'Friends' Is Leaving Netflix In January And The Internet Is Losing It

Kathryn Cook

Let's just call it the "One With the Disappointed Fans."

For many, Friends has become a staple show in their household despite the fact that the last episode aired all the way back in 2004. Loyal fans have been catching reruns on networks like Nickelodeon, TBS, and Paramount but perhaps the best viewing platform for Friends faithful has been Netflix, the commercial-free, watch-anytime-you-want platform that has been bringing Monica, Ross, Chandler, Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe into viewers' living rooms for the past four years.

According to the show's page on Netflix, the show will be leaving the streaming platform this coming January with a message reading "Available until 01/01/2019." So if you were hoping to binge the series for the 15th straight time, you better get watching because time is running out. Since the devastating news broke, Friends fans have taken to social media to express their displeasure. While some used gifs and photos from the show, others took to Twitter to share their heartbreak over the sad, sad news.

"Ummmm Friends can't leave Netflix on January 1 I'm SUING," one commented.

"So I know there are worse things in the world BUT WHY IS NETFLIX GETTING RID OF "FRIENDS"!!!!!!!!! This is just unacceptable," another wrote.

"Netflix is taking friends off on january 1st. looks like 2019 is already off to a bad start."

"FRIENDS IS LEAVING NETFLIX ON JANUARY 1ST. In other news, I will be canceling my Netflix subscription on January 1st," one user threatened.

"Many people love the show Friends, no matter how old it gets. It's helped so many people get through life, and Netflix is most likely their only source of watching it. So even though this might seem stupid, please help and sign the petition."