The "Friends" reunion won't be here for us as soon as expected.
Production on the special has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic that's brought movie and TV making to a standstill.
The special, featuring the entire original "Friends" cast, was to be part of the May launch of the new HBO Max streaming service. No taping was done before the health crisis hit, the company said Friday.
The Emmy-winning "Friends," which ended its 10-season run in 2004, made Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer into household names.
Plans call for the special, called a "celebration of the beloved show," to be shot on the same Burbank, California, sound stage where the series taped.
Are you feeling fed up staying at home for days after days during the quarantine period? Worrying about COVID-19 pandemic can weaken your immune system. You can watch entertaining movies, and web series to keep your mind engaged avoiding anxiety. In this article we have selected and reviewed some Netflix romantic comedy movies and web-series which are worth watching during your quarantine.
This American romantic comedy film has been directed by Roger Kumble. This film starts with Gabriela (played by Christina Milian), housing designer, who resides in San Francisco, USA. Gabriela’s jackass boss could hardly value her talent and passion for work. The indifferent attitude of her numb boyfriend leads to their break up. Losing both her job and boyfriend Gabriela gets broken-hearted. While sobbing on the couch and indulging into wine she pours her emotion into an online essay writing contest called “win an inn”. As a stroke of luck, she wins the contest and from this point the real story starts.
Through a long uncomfortable journey, Gabriela finally reaches her inn located somewhere in rustic New Zealand. Here she meets a handsome muscular guy named Jake (played by Adam Demos). The inn looks gorgeous only in picture, but is in haphazard state in reality. The small town is populated with unsophisticated inhabitants. You will enjoy the shrewish activities of Charlotte (played by Anna Jullienne).
As a local building contractor, Jake extends a helping hand towards Gabriela to repair the inn. Though she shows disinterest initially, later she made a partnership with Jake. While working, the chemistry between the duos mounts over the business deal. Then she has to make a decision between way back home with her dumb boyfriend and starting a new life with Jake in New Zealand.
Written and directed by Atul Malhotra, this movie plots on the friendship of three young men living in West London. This movie triggers towards the assimilation of varied ethnic groups. The three main characters of this movie were raised in the same neighborhood. The story starts with a Sikh boy Amar, who immigrated to England with his family. Amar’s father opened the 14th Indian restaurant on the High Road. Akbar, the second main character, was raised by an immigrant Muslim family. The third character Tony represents a white young man who belongs to an Irish catholic family.
As the story forwards, these three friends grow up, fall in love with different girls and try to find good jobs. Tony falls in love with an Asian girl who has a wicked brother. The story takes a sharp turn when Amar was sentenced three-year jail for the accusation of an accidental murder while saving the lives of his two dearest friends at a dance club. The real climax of this film starts off, when Amar got released from prison. The reactions of society, sympathy of friends and struggle of Amar will encourage you to see life from a different perspective. Though not a political film, this ‘Amar, Akbar & Tony’ focuses on Britain immigrants. With a superb blend of comedy, emotion, romance, and drama, this film can make your quarantine period enjoyable.
Always Be My Maybe is a marvelous romantic comedy. It is a story of two childhood best friends Sasha and Marcus (played by Ali Wong and Randall Park as adults) who grow up in the same neighborhood, then get apart choosing different paths of life, and eventually reunite as adults, discovering themselves in a total reverse economic circumstances.
Sasha, the female lead role, acquires the position of a famous celebrity chef, while Marcus, the male lead role, still lives in his childhood residence and assists his father in their family-run air conditioning company. The duo meets again and remembers the moments they spent together, when Sasha visits her hometown after several years. The chemistry between this pair will entertain you. As the story advances the complicacies of life prohibit them to stay together. Marcus suffers from self-doubt, while Sasha bears ambitions to launch more restaurants. Their different personalities and approaches in life shoot a challenge in their relationship.
This well-written, well-filmed, and well-structured movie will charm you with sharp dialogues in an upbeat tone. Though this film won’t show any new theme, it will make you laugh with traditional and familiar flavor. Watching this romantic comedy you can be entertained and have a great time.
