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All forms of media from literature to television and news magazines stem from and in turn create a particular sense of culture Culture is projected and absorbed from advertisements that convince consumers to buy products to newscasters who pitch their own opinions to convince audiences that their reasoning is the best The text to me that represents the most about culture is television particularly of the sitcom genre There is one television sitcom on the air that attracts millions of viewers every Thursday night This show received an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series from the Actors Guild and twelve Emmy nominations since its debut It features six twenty-somethings three women Monica Phoebe and Rachel and three men Ross Joey and Chandler who face life and love in New York They take on the single life with their hilarious predicaments and different backgrounds learning at the end of each episode that theres nothing that provides true comfort and companionship like friends But in every episode the cast helps us realize through laughter that lifes little problems are best handled in the company of others If you havent guessed the shows title already its the hit NBC show Friends Debuting Sep 22 1994 it was immediately successful in its portrayal of American culture From the beginning Americans from coast to coast could be seen and heard copying the clothes the actors wore and using the same lingo as the scriptwriters coined for the show By performing a close cultural critique I will be able to show that the TV show Friends not only sets standards of living for people and reiterates in each episode that friends are the most important things to have in your life but also that in real life that a group of friends as diverse as the ones on the TV show would be vary rare to find Do you
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