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Friends Reunion [HBO Max]

  • 22-02-2020 7:25am
    #1
    Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Well, it's on.
    Deadline

    It’s official. Months after the 25th anniversary of the launch of Friends, the cast will be reuniting exclusively for an untitled unscripted special for HBO Max. It will be directed by Ben Winston and produced by Fulwell 73 (The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.

    Series stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank to film the reunion special. The sextet also will serve as executive producers alongside Friends creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.

    The special, along with all 236 episodes of the Emmy-winning 1994-2004 NBC series, will be available to subscribers at the launch of HBO Max in May.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 165 ✭✭ FHFM50


    "Unscripted"

    It will probably just be them watching old clips of the show together and telling behind the scenes stories.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,447 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    FHFM50 wrote: »
    "Unscripted"

    It will probably just be them watching old clips of the show together and telling behind the scenes stories.

    That's exactly what it will be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,789 ✭✭✭ Shelga


    And they're getting $2.5 million EACH for this! :eek:

    Wish someone would pay me that to sit around on a couch and reminisce with old work colleagues for an hour.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,329 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Shelga wrote: »
    And they're getting $2.5 million EACH for this! :eek:

    Wish someone would pay me that to sit around on a couch and reminisce with old work colleagues for an hour.

    Most of the people I work with do that now and get paid for it :pac:


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,521 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    I don’t get why this is getting so much press, it’s unscripted. Will be a waste of time looking at old clips and stories from the set. Zzzz.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,329 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Mr.S wrote: »
    I don’t get why this is getting so much press, it’s unscripted. Will be a waste of time looking at old clips and stories from the set. Zzzz.

    It makes for an easy click bait article for IG and FB. Everyone of them sharing the article but not mentioning it’s unscripted. The comments underneath are woeful. Does anyone read articles or do their own research anymore?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ LoughNeagh2017


    I do like Friends but don't like how it built up a fan base of millenial hipster types. I prefer Frasier which has more of an underground fan base. I don't like these reboots like Birds of a feather and Will & Grace, it kind of takes the shine off the show, it is hard to explain. In that sense i would consider it a good thing that it isn't going to be a proper episode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,500 ✭✭✭✭ padd b1975


    WTF??

    Is it not going to be an actual episode?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,329 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    padd b1975 wrote: »
    WTF??

    Is it not going to be an actual episode?

    Nope it’s not. It’s a clip show with a sit down interview with the actors not the characters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,958 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    FHFM50 wrote: »
    "Unscripted"

    It will probably just be them watching old clips of the show together and telling behind the scenes stories.

    I'll probably still watch


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,686 ✭✭✭✭ siblers


    If it's anything like The Inbetweeners reunion it will be awful


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,447 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    It is just going to be one big advertisement for HBO Max.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,521 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    I'll probably still watch

    Likewise.

    And then to lol and the comments about how old they all look, 15 years after the last episode.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    The one where nobody gives a shit.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,090 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I guess you gotta pay for that house extension somehow?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,960 ✭✭✭✭ dark crystal


    pixelburp wrote: »
    I guess you gotta pay for that house extension somehow?

    They still make $20m each a year from royalties alone - I think they're good on that front!

    Bit of a damp squib really, but hey, an actual reboot probably would have sucked major balls anyway. As a superfan, I'll still watch this :o


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,415 ✭✭✭ generalgerry


    FHFM50 wrote: »
    "Unscripted"

    I was confused as to why the word unscripted was so deliberately prominent in the promo blurb as well. I couldn't imagine that they would be doing an improvisation. If it really is them just talking about the old episodes, then it is completely disingenuous to call it a one off special, as this would make people think that it was an actual episode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,027 ✭✭✭ Slippin Jimmy


    Never really got the whole friends buzz. Think I'll be giving this a miss.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,447 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    They are to film it next week.
    The Friends reunion special, one of the most high-profile TV casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to finally start shooting.

    Sources have confirmed that HBO Max’s unscripted special will begin taping in Los Angeles next week.



    https://deadline.com/2021/04/friends-hbo-max-reunion-special-to-shoot-next-week-1234726772/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,415 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Never really got the whole friends buzz. Think I'll be giving this a miss.

    Same here, could never get into it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭ RurtBeynolds


    I do like Friends but don't like how it built up a fan base of millenial hipster types. I prefer Frasier which has more of an underground fan base. I don't like these reboots like Birds of a feather and Will & Grace, it kind of takes the shine off the show, it is hard to explain. In that sense i would consider it a good thing that it isn't going to be a proper episode.

    lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,455 ✭✭✭ mloc123


    lol

    Frasier, one of the highest ratings comedy shows of it's day.... Underground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,748 ✭✭✭ s8n


    I do like Friends but don't like how it built up a fan base of millenial hipster types. I prefer Frasier which has more of an underground fan base. I don't like these reboots like Birds of a feather and Will & Grace, it kind of takes the shine off the show, it is hard to explain. In that sense i would consider it a good thing that it isn't going to be a proper episode.

    seriously ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,941 ✭✭✭ Pussyhands


    Might watch this if it's on Sky somewhere, won't bother searching it out though.

    One part of me is saying don't watch it as it might ruin my perception of them. I know Courtney Cox has a load of work done. Matthew Perry had lots of drugs issues. Matt Le Blanc on Top Gear was insanely boring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Coincide


    Seems a bit pointless for them to sit around and talk about the show tbh. Guess I'll check it out anyway.

    Personally never see them doing more episodes. If they did if say the money would be absolutely insane


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,447 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    It's a wrap they finished filming it yesterday.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CNgYJgoHWZm/


  • Registered Users Posts: 304 ✭✭ Saudades


    I'll check it out just for nostalgia.

    Friends is a chalk and cheese show for me; I love the 3 male characters and their storylines, but I felt the 3 women were usually a bit cringeworthy and a bit too screechy, though Monica and Rachel had great chemistry with their respective dads. Sometimes it was like watching two different shows within the same episode.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 127 ✭✭ JackTC


    Is there any other show that would get this much hype for the cast to come back and just talk for an hour?

    A lot of people dismiss Friends, but I genuinely feel it is one of the greatest shows ever made, and probably the greatest sitcom ever made.

    The Netflix views speaks for itself.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,347 CMod ✭✭✭✭ ancapailldorcha


    JackTC wrote: »
    Is there any other show that would get this much hype for the cast to come back and just talk for an hour?

    A lot of people dismiss Friends, but I genuinely feel it is one of the greatest shows ever made, and probably the greatest sitcom ever made.

    The Netflix views speaks for itself.

    Never really properly watched the series all the way through so I'm going through it on Netflix and, yes. It really nails the balance between daftness, whimsy and warmth that very, very few shows get right.

    Show me a god that does not demand mortal suffering. Show me a god that celebrates diversity, a celebration that embraces even non-believers, and is not threatened by them. Show me a god that understands the meaning of peace. In life, not in death.

    Steven Erikson



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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    This reminds me, did the Fresh Prince reunion air over here?


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