Friends Series

The wild success of Watch Friends Online did not prevent it from facing issues throughout its ten seasons. From continuity inconsistencies to details that just did not add up, the show found ways to poke holes in its storytelling. Often, details seemed to change based on the joke of the episode, with the joke relying on changing the history from what we already knew. Unfortunately, this lead to parts of the show not making any sense.

10 NO SENSE: RACHEL AND CHANDLER

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When Rachel first runs into Central Perk after running from her wedding, she is relieved to see that she has found her old friend Monica. Rachel and Ross reunite at that moment as well, and then Monica introduces Rachel to the rest of the group for the first time. However, later on, we find out that this was not Chandler and Rachel’s first meeting.

They meet for the first time during at least two other occasions. In “The One With The Flashback” Chandler and Rachel meet in a bar that would become Central Perk. In another episode, Rachel and Chandler are introduced at the Gellar family’s Thanksgiving dinner. All of these contradict themselves to the point where the audience is never quite sure how they met, but the show continues to treat it as if they met during the Thanksgiving dinner when they were in college and high school respectively.

9 FAN THEORY: THE ENTIRE SHOW IS RACHEL’S DREAM

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While perhaps a bit far-fetched, the concept is interesting. According to one fan theory, the entire series was a large anxiety dream Rachel has before her wedding to Barry. The theory stems from box art on a season DVD cover where Rachel is the only one awake.

Since Rachel never really wanted to marry Barry, she probably panicked, creating an entire world inside her head that would convince her not to go through with it. This would not be the first or the last show where fans would believe the entirety of a series was only a dream.

8 NO SENSE: WHAT HAPPENED TO BEN

Ben was a large part of Ross’ life for a couple of years. When Ben was a baby Ross wanted to be there to see Ben’s first steps or hear his first words. Over time Ben’s importance diminished.

 

He grew up and as time went on we saw him less and less until he disappeared from the show entirely. While there is the occasional reference to him, he is not seen in the last seasons of the series and it is never mentioned if he ever met his baby half-sister Emma.

7 FAN THEORY: ROSS LOST CUSTODY OF BEN

In answer to figuring out where Ben went, one fan theory suggests it has to do with Ross losing custody because he was a bad father. The increasingly less time Ross spends with Ben makes the idea a possible concept.

Ross’ behavior towards disagreeing with Ben’s toys as a baby or his actions toward Carol and Susan could have influenced the choice. Not to mention the time where Ross was put on leave at work due to his rage issues.  However, nothing goes to support or deny the theory on the series. Given that Carol and Susan also disappeared from the series as well there may be some merit.

6 NO SENSE: CHANDLER’S MONEY

For someone who supposedly came from money, Chandler does not act like it. He admits multiple times that he came from money, his parents being able to afford people to work at their house. Chandler also admits he has a lot of money to be able to afford his and Monica’s wedding.

Chandler tends to have money whenever he needs it, whether it be for himself, Monica, or Joey. However, in his daily life, he never has an active sense of using the money the way one may if they had as much as he does.

5 FAN THEORY: PHOEBE IS A GENIUS

While Phoebe would come off as being one of the more oblivious members of the group, one fan theory suggests that Phoebe was a genius without ambition. The idea stemmed from the episode when Phoebe and Ross are discussing the concept of evolution. Also Watch Friends Season 7 Online Free Here

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The Mandalorian Pedro Pascal Disney+

Star WarsThe Mandalorian is going out of its way to dodge The Rise of Skywalker’s release weekend. The Disney+ series has enough in the form of competition, as holiday programming will be well underway at that point. There will be no more powerful entity dominating the pop culture zeitgeist like the final episode of the Skywalker saga, though.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will arrive in theatres on December 20. The Mandalorian will have its series premiere on Disney +, November 12. From there, its weekly run will continue. There will be eight episodes altogether. Do not worry, though; a second season is already in the works. However, this is where The Mandalorian’s release schedule gets interesting!

The live-action Star Wars series will continue uninterrupted up until its penultimate episode. That instalment will air on December 18, just in time for anticipation over the release of The Rise of Skywalker to reach its zenith. At that point, there will only be two days left before it premieres. Knowing its way around competition, Disney+ is not taking any chances, including with its own properties.

The Mandalorian will take a hiatus with the penultimate episode of its first season. If it ends in a cliffhanger, fans will be in for a bit of an arduous wait. That is because The Mandalorian will not return for its Season 1 finale until December 27! A whole week after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been out.

Disney seemingly does not want to take any chances when it comes to competing against its own properties. Who can really blame them? The company has reportedly spent an incredible amount of money on its Star Wars shows. The Mandalorian came with a reported price tag of $15 million per episode! You would not want any of that investment to go to waste.

When you consider that The Mandalorian will be running up against the final chapter in Star Wars’ Skywalker saga, you have a lot to contemplate. Excited fans should be in the theatre throughout the week. So, strategically splitting the last two episodes of The Mandalorian‘s first season around The Rise of Skywalker is a smart move. No need to take any unnecessary risks!

Star Wars fans will get plenty of content in the final months of 2019! If you were not already hoping that Disney+ was offering its deep discount to everyone like CinemaBlend’s Mike Reyes, then you probably are now. Between everything mentioned above and what The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito’s has shared about his character, there is a lot to look forward to!

The Mandalorian will be using IG-11 droid instead of IG-88, and that is not all that it was going on. The Star Wars series’ executive producer, Dave Filoni, has revealed what he thinks is unique about the show. See for yourself when the show premieres before The Rise of Skywalker!

The Star Wars live-action TV adventure begins when The Mandalorian premieres this fall on November 12 on Disney+.

