Nope. We're gonna need Netflix to "pivot" them back onto the streaming service. (Too much?)
Netflix is getting a little too cocky. Too big for its britches. Who does Netflix really think it'll be without the entertainment cornerstones that are Friends and The Office?
Within the last few weeks, Netflix has announced that both shows will leave the streaming service by the end of 2020. And it's a permanent move, too. They're not just "taking a break."
Friends was bought by Warner Bros. (to be streamed on their HBO Max), and Netflix was outbid by NBC for The Office. Each show is expected to begin streaming in its new respective home by the beginning of 2021! I guess we are going to have to watch some Netflix originals like Stranger Things, but they won't fulfill the missing void of socially awkward comments from Michael or practical jokes from Jim.
Both TV shows originally aired on NBC, and both are always great for binge-watching when we're in need of some comforting, reliable humor after a long day. Now we'll have to pay for another subscription service in order to see them – unless we own all the seasons on DVD or Blu-ray, of course. (Buy the full series of Friends and The Office on Amazon.)
I'll let Joey handle this great loss:
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We can at least give Netflix credit because, after fans went into a panic on social media, they paid $100 million to keep Friends streaming for one more year. We're just not ready to let go of those iconic "Smelly Cat" moments just yet. Obviously.
Without The Office or Friends readily available at our fingertips, we will have to go out into the world and actually talk to people.
Of course, fans of the iconic TV shows are not happy with the move and expressed their thoughts and feelings on Twitter:
Everyone leaving Netflix when Friends and The Office are removed pic.twitter.com/6Ut56zAigb— Luis (@LAVXXIX) July 9, 2019
Friends and The Office are leaving Netflix in 2020.. this is the first time I’ve ever had a rough year before the year started.— Kenzie K (@kenziekonair) July 9, 2019
BRB, drowning our sorrows in coffee at Central Perk ☕💔 https://t.co/1tjGfJHsGt— Glamour (@glamourmag) July 10, 2019
The Office and FRIENDS both leaving Netflix. It’s like my best friends are changing schools— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) July 9, 2019
side note: friends AND the office are leaving netflix. i’m about to throw a tantrum— sam (@itsmutualshawn) July 10, 2019
This is all of us right now:
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As we all know, shows and movies do eventually leave Netflix sometime, but we are never prepared for the day they do! All Disney movies are being removed by November 2019, because Disney will be joining the streaming train and launching their own streaming service for $7 a month!
How do you feel about Netflix losing these shows? Do you think they could have fought harder to keep them? Will you be getting two new streaming services? Tell us in the comments!