It is an Asian (Indian) web television series created by Pocket Aces. The language used is mostly English, with a few expressions in local dialogue. The theme circulates around a couple - Kavya Kulkarni (Mithila Palkar) and Dhruv Vats (Dhruv Sehgal) - living in Mumbai. This romantic series focuses on the day to life of this couple explored through feelings, struggle, problems, challenges, and conversation.
The couple represent the young generation of this time who often go through the fear of missing out due to social media, trying restaurants for new cuisines, late-night cravings for fast food, etc. Besides fun and romance, the characters experience some personal and professional crises. Dhruv tries to reconnect with an old friend with whom he grew up. Later Dhruv quit from his job due to a loss of interest, which makes him acting like "aimless" while Kavya gets promoted with a pay hike. This difference triggers a fight between them.
In this web series the story highlights upon realistic issues that a couple may face every now and then. Furthermore, this web series will draw your attention on how the impact of urbanization and social structures of the large cities are shrinking humanity. Watching this series you may find many similarities with your own life.
Are you feeling bored staying at home due to coronavirus home quarantine? Due to the lock down situation – imposed by the Government to prevent Coronavirus outbreak – in the whole country, most of the offices, supermarkets restaurants, and other public places have been shut down. In this situation, you can hardly meet your friends. Even if you go out of home it might risk your life. For the safety of you and your family members you need to stay at quarantine for some more days otherwise you may get contaminated by the deadly COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus 2019. Now how to keep your mind engaged in the quarantine days! In this article we are going to review the Netflix series “Stories by Rabindranath Tagore”.
The soul enriching writings of Rabindranath Tagore ameliorated Bengali literature with contextual modernism. This polymath author was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. If you have read the novels of Tagore, and imagined the characters inside your mind, don’t miss the drama “Stories by Rabindranath Tagore” created by renowned Indian director Director Anurag Basu. The 26 episodes of this series have been plotted through the adaptation of original stories written by Rabindranath Tagore. Translating the novels into drama, this Netflix series will also entertain those who have never read any writing of Rabindranath Tagore.
The Indian film director Anurag Basu is notorious for his unique stories and creative style of visual storytelling on the silver screen. Starting career as an assistant director in television serials Basu proved his talent in making versatile television shows under varied genres. After stepping his career in film direction Basu got huge applause from critics and audiences. With the Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, Basu has made a memorable comeback to television after a huge gap.
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The ‘Stories By Rabindranath Tagore’ is composed of 26 episodes based upon 14 great stories by Tagore including Chokher Bali, Atithi, Charulata, Shasti, Nosto Neer, Tyaag, Monihara, Kabuliwala, Maanbhanjan, samapti, Detective, Chutti, etc. With the shade of his own talent the director Anurag Basu decodes the stories of Tagore into life-drama keeping the main themes almost unchanged. To narrate each story, the director assigns about two to three episodes. However, a few short stories have been covered in single episodes. Though each episode is 60 minutes long, you won’t feel it tedious. What makes these episodes highly entertaining is the showcase of unique background, authentic costumes of artists and atmosphere complying with each different story.
Watching “Stories by Rabindranath Tagore” you will go back to the conservative society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The heartwarming Characters – like Binodini, Bihari, Tarapodo, Giribala, charulata, Fotik, Gokul, Kusum, and so on. – portrayed by Tagore can introduce you with the various dimensions of complex human nature comprising kindness, sanctimony, greed, revenge, love, lust, self-esteem, etc. Each character will make you rethink the true meaning of life through the lens of morality.
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In these stories Tagor shaded light upon the emotions, desires, dreams, and dignities of women which was never seen before in the concurrent subcontinent literature. For instance, in the story ‘Chokher Bali’ Binodini denies to sacrifice her lust even if being a widow. In another story ‘Maanbhanjan’, Giribala was neglected by her husband for Latika, a famous theater heroine. Instead of shading tears for her bad luck, Giribala starts a new life as an actress and eventually acquires the top-most position in media which was a long-cherished dream of Latika. Finally the revenge was taken gracefully. The way how Tagore spoke for women empowerment in his stories will leave you thrilled.
