Sunday, August 13, 2006

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Stuff

I am absolutely crazy about the TV sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I have seen the episodes so many times that I remember almost all the dialogues. Just a clip/picture from an episode and I will be able to recognize from which episode and season that is from. Infact, couple of my friends call me a talking F.R.I.E.N.D.S dictionary. Its true.

Being such a huge fan, its quite obvious that I like to collect F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise. So on my recent trip to Singapore, I came across the original DVD's of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and purchased the Season-5 DVD set. Due to financial reasons and other intended purchases, had to restrict myself to just one set. Else I would have definitely purchased the DVD set of a couple of other seasons too.


I just love to purchase music and film DVD's. Its so tempting. Since I started earning, each time I walk into a music store, I chance upon something that catches my eye and end up buying it. Initially, I was not at all aware that F.R.I.E.N.D.S was available on CD's and DVD's. Once I discovered it, there was nothing to stop me. Not that I brought all of them at once, but have been purchasing and collecting them over time. I have only seen the CD's of F.R.I.E.N.D.S in India and that too the ones from Saregama... not the Warner Bros one. Right now in my collection, I have the complete Seasons of 8, 9 and 10 on CD and Season 5 on DVD. I plan to buy the remaining seasons sometime soon. But I do not want the CD's. I want to purchase the original Warner Bros version DVD's. So when I go abroad the next time, I definitely know what I will be spending money on.. :D

The other F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise that I came across was the book "The One With All Ten Years, F.R.I.E.N.D.S ...'TIL THE END" by David Wild. Chanced upon it at Crossword. That too at 60% off. I immediately picked it up. Paid around Rs. 500 for it. Certain people were shocked to hear about it, but then who cares!! I have been wanting to buy somethng of that sort for ages and was not going let the price tag stop me. Its an amazing book. Its got lots and lots of awesome high resolution photographs, trivia, episode guide and interviews with the cast and crew. Its definitely a must have for any F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise collector. If you are a F.R.I.E.N.D.S merchandise collector, pick up this book at a bookstore now!!!


10 comments:

shub said...

awesome! When do I get to borrow it? I'll pretend that I wasn't hurt that you didn'think of gifting me this for my birthday :P

PizzaDude said...

@shub: You can borrow it anytime :D
Oooooh.... I could have gifted this to you for your B'day... but I some how was not able to make a connection between the two.. For me, shub = food :D

Hardu said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment. :)

I love friends too. I have been sitting and watching them like crazy since the past 2 weeks as I have borrowed the entire 10 seasons from some friends. I am now in the 4th season. This is the 2nd time I am watching it. :)

Anonymous said...

'dude:

check out the f.r.i.e.n.d.ly fairy; she has specials on each of the friends characters.

- s.b.

Vin said...

That is my favourite serial... All time !!! can you upload the series somewhere.. so that we cud download it... ha ha ha !!

PizzaDude said...

@hardu: Enjoy maadi :)

@s.b : Thnx for that link. Just checked it out and totally loved her posts on the friends characters.

@vin: The whole series is huge in size. there are four DVD's in each season. I am sure you will already find videos of friends uploaded somewhere. Try yourtube.com

Amrita said...

Been there, done that...used to love F.R.I.E.N.D.S at a point..now have got used to it..

enigma said...

Am crazy abt F.R.I.E.N.D.S too! We have the entire DVD collection at home - all the 10 seasons :)
Don't have the book though. Saw it at some airport for USD 35 and didn't feel like spending so much. 500 bucks is a steal! I hope crossword still has it on sale!!

MADZY said...

heyy. i love friends too. my cousin andrew r. wrote most of the episodes, and was the executive producer for the last few seasons! anyway, its really cool, cause he knows all the stars in the show!

i love ur blog.....

MADZY

PizzaDude said...

@madzy:
Oh WOW! That's so cool. So did you go to any of the episode shoots ? Man. it would be awesome to meet the F.R.I.E.N.D.S actors.

Thanks for the compliment. Am very flattered.