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Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption‘s cinematographer hates the movie’s most iconic shot. The 1994 prison drama is repeatedly lauded as one of the best Hollywood films of all time, receiving 7 Oscar nominations but failing to collect on any of them.

Despite its lack of Oscar victories, Shawshank has maintained a substantial following over time, remaining firmly in the top spot of IMDb’s top 250 movies of all time for years and solidifying itself as the most successful film of director Frank Darabont’s career. The film packs a lot of emotion into its two and a half hour running time and this is likely a major reason for its popularity. After being wrongly convicted of killing his wife, former accountant Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sent to prison, where he encounters the day to day horrors of incarceration, and befriends a solid crew of convicts, including Red (Morgan Freeman). There are numerous memorable moments and shots in the film, which frequently deals with themes of loss, isolation, friendship and, of course, redemption.

In fact, the film holds such staying power that even those who haven’t seen it before are likely to recognize its iconic image of a man in the rain, spreading his arms to the heavens. The scene comes just moments after Andy escapes from prison and it is a deeply cathartic one for the audience as well as Andy. As beloved as that particular scene is, however, Games Radar has reported that Roger Deakins, the film’s cinematographer, can’t stand it. Blaming the fact that he feels he over-lit the shot in question, Deakins had this to say about the famed imagery:

“That’s one of those ones that I hate, because I over-lit it. In the script, it was a much longer sequence. Andy comes out of the sewer pipe, goes to the river, crosses the field and there’s a whole sequence where he gets on the train. In our schedule, we only had a night to shoot the whole thing and it was like, ‘That ain’t gonna happen.’ So we shot him coming out of the tunnel, and struggling up the river. By the time we got all the equipment there, we did that high shot and ended on that. Because it was a good way to shorten that whole sequence. It actually works much better than the extended sequence would have done.”

Fans of Shawshank are unlikely to be as critical about the scene, and for all Deakins’ talk of over-lighting such a pivotal moment, it clearly hasn’t harmed the film’s success or staying power in any significant way. Also, given that Deakins was nominated for an Oscar for his cinematography on Shawshank, it’s obvious that critical opinion doesn’t seem to hold any grudges over how the lighting was handled in what could arguably be regarded as the film’s most significant point. For his part, Deakins appears to be an artist who is his own worst critic. Shawshank has been described by some as a perfect film, and although Deakins might disagree with that, there’s no denying what the film has achieved and what it means to many.

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It isn’t often that anyone involved with a film as big as Shawshank is will turn around and poke holes in their own involvement and contributions to it. At the same time, it’s not unheard of for filmmakers to not enjoy watching their own work because they feel that they see too many mistakes within it. This could very well be the case for Deakins, but hopefully the Oscar-winning cinematographer still understands that despite what he may feel about his work on The Shawshank Redemption, decades worth of adulation and repeat viewings prove that it’s a film with staying power, regardless of how any of its scenes are lit.

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High School Musical TV Show

High School Musical was a phenomenon when it debuted as a TV movie back in 2006, and the franchise ran for one more TV movie and a theatrical release before the Zac Efron/Vanessa Hudgens class of Wildcats graduated from East High. A fourth movie never happened, and attempts at a TV show stalled… until now. Disney+ is bringing a show called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series — yes, really — to streaming to reach a whole new generation and tap into some nostalgia for older subscribers, and now there’s a way to check out the premiere before Disney+ even launches.

The premiere of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will air on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. ET on not one but three channels, which is several days before Disney+ goes live on Tuesday, November 12. So, where can you watch the first episode? ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform will air it simultaneously on November 8.

That the first episode of the High School Musical show will air on ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform can be taken as a sign that it’s probably pretty appropriate for most ages. It may not be hitting Disney XD, but anything that airs on Disney Channel isn’t going to be super risqué. So, what will the show be about?

Fans of the original movies shouldn’t expect to see Troy, Gabriella and Co. back in East High for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, but the musical action will go down at East High and be pretty familiar. The season will run for ten episodes, set at the very same Utah high school where High School Musical was filmed for its 2006 release on Disney Channel.

Throughout the ten episodes, the teens will go from auditions to opening night of — what else? — the school’s first production of High School Musical: The Musical. There will be romances starting to bloom, friendships threatening to fall apart, and rivalries that will inevitably be compared to Sharpay/Ryan vs. Troy/Gabriella. The kids will go through a process unique to coming of age in high school theater.

The series stars Joshua Bassett as charismatic teen Ricky who wants to win back his ex Nini, Nini herself (Olivia Rodrigo) after her return from summer theater camp with a new boyfriend but familiar insecurities, drama teacher Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders), secretive transfer student and theater kid Gina (Sofia Wylie), Nini’s competitive new camp boyfriend E.J. (Matt Cornett), Nini’s fashionista and feminist best friend Kourtney (Dara Reneé), aspiring songwriter Ashlyn (Julia Lester), student choreographer Carlos (Frankie A. Rodriguez), Rick’s best bud Big Red (Larry Saperstein) who is basically a “spiritual descendant of Bill and Ted,” and by-the-book S.T.E.M. teacher Mr. Mazzara (Mark St. Cyr).

For a blast from the High School Musical past, sneak peek at how the new series is honoring the original, and the hint of some potential HSM cameos, check out a nostalgia featurette:

To see High School Musical: The Musical: The Series‘ first episode early, check out ABC, Disney Channel, or Freeform on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. If you’d rather wait until the series’ official launch and can’t catch the Friday broadcast, you can find the series premiere streaming on Disney+ when it launches on Tuesday, November 12.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series looks like it should be one of the more kid-friendly series available at launch, as the trailer for The Mandalorian indicates that maybe the youngsters should stick with singing and dancing more than live-action Star Wars action for the time being. If streaming isn’t always your style, check out our 2019 fall TV premiere schedule.

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