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I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU: THE ONE ABOUT FRIENDS Kelsey Miller Loot.co.za (R367) HANOVER SQUARE
KELSEY Miller has written the quintessential fan book for those obsessed with the hit TV sitcom Friends. I’ll Be There For You gives readers an insider’s look at what it takes to launch a show that not only had an impact on a decade of television, but also remains a pop culture icon. Miller leads readers through insider scoops and includes behind-the-scenes interviews. She highlights trends such as “the Rachel” haircut and celebrity guest appearances, but doesn’t ignore the bad. One theme that weaves through the book is the camaraderie among the actors. Spearheaded by Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer, they were among the first to insist on equal pay for cast members. And
Courtney Cox implemented the unofficial “all for one” agreement.
If one left, the other five would follow. Miller points out that Friends has withstood the test of time. Once Netflix offered the show to subscribers, a new generation began binge-watching the show. Finally, Miller compares Friends to comfort food. No matter what your mood, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Rachel will be there for you. |