Film and television review platform ScreenPrism took a deeper look into the childlike wonder that makes Joey Tribbiani who he is. On one hand, it makes him strangely and unexpectedly wise in some situations, yet more than once, Joey says something about the improper way in which he treats women, especially as judged by today’s standards. Despite this weakness, his love for his friends is real, as shown by the lengths to which he would go for them, particularly for Chandler.
In many ways youthful never-changing Joey is the true heart of the show reflecting the deeper message and moment of life that ‘Friends’ is all about …in the show Joey and Chandler are a true team through their 20s, supporting each other blowing off steam together and acting as the main players in each other’s lives through this formative period, even as they develop more separate lives …we see the other friends changed dramatically over the years but Joey doesn’t have this will to change. In the series finale he’s still the same single guy living in the same apartment as when we first met him.