Our love for web series has doubled in these COVID lockdown situations. But there’s one ever-lasting web series that has a special place in the hearts of all its fans. Yes, I am talking about ‘Friends’. Even after 17 years of going off-air, it maintains a central place in web series lovers. So if you are also a fan of this popular web series, here’s some good news for you. Recently, the Hollywood Reporter has announced that ‘Friends reunion is going to be featured, soon. This announcement has created a lot of excitement and buzz among the fans.
Let’s delve deeper into this announcement of Friends reunion 2021 and look at all the ins and outs of Friends: reunion news.
All about Friends series
Friends is an American web series starring Jennifer Aniston as Rachael Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller. The story revolves around the lives of six friends who live in New York. It ran for 10 seasons. The last episode aired on 6th May 2004 leaving almost 53 million viewers who watched that show in tears.
The series has won numerous awards like the outstanding comedy series award 2002, 7th rank in Greatest TV shows of all time etc.
The popularity of the Friends series
Friends series is popular even today. The show has been immensely popular since its inception. The theme song could be heard almost everywhere when the show premiered in 1994. The show’s present earnings stand at $1 Billion, making it one of the most-watched series on Netflix. It’s reported that almost 54.3 million hours are spent by people worldwide watching this show. owing to its huge popularity, Netflix has paid almost 80 million Dollar to get streaming permission.
Details about the Friends: Reunion
The Friends is returning for a reunion special on Thursday, May 27 on HBO max. A 40-second teaser released on May 13 ahead of the event, has created a lot of excitement among fans. The teaser featured the iconic theme song of the show, ‘I’ll be there for you. After the end of the show in 2004, this is the first time that the whole cast and production would work together. The creators of the Friends, Dravid Krane, Kevin Bright and Marta Kauffman have directed this reunion. The original tentative name of the reunion was ‘The One Where They Got Back Together.
What should you expect from Friends Reunion
Friends: a reunion is an hour-long event and it’s completely unscripted. The reunion would mark a revisit to the original sets by the whole cast and exclusive behind the scenes footings that will make them nostalgic. The streaming platform, HBO clarified that this should not be interpreted as a new and original episode of Friends series and the cast will not appear in the role of their characters but as themselves. The reunion would mark the debut of HBO max as a streaming service.
Fans can also expect a fun surprise at the event as told by David. Besides, you will get to see several guest stars and cast members in a cameo. Fans will witness refreshing conversations between the cast and the stars. There Is still ambiguity about how it’s going to be.
Which top stars would make a guest appearance in Friends: The reunion, 2021?
More than a dozen top stars would give a guest appearance during the event. These include David Beckham, Justin Bieber (the famous singer), BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, and Reese Witherspoon. Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel peace winner would also feature in the event.
Who all shared the news of Friends: The reunion
The first official news of Friends: Reunion appeared on the Twitter handle of Matthew Perry way back in Nov. 2020. But the original shooting which was scheduled for March 2021 got delayed by a month.
Besides Perry, the whole cast of Friends shared the news of reunion specials on their Instagram account. The shooting took place on the original sets of Friends, namely Warner Bros. Studios Stage 24 in Burbank, California.
How can you watch Friends: The reunion?
As told earlier, HBO max will exclusively stream this event. So you can watch this reunion at HBO max. To enjoy this special friend: The reunion, you first have to sign up for the streaming platform. Here’s a list of easy steps to get HBO Max streaming services.
- Download HBO Max on your device and Sign up for the free seven-day trial.
- If you have already downloaded the streaming platform (which is the case with Cable provider and AT&T Subscribers), you can watch this for free.
- HBO Max also allows you to rewatch all the past 236 episodes of Friends.
- If you like the platform, you can subscribe to the platform for $14.99 Per month and watch other new content.
A glance at the excitement surrounding this amazing Friends: The Reunion news
The excitement was evident on the faces of the whole cast and producers. The fans also can’t keep calm because they are going to see these characters together after a long time. There reaction was seen in the form of memes and posts on Instagram and Twitter. The fans tweeted about how overwhelmed they are feeling on the comeback of the cast. Certain fans posted their crying posts and how happy they were feeling for the event. See the reactions below.
Nicole says: ‘Girlfriends and boyfriends are gonna come and go but this is for life.’ #friendsReunion.
Most of the fans tweeted that they are feeling like coming back home and the feeling is just beyond words.
The long-awaited Friends: The reunion has created a lot of enthusiasm among fans. Instagram and Twitter have been flooded With a lot of memes and tweets coming from Friends’ fans. The buzz on the day of the event is just unimaginable.
The huge popularity of Friends has been a driving force behind the Friends: reunion. The show with its amazing cast, dialogues, scenes, humour, emotions and much more was able to muster a huge fan following which is evident even now, after several years of the off-air of the show. The news of the reunion of this popular show comes as a silver lining in this COVID pandemic. It would be amazing to see how the event progresses, how much audience it’s able to muster and what’s the impact on overall popularity. So if you are also a huge fan of this series, don’t forget to sign up for the streaming platform to watch this exclusive event.
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1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points
Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Top news related to Omicron
There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.
The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021
Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel.
In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.
She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza, the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.
The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.
About the Miss Universe event
In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?
Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing, is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. Come out and speak for yourself, because you’re the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today.
Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.
Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement
The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.
Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement
The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.
It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.
The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.
The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.