Friends’ does it again: Top of TV streaming charts following Matthew Perry’s death

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.08 - 2023 9:59 AM CET


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Brace yourselves for a major nostalgia wave! "Friends," that iconic sitcom we all love, is back in the spotlight and it's bittersweet.

The reason? Matthew Perry, our beloved Chandler Bing, tragically passed away on October 28 at just 54. Ever since, "Friends" has been all the rage again, topping charts across streaming platforms in the U.S.

Chandler’s witty one-liners and those hilarious sarcastic comebacks are being missed big time. The news hit us like a ton of bricks, and fans around the globe are pouring out their love and memories.

The guy who made us laugh with his every "Could I BE any more..." line was found in his Los Angeles home, leading to a whirlwind of grief and tributes.

But there's a twist – the full story behind Perry's sudden goodbye isn't clear yet. While initial reports mentioned a drowning incident in his hot tub, we're still waiting on the official word from the upcoming toxicology report.

Remember how Perry was super open about his battles with addiction? In a fitting tribute to his legacy, a fund to fight drug addiction has been set up in his name. That’s some real-life hero stuff right there.

And furthermore – the whole "Friends" gang, yes, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, came together one more time for Perry's funeral.

It's like the final, heart-wrenching scene of a reunion episode we never wanted to see.

"Friends," which first hit our screens way back in 1994, has been our go-to for laughs, cries, and everything in between. With 236 episodes of friendship goals, this show is the ultimate comfort binge.

Now, with Perry's passing, there’s a whole new reason to hit play and relive those Central Perk days.

So, let’s raise our coffee mugs to Matthew Perry – the king of sarcasm and an unforgettable part of our favorite TV family. Here's to those laughs that never get old. "Friends" forever, am I right?

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