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Sorry To Break It To You But A 'Friends' Reboot Is Never Going To Happen

You know what they say: leave the party when you're still having fun.

Since Friends came to an end in 2004, fans of the show have stopped at nothing to try and bring the show back.

Despite all the campaigning, it looks like the dream of a Friends reboot is dead in the water.

Fans won’t be pleased. Credit: Giphy

Speaking at the Friends’ 25th anniversary panel at the Tribeca TV Festival last week, the show’s creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane said they’ll never do a reunion show or a reboot, no matter how much money is on the table.

Kauffman and Crane.
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“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” Kauffman said. “There are two reasons for that. One of them is, the reason we won’t be doing a reunion is this is a show about that time of your life when your friends are your family, and once you start having family, that changes.”

“It wouldn’t be at what’s at the heart of the show. The other reason is, it’s not going to be what we did.”

Crane added, “we did the show we wanted to do. We got it right and out the bow on it that we wanted to put.”

“As Marta says, if you visited those characters now, it would just have a different DNA and it would just not be the same show. Chances are it wouldn’t be as good of a show. This feels like this is the show, so why go back to the well?”

Fair enough. Credit: Giphy

Kauffman and Crane have a point. There’s a long list of TV reboots that have crashed and burned in spectacular fashion over the past few years, including 2011’s Charlie’s Angels, 2009’s Melrose Place and 2018’s Charmed. 

The ill fate of TV reboots hasn’t stopped Friends fans from pushing for a comeback. In 2018, Matthew Perry AKA Chandler Bing told Variety “when I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again, and nobody cares.”

Chandler says no. Credit: Giphy

“We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. The thing is, we ended on such a high. We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?” he said.

Perry has a point. Perhaps it’s time we all accept that sadly, Friends is never coming back. You know what they say: always leave the party when you’re still having fun.

Season Two Of 'Dirty John' Is Going To Take Us On Another Roller Coaster Of Emotions

This time, it's about one of "America's messiest divorces."

Get ready to binge because Dirty John season 2 has been announced, and hoo boy, it’s going to get messy.

Yep. Credit: Giphy

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story will follow the RL tale of Betty Broderick, an American housewife who was convicted of the 1989 murder of her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick, and his second wife, Linda Broderick. 

Betty Broderick, 1991. Credit: AP Photo/San Diego Union-Tribune

According to TVLine, Betty Broderick will be played by Amanda Peet and Dan Broderick will be played by Christian Slater in the series which has been described as an “epic true tale of love gone wrong.”

Amanda Peet and Christian Slater. Credit: AAP

“A story that spans the 1960s to the ‘80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah deemed one of ‘America’s messiest divorces’ even before it ended in double homicide.” You know when our Queen Oprah says something, it’s a story that needs your attention.

Oprah says yes. Credit: Giphy

College sweethearts Betty and Daniel Broderick married in 1969 and ended up becoming parents to five children. Over the course of their two-decade marriage, Dan was the Broderick’s breadwinner. While the family was financially stable, Betty became a full-time housewife and their relationship began to breakdown. When they finally divorced and Dan married his second wife, all hell broke loose. 

Betty Broderick, 1991. Credit: AP Photo/San Diego Union-Tribune

The first season of Dirty John, based on the podcast of the same name, followed the true story of wealthy interior designer Debra Newell who fell in love with John Meehan, a con man posing as an anaesthesiologist with a history of deceiving women who ultimately ruins her life. 

John Meehan was played by Eric Bana and Debra Newell was played by Connie Britton in the television series, which went on to earn Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice award nominations. 

If the Dirty John season 2 is anything like the first, we are in for a wild roller coaster of emotions. Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story is currently in production, and is set to premiere next year.

‘The Goldfinch’ Has Already Been Branded “One Of The Worst Movies” Of The Year

One critic called it "a gigantic waste of time."

Well, this is awkward. The reviews are in for The Goldfinch starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard, and it’s safe to say, people aren’t pleased.

After it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week critics slammed The Goldfinch, calling it “disappointing,” “bland” and a “gigantic waste of time.”

According to the Independent, critic Matt Goldberg went as far to call it “one of the worst movies” of 2019. Ouch!

Eek. Credit: Giphy

It’s a shame, considering The Goldfinch is a much-hyped adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Credit: Goodreads

Directed by award-winning director John Crowley, The Goldfinch is about a boy in New York who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Let’s not forget the movie also stars three incredibly talented actors. Nicole Kidman – who has more accolades than we can count, Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort, and Finn Wolfhard who exploded onto the scene after starring in Stranger Things. 

Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Credit: Brent Perniac/AdMedia/Sipa USA

Sadly, The Goldfinch isn’t only being dragged by the critics – Twitter has weighed in on the film, with many complaining about it’s length. One user wrote, “The Goldfinch was so bland and boring, I just. I really can’t say much other than nothing happens for almost 2 hours, then everything happens at once but it’s so disconnected that it evokes no feeling.”

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Apparently, the film runs for 149 minutes – that’s almost 2.5 hours, which is long, even for a big Hollywood action film. 

Make sure you’re well rested. Credit: Giphy

If you’re a fan of the book, or the stars who appear in The Goldfinch, who cares what the critics say – go and see it, but don’t take an extra large drink in there with you. 

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