"There’s something truly comforting — not in a bland, mask-the-pain way,  but genuinely palliative — about the relationships on shows like  “Friends,” or even its slightly edgier counterparts, from “Seinfeld” through “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “30 Rock” (what can I say — I’m an NBC gal). On those shows, so vastly unlike in real life, bonds between people bend, but do not break.” 
- "Sorry I’m Not Sorry ‘Friends’ Saved My Life (Or: Why This Smart Girl Loves Sitcoms)" by Heather Price-Wright on Serving Tea to Friends

"There’s something truly comforting — not in a bland, mask-the-pain way, but genuinely palliative — about the relationships on shows like “Friends,” or even its slightly edgier counterparts, from “Seinfeld” through “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “30 Rock” (what can I say — I’m an NBC gal). On those shows, so vastly unlike in real life, bonds between people bend, but do not break.” 

- "Sorry I’m Not Sorry ‘Friends’ Saved My Life (Or: Why This Smart Girl Loves Sitcoms)" by Heather Price-Wright on Serving Tea to Friends