Eleven Moments That Were Way Too Relatable In The Trailer For Netflix's New Friends From College
Netflix recently dropped the trailer for their new comedy series Friends From College, and we couldn't be more pumped! With comedy powerhouses Cobie Smulders and Keegan-Michael Key starring (and a surprise Kate McKinnon cameo in the trailer!), we're pretty sure we've just met our new favorite t.v. show. Friends From College is scheduled to appear on Netflix July 14th. Here are seven moments that we think are hilariously, painfully relatable from the new trailer.
Cobie Smulder's Second Hand Road Rage
Cobie Smulders is every goal we've ever had, tbh, including when she's wearing checkered plaid and screaming out a car window. It's almost worse when someone's being a jerk and you're the passenger, isn't it? Defend Keegan-Michael Key's honor.
Even if you love your old friends, we totally get the anxiety that comes with meeting up for the first time in forever. You know that you've changed, so it's both exciting and scary to see how they've changed too. Plus, old friends mean old drama, and nothing's more exhausting than dredging up old, frustrating memories.
The Mysterious De-Aging That Happens With Old Pals
All of that personal growth you've built up over the past few years seems to fly out the window when you're suddenly back with your old friends. You're a little too eager to relive old memories and be the person your friends once knew, and your throwback antics can even start to annoy yourself. But you can't stop. You just keep burying yourself deeper into the "totally random lol" pit. We've been there.
Case In Point: Reliving the Nerf War Dream
Reverting back to the way you were five to ten years ago can make you feel petty and immature, but for some reason that seems easier than trying to making new friends out of your old ones. It feels less complicated for you all to magically transform into the people you were, back when your group dynamic was a lot less forced. Unfortunately, when you do this, you can miss out on your friends' great emotional achievements and new opinions.But who doesn't love an ultimate Nerf war?
Awkwardly Hanging Out with Your Partner's Friend Group and Not Getting Any of Their Inside Jokes
Okay, Felix is our favorite character in the trailer. Stuck hanging out with his partner's old college gang, Felix doesn't have any nostalgia or loyalty forcing him into this group dynamic. When the boys start rough-housing, Felix awkwardly acknowledges how weird and loud this whole reunion really is, fake-smiling through the whole trailer. We have all been Felix, we will always be Felix.
Old Grudges Don't Always Die
When a big group of friends reunites, all of those old arguments and fights suddenly feel new. And if you never worked through those issues in the past, it can affect your interactions with everyone now. You still feel like you have to prove you're right, but at the same time you want to be the bigger person. Like Colbie's character, Lisa says, "Everything gets so competitive."
Wondering If You're Happy
Even if you're content with your life as an adult, we all have our "what if?" moments. What if I'd chosen a different career path? What if I'd made better financial decisions? What if my partner would be happier with someone else? But usually these moments are pretty fleeting and far between. Maybe wanting to blow up your life and start over indicates some underlying issues that you should maybe work out. Who knows?
Business Meeting Turned Boy's Club
We all know that top business meetings are unfortunately more male dominated than egalitarian (a big sarcastic whoop for the glass ceiling), and this trailer shows Colbie Smulders facing a (slightly exaggerated) execs meeting that's turned into a full-on kegger, alongside another incredibly qualified woman, and a random man who's just tired of everyone's crap and wants to do his job. We've been there, we've stood through that. Look how exhausted that man is.
Not Knowing Important Answers to Big Questions
While Friends From College has a lighthearted comedy vibe, the trailer shows that it's not going to be afraid of delving into tougher issues, especially in marriages. We've all been in moments where we've had to ask ourselves questions that can dictate the course of our relationships and our lives. Sometimes you just don't have any answers, and that can be terrifying.
Trying To Like Your Partner's Friends
Our favorite scene from the whole trailer. In healthy relationships, you'd ideally like most of your partner's friends. But liking your partner's old friends from before you met? That can be an entirely different, much harder story. And then having to become friends with them? That's the hardest. Everyone gets that, sometimes even your partner's friends. Sometimes "tolerate them" is the best you can aim for. All the more power to Felix for recognizing that.
Hella Awkward Group Slo-Mo
This one's so relatable that it almost causes physical pain. Where do we start? With Colbie's horrifying layering? Everyone's cheesy wino shirts? Drinking straight from the bottle?No, it's the real life slow-motion gag.Why have we all done this? Why have we all walked in slo-mo to look cool when it's universally acknowledged that fake slo-mo just flaunts that you've had one too many margaritas and that you're still channeling your inner middle-schooler?Also, look at Felix being entirely done with everyone's nonsense. WE ARE ALL FELIX.Are you excited for Netflix's new show? Have you got any funny visiting old friends stories? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to share this with your friends!
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