We had hoped it wouldn’t come to be, but 2021 turned out to be more of the same from the previous year thanks to the pandemic. Lots of hunkering-down isolating or enjoying the great outdoors more often than usual. And once again, books played a big part in helping us all cope and maintain some kind of normalcy. Now more than ever, books in all their various formats will make a great gift this holiday season. This year saw a resurgence of Dune; illustrated versions of J.R.R. Tolkien works; memoirs from the world of rock and heavy metal; graphic novel collections; fun, pop-culture-themed cookbooks; stories from the imaginations of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Grady Hendrix; continuing adventures from the Star Trek, Star Wars, and Marvel universes, and much more.
Check out our Holiday Gift Guide 2021 for Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for the readers in your life.
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Friends: The Complete Series CollectionBlu-ray box set for only $79.99 (that’s 71% off the list price of $279.98).
This 21-disc Blu-ray box set contain all 236 episodes of the 10 seasons of the popular NBC television sitcom Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004. The show starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Leblanc, Matthew Perry, and Lisa Kudrow as a group of close friends in their twenties living in New York City.
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, March 12, 2015, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends, the popular television series that starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer, and ran on NBC for 10 years.
On the sitcom, the friends were often seen hanging out at their local Manhattan coffee shop, Central Perk. While the shop was fictional, Warner Bros. is now partnering up with Eight O’Clock Coffee to re-create the Central Perk coffeehouse in New York City for a limited time.
Jennifer Aniston made an appearance on Wednesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where the Friends star was promoting her upcoming movie, Life of Crime. During the interview, host Jimmy Kimmel said he was a big fan of Aniston’s former NBC sitcom and got the actress to act out some of his Friends “fan-fic,” complete with a recreation of part of show’s set piece.
As if a trip back to the land of Friends with Aniston, who played Rachel, wasn’t enough, the show’s other female leads, Courteney Cox (who played Monica) and Lisa Kudrow (who played Phoebe), joined them in a scene where Kimmel played Ross (David Schwimmer’s role on the series).
Check out the video here below, which reunites the female stars of Friends in the familiar setting of Monica’s apartment for Kimmel’s sketch.