The stories of Tagore also reveal the thoughts, passions and dignities of women. In the story ‘Samapti’, the new bride Mrinmoyi questions the norms of society which imposes post-marital binding solely on women leaving men’s life same as before. Through the voice of Mrinmoyee Tagore questions is it really necessary for women to get married? In the story ‘Shasti’, Chandra becomes the scapegoat of patriarchal society. In the story ‘Dui Bon’, Tagore highlights two dimensions of women character. One woman character endows passionate romance and another woman character offers selfless love like a mother.
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Another amazing fact of this series is each story is linked with the next one in a natural flow of life. The technique of visual story-telling will not only amuse you, but also help you to understand the narratives in an easy manner. The show was filmed in a colossal set built in several locations of old Kolkata. Each story nicely demonstrates the cultural references, political situation, as well as social manifestations.
What is more? In each episode, you will enjoy some mind-blowing songs by Tagore which wonderfully blend with the respective theme of each story. Tagore’s Bengali songs have been re-created and tuned through the voices of notorious Indian singers including Shalmali Kholgade, Shaan, Arijit Singh, etc. on the whole “Stories by Rabindranath Tagore” is must-watch drama which can make your quarantine entertaining.
A bleary-eyed Chris Cuomo, saying he wanted to be a cautionary tale for his audience, anchored his CNN show from his basement Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Via remote link, he interviewed Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, an emergency room nurse and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who expressed worry about one of Cuomo's symptoms.
"Brace yourself," Cuomo told viewers, "not for a hoax. But for the next few weeks of scary and painful realities. This is a fight. It's going to get worse. We're going to suffer."
Cuomo looked pale, his eyes watery and red-rimmed. He took a few deep breaths to compose himself. He repeated himself. Even Gupta said he didn't look good, and said he'd call later to talk about a tightness Cuomo was feeling in his chest.
The 49-year-old newsman, whose brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has logged just as much television airtime lately with daily briefings on how the disease is affecting his state, said earlier that he knew it was a matter of time because of how often he was exposed to people. He said he's staying in the basement of his Long Island home to protect himself from his wife and children.
The New York governor, who appeared with his brother on CNN by remote link the night before, also used the personal story to warn others during his press briefing Tuesday. He noted that he had scolded Chris for having their 88-year-old mother, Matilda, visiting Chris' home two weeks ago.
"It's my family, it's your family, it's all of our families," he said. "This virus is so insidious, and we have to keep that in mind."
Chris Cuomo said he thought his mom would be safer at his house than in her New York City apartment, but his brother persuaded him to have her stay at his sister's place in Westchester County.
Some competitors, including Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera of Fox News Channel, and Joy Reid and Ali Velshi of MSNBC, sent best wishes to Cuomo through social media Tuesday.
He said he appreciated the sympathy from well-wishers but tried to deflect it.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to keep doing the show," he said. "But who knows?"
One of the most unsettling things about the disease, he said, is hearing from doctors that there really isn't much he can do now except "suck it up."
"The best medicine is not to get it — prevention," he said in a pre-show discussion with colleague Anderson Cooper.
Most people who get the virus have mild to moderate symptoms and recover. But for older people, and those with underlying medical conditions, the disease can be dangerous. More than 3,000 people have died in the U.S. alone.
Andrew Cuomo, 62, and the CNN anchor are sons of the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, and that teasing big brother-little brother dynamic often enlivens their appearances together. The governor called him his best friend.
"He is going to be fine," he said. "He's young, in good shape, strong — not as strong as he thinks he is, but he will be fine."
Chris got a measure of revenge Tuesday night, referring to his brother as "Captain Banana Hands."
