How Monica’s Insatiable Need to Control Everything Is the Way She Shows Her ‘Friends’ She Loves Them


In an amicable episode of their very insightful video essays, film and television analysis platform ScreenPrism dug into the classic series Friends to focus on the very distinct personality of Monica Geller. Monica is a tightly wound control freak, but with these traits she simultaneously reveals her generous nature and her willingness to make sure other people are happy before herself. While this can be frustrating for Monica, she’s the one who brings everyone bacvk together when they’ve strayed too far. And in learning that she can be happy by loosening up a little, Monica eventually finds the joy of which she’s always dreamed in the end.

The lesson that Monica has to learn is that life doesn’t work out exactly according to plan no matter how hard you work or deserve it, so it’s important to be flexible and not so rigid about everything arriving in the exact package that we initially wanted. Because Monica learns to adapt, in the end she’s rewarded with everything she ever truly wanted, even if it doesn’t come in the exact form she expected.

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Unorthodox Recording Studios That Turned Out Legendary Rock Albums

In a locus episode of his incredibly informative video essays about music, YouTuber Polyphonic, talked about three different recording studios that were rather unorthodox in their respective natures, but turned out legendary, blockbuster albums. These locations also affected the bands in different ways. The Big Pink in West Saugerties, New …

A Beautiful Film About One of the Last European Artisans Who Craft Paper Completely by Hand

In the beautiful, short documentary “The Papermaker“, director Daniel Egenolf of Kings and Kongs Film Production, goes inside the Arthouse Bethanian workshop of Gangolf Ulbricht, one of the last European artisans who craft paper completely by hand. Ulbricht demonstrated his process for making paper, one that uses no trees whatsoever, …

A Day In the Life of a Rescued Fox Named Jack

In a lovely video from 2010, retired engineer Mike Trowler shared how much he cared for a rescued pet fox named Jack, a gentle animal who was quite happy to play a short game of football (soccer) on the front lawn with his human and then get a nice shampoo …