gripped for the last decade...well done!!
Khalid, Birmingham, UK

To all those people 'mourning' the loss of Friends - it's a TV programme, GET OVER IT! If you're that desperate to be a couch potato, watch Big Brother and leave the rest of us to get a life instead of complaining about something so trivial.
Nichola Feeney, Dundee, Scotland

This will be a tearful night in our household. Friends must go down as one of television's great series of all time and I'm sure I will be crying with laughter at my Friends videos for the next few decades.
Richard Stone, Lowestoft, UK

The end of the road for six characters who were a bit funny 6 years ago, but who have become increasingly annoying, one-dimensional and un-funny. Who's gonna miss them? Not me...
John, England




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