My wife just finished working her way through the full series run of Friends on Netflix. We were talking and she brought up how her mother got tired of Friends after a while. My mother-in-law apparently thought Joey got too stupid, Monica too annoying, and the Ross-and-Rachel thing got rather tired. I wasn’t the fan of the show that my wife or her mother were, so I couldn’t disagree with that consensus, where I mostly wondered why any of them would willingly hang out with hangdog mopester Ross.
That’s not an unusual phenomena. Many TV shows that run long enough can become a shadow of their former glory. Anyone who’s been watching The Simpsons long enough already knows that, though.