Every month or so Netflix typically updates its streaming library—new movies or shows will be added while others will be removed, and so on and so forth. Usually, the streaming service will keep its most popular/longest running shows like Friends available year-round, because everyone loves them and it would be cruel to rob us of the one good thing in this crappy world.
However, we’ve recently learned that Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey will, in fact, be leaving Netflix in January and it looks like 2019 is already going to suck. Unsurprisingly, people are totally NOT fine with this news.
If you haven’t already heard, Friends is leaving Netflix in January.
It’s true. All 10 seasons of our favorite sitcom will stop streaming in the US on Jan. 1. Apparently, Warner Media is starting its own streaming service in 2019 which is where the iconic New York City pals will be available at a later date.
Most of us are in deep denial that this is happening.
We will not pivot! While there may be other “similar” shows to watch on Netflix, nothing compares to Friends. And if you disagree, kindly see yourself out.
Seriously, at a loss.
Unsurprisingly, fans are taking to Twitter to air their grievances with Netflix.
— jenn🎉 (@Jennwybieracki_) December 2, 2018
It’s totally not fine.
me finding out that Friends is getting taken off on netflix pic.twitter.com/obCbwDdOlz
— nicole (@anistonily) December 2, 2018
Phoebe said it best.
Finding out Netflix is removing Friends… pic.twitter.com/Yf7yTaJcPa
— Kirsten Easton (@EastonKirsten) December 2, 2018
Seriously, why Netflix?
Me @ netflix when i found out they’re taking friends off pic.twitter.com/PZr1XbNBcu
— emma (@emmacoy_) December 2, 2018
Dear Netflix, please give a rational explanation as to why you’re GETTING RID OF FRIENDS?! It’s never left the trending section since you put it on, it’s so loved. I know It’s a tv show, but it’s actually changed me, and many others. Don’t do this to us, or the 90’s #savefriends
— Anna Cafagna (@acballerina15) December 2, 2018
Safe to say 2019 is going to suck.
netflix is taking friends off on january 1st. looks like 2019 is already off to a bad start
— Abigail Bowers (@abby_bowers8) December 2, 2018
Friends is officially leaving Netflix January 1st so Merry Christmas 🙁 pic.twitter.com/UBS5T5kjbD
— Des 🖤 (@Destinywilcoxso) December 2, 2018
Some fans are even threatening to cancel their Netflix subscriptions.
me switching from netflix to hulu because they are taking friends off on new years pic.twitter.com/lybEzQgt9i
— ✨ (@thanksnextgomez) December 3, 2018
Netflix is really removing Friends on January 1st and the only reason I have an account is to rewatch the same episodes of the show whenever I’m bored so I guess it’s time to cancel my subscription
— sai (@Saisailu97) December 3, 2018
While others are starting a petition to keep Friends on the streaming service.
— Maggie LaCombe (@mags422) December 2, 2018
— 𝒿 𝑒 𝓃 𝓃 𝒾 𝒻 𝑒 𝓇 𝒶 𝓃 𝒾 𝓈 𝓉 𝑜 𝓃 (@jenenthusiast) December 2, 2018