Imagine Ross in 'Friends' but in 2019

NTGYK

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Dude's got mad psycho rage issues, is continually divorced, tried to fuck his cousin, did fuck his student, has three baby mamas, is the world's biggest whiner, and so on

In 2019 he'd be the poster boy for mental illness or something
 

TheBaldwin

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Feb 25, 2018
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Was always my least favourite. Him and rachel.

But yeah, his flaws would be made way more front and center. But do think that makes him a realistic character, dude has a bunch of flaws
 

SJRB

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Oct 28, 2017
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Dude was a sociopath then, as well.

I'll never understand people who consider him an adorable geek or anything, Ross is straight up fucked in the head.
 

SugarNoodles

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Nov 3, 2017
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Independently of the weird shit you mentioned, what’s really depressing is how at the time the show was airing, Ross was actually supposed to be sympathetic somehow in the arguments that he’d have with Rachel, where the reality of the matter is that he was a controlling, insecure man child and the only thing Rachel ever did wrong was a) having a career she liked, or b) expecting him to own up to anything ever.


He’s the quintessential “nice guy” with all of the baggage that comes with it.
 
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NTGYK

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Independently of the weird shit you mentioned, what’s really depressing is how at the time the show was airing, Ross was actually supposed to be sympathetic somehow in the arguments that he’d have with Rachel, where the reality of the matter is that he was a controlling, insecure man child and the only thing Rachel ever did wrong was a) having a career she liked, or b) expecting him to own up to anything ever.


He’s the quintessential “nice guy” with all of the baggage that comes with it.
I never found him very sympathetic, even watching the show as a kid. He just whined a lot.
 

Siggy-P

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Mar 18, 2018
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Dude was a sociopath then, as well.

I'll never understand people who consider him an adorable geek or anything, Ross is straight up fucked in the head.
The Psycho and sociopath stuff doesn't come until season 5 onwards. As in litteraly everything mentioned in the OP didn't come up until the second half.

There's a clear switch in the start of season 6 I think we're he just randomly starts going full crazy and the reasons for it are poor.

Before that he was pretty normal. As far as sitcom characters go anyway. He completely gave up on Rachel at the end of season 1 and she was the one who wouldn't leave him alone for 4 seasons.

The entire show though, everyone goes full toxic in beyond season 5.
 

Kino

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Oct 25, 2017
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Independently of the weird shit you mentioned, what’s really depressing is how at the time the show was airing, Ross was actually supposed to be sympathetic somehow in the arguments that he’d have with Rachel, where the reality of the matter is that he was a controlling, insecure man child and the only thing Rachel ever did wrong was a) having a career she liked, or b) expecting him to own up to anything ever.


He’s the quintessential “nice guy” with all of the baggage that comes with it.
I never found him sympathetic and the show seemed to squarely support her side considering how he was the one who ultimately decided to cheat.

I do think show overlooked how traumatic his first divorce was. The one time it was brought up it was mainly used as a joke.
 

Joe

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I'm now imagining remaking Friends in 2019, but with Paul Rudd still, inexplicably, being able to play a convincing Mike Hannigan.