How to watch the 'Friends' reunion special

The Friends reunion special
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It's finally happened. The Central Perk gang got back together. 

We've actually known for quite some time the gang from Friends — Ross, Phoebe, Rachel, Monica, Chandler and Joey — would reunite. And we knew it'd be on HBO Max. We just didn't know when, and the global pandemic pushed the reunion back quite a bit.

But we're just about there. Here's everything you need to know about the Friends reunion.

When is the Friends reunion on HBO Max?

This is the only part you care about, right? The Friends reunion show premiered on May 27 on HBO Max.

How to watch the Friends reunion in the UK

If you're of the British variety — or, more accurately, if you're looking to watch the Friends reunion special and you're in the UK or Ireland, we now have details. The special will be available on-demand starting at 8 a.m. BST on NOW.

And it'll be broadcast at 8 p.m. BST on SKY.

What's the reunion going to be about?

This whole thing was originally supposed to go down in March 2020. But the pandemic postponed things for about a year. The full trailer shows the cast playing games, doing a table read of a script, and sitting down with James Corden for a little chat.

The reunion was going to be a tentpole launch for HBO Max back in 2020. But it just didn't happen. And when it finally did a year later? Everything sort of landed with a thud, according to our full Friends: The Reunion review.

It was also pretty evident that it just wasn't as good as what Will Smith & Co. were able to do with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion 30th anniversary special that landed on HBO Max in late 2020, mostly because it lacked the sort of conflict and closure that the Fresh Prince cast got to have.

And too bad, even if it was great to see everyone get back together one more time.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.