In your hectic days you might have a fantasy of taking a long vacation which you want to spend sitting on the couch ideally eating lots of snacks and watching your favorite TV series. The recent circumstance of coronavirus outbreak is forcing you to stay at home until the situation gets under control. Certainly you never expected such vacation, but still you have to accept the way it is! Now how to spend this home quarantine period without getting bored? Don’t worry! In the age of Netflix, you have lots of options to choose from. Blissfully Netflix has officially launched a bunch of highly enjoyable TV series in the early months of 2020, which worth watching in your quarantine with utmost fun. Read this article if you are looking for entertaining, thrilling and educative series in the streaming giant Netflix to watch during your home quarantine.
If you love watching TV series that resembles real-life experience of a real community, don’t miss Gentefied. Thanks to Netflix for allowing a community to tell its own story. What makes the Netflix’s new comedy Gentefied stand out from average TV series of entertainment industry is portraying the real scenario of the sprawling city Los Angeles. This series aims to spot light on how the influx of illegitimate money – mostly earned by the newer whiter residents – is pushing out the unique culture of Los Angeles.
Though the characters speak Latin from the beginning to end, you will enjoy every episode with English subtitles and some English dialogues. Gentefied represents a California neighborhood which is experiencing the initial impacts of the process of gentrification. In brief, the story line circulates around a Mexican-American family who are struggling to preserve their cultural identity while get going with the gentrification process. The three main characters are cousins inheriting Mexican-American origin. While living at Boyle Heights in Los Angeles for decades, those trios are chasing their American Dream. However, their dream is about to jeopardize their possessions including the family-owned taco shop, cultural identity own neighborhood, even if their immigrant grandfather.
Are you a crazy fan of thriller series? If yes, Netflix’s documentary miniseries ‘Killer inside: the Mind of Aaron Hernandez’ is must watch for you! The storyline is formed upon the life history of NFL star who was convicted for homicide. The documentary will take you back in 2013 to 2015 when Hernandez was facing trial and later proved guilty for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. The storyline also revisits the trial incidence for double homicide (Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu) in 2012 for which Hernandez was found not guilty. Hernandez got a life sentence in April 2015. But a few days later, he took his life in prison which was claimed as suicide.
Revealing some audio recordings from Hernandez’s prison life, including his personal phone calls to his daughter, mother, and lawyers, this documentary tries to portray Hernandez as a human apart his criminal offense. The Killer inside series also shades light over the vulnerable affect of football to human brain. The audience will also experience what it be like to live a secretive gay life in the NFL. Beyond the history of Hernandez, this documentary dares to question NFL culture.
The latest Netflix series ‘The Pharmacist’ directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, combines three different series in one platform. This documentary series starts portraying the murder incidence of Dan Jr., a young white man, who was trying to buy some cocaine in April 1999. Then the storyline jumps to the victim’s father Schneider, a pharmacist from New Orleans, who was frustrated by the noncooperation of the corrupt Police Department of New Orleans in investigating his oldest son’s murder case. The circumstances made the father find his own way to reach the killer.
In 1975, Schneider took the career of pharmacist to manage his family. The heroic attempts of the pharmacist Schneider erased the opioid – category of drugs related to heroin – crisis which was leading the youths of his community towards moral erosion. Portraying the currently growing drug issues of the country, ‘The Pharmacist’ appears as a praise-worthy documentary series which wraps up in four episodes.
What’s it like to be a baby? Certainly you can’t remember much of it. Babies are miracles to both parents and science. Have you ever give it a thought how those little helpless souls grow up day by day and turn into matured human kind. To fulfill your curiosities you can stream the latest documentary series titled ‘Babies’. This documentary series highlights little advancements of infants like how babies sleep, smile, take their first milk/food, learn to crawl, spell their first word, put their first steps, etc.
In this series, through some experiments Scientists show that Oxytocin level of both mother and father increases after post-birth period. These moments might seem natural which we all have experienced in and around our lives, but this documentary has made an attempt to film these incidents through the lens of science. Even if you are not a parent, ‘Babies’ series you can learn many life-changing lessons which can change your notion towards the concept of life, children, and parenting. If you are looking for an entertaining and educative TV series to watch during your home quarantine, let your remote choose the ‘Babies’.