Your friends personality eventually can become your personality so choose the right friends and you will be rewarded. You can choose your friends and you are not automatically pair with some random person to be your friend unlike your family and technology can never hope to ever replace human beings in this field
Funnier shows have come out recently and honestly friends wasn't that good in the first place so we should just look at other shows. For example, comedy shows like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Community have taken the places of more melodramatic comedy shows. In the end I don't think it really matters.