The Good

This is a fun show that is filled with likable characters.

The Bad

I am not sure I completely understand why this DVD with only four episodes exists.

Friends Collection: The One with All the Weddings is a four episode DVD that examines the mostly comic foibles of when these characters got married. While this disc focuses on Ross, Monica and Phoebes weddings, it is really about how these nuptials not only effect the group but everyone else in their lives. While I can understand Warner Bros. thinking that people might not want to buy all ten seasons of this show, heck they might not even want one season, why would they want to own only four episodes of it?

Features

Commentary Track

This is a track featuring Executive Producers Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane and it is for the episode The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding. They break down how they wanted to put a twist on the wedding in a sitcom, how they struggled to keep it interesting and why they chose to make this finale episode a cliffhanger. Also, they discuss how great Gary Oldman is and I am still surprised that he was on this show.

Video

Standard Version presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original television exhibitions. Like most of the sitcoms that grace TV, this show does nothing to look different that either previous of contemporary shows. That said, I think because it looks so "typical" it allows itself to veer of course with the subject matter. While, from what I've seen Friends never really does that, the thought and option is there at least.

Audio

Dolby Digital - English Dolby Surround 5.0. Again, like the picture quality on this DVD, the audio has that light feel that never really manages to effect the stories much. This is a classically created show and since there are only four episodes on this disc, it isn't like any of the audio or video components were really maxed out during the compression.

Package

Monica and Chandler stand on this front cover in what looks like a really nice wedding picture. The back cover gives us three iconic shots from some of the other episodes on this disc. There is a tiny description of what this DVD contains, a list of the episodes, a "Special Features" listing and some technical specs.

Final Word

If you are simply a casually fan of Friends, one who only watches the show when it's on TNT or something, then I suggest picking up this DVD. However, for about twenty dollars more (and you could probably spend less), one could own a whole season which would provide hours of entertainment.

Friends was released .