Social Weekends

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Weekends are meant for social hang-outs with friends and having a good time.

Here are five comedies about friends who have mastered the art of hanging out or social weekends.

By Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka.

  1. Friends

Joint: Central Perk

Friends: Rachael, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler and Joey

Best Guest Star: Janice

After 20 years, Friends is still a classic, and just like the title suggests it’s about a group of 20 something-year-olds facing the challenges of adulthood. Some of the challenges handled in some episodes of Friends are still relevant today.

  1. How I Met Your Mother

Joint: MacLaren’s Pub

Friends: Robin, Barney, Lily, Ted, Marshall

Best Guest Star: A multitude of celebrity guests (Read about them here.)

Although the finale of “How I Met Your Mother” was disappointing, that fact doesn’t remove from the fact that it was a great comedy. The comedy is about how Ted met the mother of his children.

  1. Big Bang Theory

Joint: Mostly Sheldon’s apartment or the Comic Book store.

Friends: Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Koothrappali, Howard, Amy, Bernadette.

Best Guest Star: Arthur Jefferies

Big Bang Theory is serial proof that the geeks and nerds have taken over. The show revolves around a group of extremely intelligent friends who are all scientists except for Penny. They geek out about “Star Wars”, comic books and games. It’s also pretty funny.

  1. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Joint: Paddy’s Pub

Friends: Charlie, Mac, Deandra, Dennis, Frank, Mathew, Artemis.

Best Guest Star: The Waitress.

They’re rude to each other, and the rest of the world, and that’s just how they roll. They’re also very weird people who often find themselves in the most uncomfortable of situations.

  1. Undateable

Joint: Black Eyes Bar

Friends: Danny, Justin, Shelly, Leslie, Burski, Brett.

Best Guest Star: The Scrubs cast

Undateable is a great comedy show. Both Season one and two were done in the normal comedy format, but Season 3 followed a live format which was lauded by critics as ingenious and compelling.

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