Join Adele and Zoe discussing possibly the best TV programme ever made in Friends From A to Z. Episode by episode they dig into the detail, laugh at the best bits and call out what’s unusual or just plain weird twenty something years on in Friends Thru A Lens - plus they have condensed each episode into a limerick! Could a Friends podcast BE any better?
FFAtoZ S5 Ep3 The One Hundredth
It's The One Hundredth and that's not the only landmark thing about this episode. Elsewhere, Zoe reveals an improvised moment by Lisa Kudrow that never made it to air (understandably, when you know what it is!), we discuss why a tiny bump in the road for Chandler and Monica is so significant and we marvel at how an actor can make repeatedly delivering one line so memorable!
FFAtoZ S5 Ep2 All The Kissing
Important turning points here when another Rachel and Ross chapter closes, Monica and Chandler's story develops and Phoebe's life is about to change. We discuss why it's the right decision for Rachel to tell Ross she loves him, we find out what prompted Zoe's three smiles in the margin of her notes and we as why Monica and Chandler decide to have a romantic bath with Joey in the same room, when there's a perfectly Rachel-free apartment across the hall?
FFAtoZ S5 Ep 1 After Ross Said Rachel
We’re back for Season Five and what an opening episode - the resolution to one of the greatest end-of-season cliffhangers in television history. So much here to discuss including of course the big question of just what it *did* mean that Ross said Rachel at his wedding, what to make of Emily’s reaction and just why it is that we’re so happy to ship Monica and Chandler when everything about their relationship has been totally platonic up to this point.
FFAtoZ The Reunion
A feature length episode to cover everything that happened in The Reunion... and there was a lot! The memories! The tears! The surprises! The special guests! The table reads! The unseen footage! The list goes on... We discuss how much of the plan had been revealed and what was genuinely new to the cast. We figure out which guest star we liked the best and who or what was perhaps missing. Most of all, though, we savour every moment in the knowledge that nothing like this will happen again.
FFAtoZ S4 Eps 23 & 24 Ross' Wedding
Christmas is a time for giving and, to round off the year, we’ve got an extended episode to cover off both parts of Ross’ wedding and two episodes means two epidimericks! We break down why these episodes are so beloved, which celebrity cameo is the best, how our knowledge of what comes next for Monica and Chandler shapes our response to the big twist and whether this episode gave us the biggest cliffhanger in television history. Note that due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions in the UK this episode was recorded over Zoom so the sound may not be as tip top as we would like it to be.
FFAtoZ S4 Ep22 TOW The Worst Best Man Ever
Two episodes (well, one and a half) for the price of one here because we’ve wrapped up TOW The Invitation with TOW The Worst Best Man Ever, because The Invitation has very little original content. However, this does mean we’re double-epidimericking! There is a brief but interesting discussion about the Invitation episode, including Zoe inventing the perfect word to describe what it’s composed of and the answer to something that has remained unexplained to us for twenty years. In other discussions, is Monica and Rachel's alternative baby shower idea a good one? Just what time of day is it at Ross' bachelor party? And which Friends gathering do you most wish you'd attended?