Friends’ 8 Worst Storylines
Even the best of shows can have its weak moments and Friends was no exception. Despite its years-long run and undeniably being one of the most popular rom-coms ever, there were occasionally storylines, characters, and episodes that we all really could have done without. Whether they came across as time-fillers, missteps, or just blatant wrong moves, here are 8 of Friends worst story lines. But, of course, not everyone agrees. Check out the list and see if you think these are the worst, not terrible at all, or pale in comparison to some of the other weirdo and wonky story lines that we could have done without.
8. Older Chandler and the Younger Interns
When Chandler decides it’s time to finally ditch the job he really couldn’t care less about and has taken him away from New York, it’s time for him to start fresh with his career and that means starting from the bottom. He takes a position as an intern and shows up to find out that everyone else – expect for the boss – is much, much younger than him. It’s a story line that’s good for a few laughs, but honestly, it’s a story line that’s been done again and again…and again. With Chandler at a point of all new career beginnings, there was a lot of potential to take his story line anywhere they wanted instead of choosing the same ol,’ same old.
7. Gavin Mitchell, Rachel’s Co-worker and Sorta, Kinda Date
Dermot Mulroney must have had some spare time in his schedule when he appeared on Friends as Gavin Mitchell. Too bad he was written in as a creepy jerk. Popping up briefly and unremarkably in season 9 when Rachel heads back to work after her maternity leave, he annoyed her endlessly and threatened to take her job. So of course she found herself having a slight crush on him. *pukey puke puke* Although he played the annoying arse until almost the very end of his Friends appearance, his character felt like a simple time-filler and nothing more than a reason for a bump on the road to happily-ever-after for two of the show’s main characters when Ross, from his apartment across the street, spots Rachel sharing a kiss with Gavin out on the balcony.