Friends is a popular American television series that was originally created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The amazing cast of f.r.i.e.n.d.s stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. The show revolves around a group of six friends that are living in Manhattan located in New York City.
Filming of the show took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. All ten seasons of Friends were filmed at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank in California and all ten seasons ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings, which eventually lead to the series eventually reaching the number one spot. The series finale of the show aired on May 6, 2004 and was proudly watched by 52.5 million people America-wide. The sum made the television series the fifth most watched series finale in television history.
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom series that ended up running successfully for nine seasons on NBC. The series was originally created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. The series’ storyline is set in an apartment building in Manhattan in New York City and features a handful of Jerry’s friends and acquaintances, including his renowned best friend George Costanza that’s played by Jason Alexander, his friend and former girlfriend Elaine Benes that’s played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and his neighbour, Cosmo Kramer that’s played by Michael Richards.
Seinfeld is now widely to be considered as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms ever made. It has been ranked among the best television shows of all time in publications such as Entertainment Weekly,Rolling Stone, and TV Guide.
3. That 70’s Show
That ’70s Show is a popular American television sitcom series that was originally aired on Fox from 1998 to 2006. The series focuses on the lives of a group of six teenage friends who are living in Wisconsin and how they live their lives throughout the 70’s. The idea behind the series was to address many of the social progressions and struggles that the 70’s bought to the world, addressing topics like streaking, the sexual revolution, the Equal Rights Amendment, the 1973 oil crisis, and the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, all of which were culturally influential events that occurred in the earlier years of the 1970s.
The main teenage cast members were originally Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama.
4. Will & Grace
Will & Grace is a sitcom created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan that’s set in New York City. The hit show focused on the friendship between best friends, Will Truman, played by Eric McCormack who’s a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, played by Debra Messing, who is a straight interior designer. The show was broadcast from 1998 to 2006 and ran for a total of eight seasons.
The series originally received a lot of criticism for its stereotypical portrayal of homosexual characters, although it shortly went on to become one of the stations most watched television shows and later continued with constant critical acclaim. Will & Grace later earned a sum of 18 Primetime Emmy Awards and 83 nominations.
Since the final episode of the series aired, the show has been constantly credited with helping and improving public opinion of the LGBT community, with former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden commenting that the show “probably did more to educate the American public” on LGBT issues “than almost anything anybody has ever done so far”.
5. Sex and The City
Sex and the City is no doubt one of the most known and biggest romantic comedy-drama television series of all time. Created by Darren Star and produced by HBO, the popular show broadcasted from 1998 until 2004. Throughout its six years of operation, the show happily received contributions from various producers, writers, and directors, principally Michael Patrick King.
The show was primarily set and filmed in New York City and follows the lives ups and downs of a group of four women who, despite their different natures and continuously changing sex lives, remain, and somewhat grow even closer as the series continues. The show stars Sarah Jessica Parker who plays Carrie Bradshaw, Kim Cattrall who plays Samantha Jones, Kristin Davis who plays Charlotte York, and Cynthia Nixon who plays Miranda Hobbes.