Every week, IndieWire
asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.
This week’s question: In honor of the 25th anniversary of “Friends
,” who is your favorite character on the show? Why?Eric Deggans
For a TV critic with some, um, seniority, it is odd to go from covering Friends
as a contemporary TV show to covering it as a nostalgia phenomenon. So my feelings about “Friends
” characters have gone through an evolution. When the show started, I liked David Schwimmer
’s Ross Geller the most. Hard to remember now, but he was the most established actor when the show started, particularly following a well-received guest role on “NYPD Blue
,” and I felt his character on “Friends
” was the most developed in the early days of the show.
Eventually, toward the end of the run, I came to like Lisa Kudrow
’s Phoebe more,