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A walk down nostalgia lane with our favourite on-screen characters


By Su Fen Tan

A walk down nostalgia lane with our favourite on-screen characters

With Facebook’s ’10-Year Challenge’ all the rage now, it’s the perfect time to take a walk down memory lane with our favourite on-screen characters from some of the most notable long-running TV shows and movies in recent times. Some of the “10 years later” images might not be from the latest/final outing of the shows, because we tried to keep them as close to the decade-long mark as possible. Here goes:


The cast of ‘Friends’: 1994 vs 2004

This lovable group of six friends living in NYC has to be one of the most likable ensemble casts of all time.

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The cast of ‘Modern Family’: 2009 vs 2018

Boy, how the kids have grown. Here’s to hoping it gets a green light for Season 11!

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The cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: 2005 vs 2015 

Now in its 15th season, Grey’s Anatomy is still going strong as ever—but here’s a look back at the OG main cast from Season 1 vs Season 10.

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The cast of ‘How I Met Your Mother’: 2005 vs 2014

Love or hate the show finale, you’ve got to admit HIMYM was a good ride.

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The cast of ‘The Big Bang Theory’: 2007 vs 2017

As The Big Bang Theory is on its final leg of its journey, now is as good a time as any for a major #throwback.

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The cast of ‘Phua Chu Kang’: 1997 vs 2007

Of course we can’t leave out the ah beng contractor who was the best in Singapore and JB (and some say Batam).

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The cast of ‘Harry Potter’: 2001 vs 2011

This was one magical journey we wished could go on forever. Anyone else remember being taken aback by the boys’ voices (it was expected, but still) in The Chamber of Secrets?

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Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in ‘Mission: Impossible’: 1996 vs 2015

10 years later and Tom Cruise is still hanging on to vehicles and doing all his own stunts.

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