'Friends' Season 1 - TV Review

In the second season the "Friends" writers started leaning into improbable humiliation of the characters as a form of comedy, with that eventually becoming their preferred means of getting a laugh. Ross's encounter with spray-on tanning - or for that matter his fight with the leather pants - comes to mind. And as much as I dislike Ross, I'm just not a fan of people's suffering as humour. (Wait ... I watch horror-comedy, how true can that be?)

I think the first season of "Friends" is some of the funniest comedy ever put on TV. There's a bit of humiliation in the first season, but not much. I greatly enjoyed rewatching the first season, and won't be bothering tracking down any further seasons of the series.