This is Us is about to take its storylines to entirely new levels when it premieres this fall.
On Wednesday, E! News released an interview with Chrissy Metz who plays Kate on the NBC series. One of the last things we saw in Kate’s storyline was watching her gave birth to her and Toby’s son, Jack, named after the dad we all know and love. But the baby was born prematurely, which gave a lot of precautions for how Kate and Toby were going to take care of him.
Metz revealed that some drama might go down for the couple now that they have a baby to look after.
“We’re going to see Kate and Toby co-parenting and how/if that will change the dynamic in their relationship,” the actress said.
Little Jack’s health problems will likely continue for a while and things will not be easy for his parents. We can definitely expect a lot of emotional feels and Metz is looking forward to what’s to come.
“What I’m excited about is it’s unexpected, but also really important in the way that Dan and the writers have orchestrated Kate and Toby and Jack,” she said.
Metz also mentioned what a huge fan she is of the writing.
“I’m an audience member on the show that I’m on,” she said. “I know that sounds silly, but…it’s one of the best shows on television. The writing is ridiculous.”
This is Us Season 4 premieres on Tuesday, September 24 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
It was announced on Wednesday that the guilty pleasure series is getting a reboot. Surprisingly, this didn’t start out as a rumor or as something “in the works.” It just happened pretty miraculously.
The show has a 10-episode order so far and will be on HBO Max. Not a bad place for a salacious series.
The reboot will take on a group of new elite teenagers who do pretty much what they always do- look super hot but do terrible things to each other while living the disgustingly superficial life of New York City. Sounds exciting, but will it be worth it?
There will be a lot of comparing to the original so fans of the series are going to want it to truly live up to its potential. It won’t be easy to find the ideal Serena or Dan type of characters.
But it may not be a bad idea to find someone with a gorgeous yet evil look for Blair. Leighton Meester may have had queen bee energy, but someone else could reign with true terror this time around. If these kids are going to do bad things, then they might as well go all out.
It probably won’t be the exact characters, but the new ones will take the spots that the originals came from. So it wouldn’t be a bad idea to switch some things up. After all, the mysterious blogger was all about drama.
It shouldn’t be drama this time. It needs nastiness, vengeance and horrible, horrible things. Then perhaps this reboot will do its time.
It was announced on Tuesday that the suicide scene in the first season finale of 13 Reason Why is going to be edited. It’s a huge mistake.
Netflix released a statement about the decision to make changes to one of the most gripping scenes in TV history.
“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help—often for the first time,” the statement reads. “As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers of 13 Reasons Why to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.”
“It was our hope, in making 13 Reasons Why into a television show, to tell a story that would help young viewers feel seen and heard, and encourage empathy in all who viewed it, much as the bestselling book did before us. Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season one was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it,” Yorkey said in a statement. “But as we ready to launch season three, we have heard concerns about the scene from Dr. Christine Moutier at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and others, and have agreed with Netflix to re-edit it. No one scene is more important than the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other. We believe this edit will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers.”
Here’s an important part of that statement: “Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season one was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act…”
That’s one (of about 13) of the reasons why it was important to show the frightening details of that suicide scene- to show viewers that suicide is harrowing. It’s scary. The idea of it happening to children is especially gutting.
But that’s just it. It does happen. And it’s happening every day.
The details should not be hidden, especially from a TV show. These details need to be exposed so we can understand the shocking nature of it. And the scene on the show really went out to spread awareness of what suicide really is.
Upon watching this scene, there is that horrible feeling of dread for what’s to come. Hannah is in her bathtub with tears falling from her eyes and slowly pulling out the razor blades knowing it all comes down to this. And we all know where this is going. After all, we knew from the get-go that Hannah kills herself. That was kind of the purpose of the show.
What makes this strange though is that behind the dread we might have felt a sense of hope that we were wrong about what happens. Maybe Hannah doesn’t die. Maybe her parents will make it home on time. Maybe one of her friends will come over and talk her out of it. Maybe Hannah will change her mind.
But that is just not how it works.
As much as we hope that some miracle will come along, that is not what the show is about. It’s about pain and tragedy. The show is telling its audience that as much as we might hope for something to change in the last second, that is not reality. These stories are devastating. But they must be told. We need to hear (and see) these stories for what they are.
13 Reasons Why is special because even though it’s a fictional series, it tells stories of controversial subjects that don’t get discussed enough for what they really are- not just about suicide, but also assault in various forms and the victims not obtaining their justice. It’s a rare situation for a TV show to display hefty topics that express reality because shows are usually in it solely for the entertainment. And editing the suicide scene is taking a step back for fictional stories to give factual details that the public can be so ignorant about.
Perhaps, the experts know what they’re talking about, but with no details on what they actually said, there’s not a lot of room to argue back. But the scene isn’t meant to glamorize suicide; it’s exactly the opposite. It’s dire. And sometimes the graphics are necessary so we understand what it really means.
The fan favorite series may be off the air, but its footage will continue its legacy at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank, California.
The studio added the set of The Big Bang Theory to its tour where fans can visit and see where their favorite scenes were filmed. The set includes Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment, the broken elevator and the lunchroom.
And guess what? The elevator is still broken!
During an exclusive visit on the set before it opened to the public, a few of the cast and crew members made an appearance to discuss their time on the show. The stars included Wil Wheaton (Wil), Brian Thomas Smith (Zack), and executive producers Steve Holland, Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre. They discussed the wonderful memories they shared on set as well as how successful the show became in the blink of an eye.
On the panel, Lorre said that he didn’t expect the show to become a hit so quickly. Only 17 episodes had aired when the cast and crew attended the Comic Con stage- little did they realize that a legend was just made.
“I told the cast before they went out on the stage, ‘Don’t feel bad if nobody’s there.’ It was wall-to-wall people,” Lorre said. “And [the cast members] were greeted like the Beatles. Something extraordinary was happening and it was really apparent right then.”
The actors also discussed some of their favorite moments. For Smith, it was when his character got to go to the comic book store in the Justice League recombination episode. This was a big moment for Smith because Zack was able to shine with the others.
“I was there with the four main guys hanging out with the dudes looking at comics and I kind of felt like part of the gang,” Smith said. “Then we get dressed up and go to a costume contest and I think Zack has never felt included with the gang as that episode. So that was a very special moment.”
Now all the fans can relive these special moments by attending the tour and reminiscing their favorite moments.
Check out some other photos of the stars and the set below!
That was another wild ride on Stranger Things. Someone may have died and someone else lost the one thing that made her the icon of the show. So what does this mean for the long run in the Netflix hit series?
There is still not an official announcement if Stranger Things will be renewed for a fourth season. But creators Ross and Matt Duffer told Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday that while they don’t have all the answers, they are putting together some speculations.
“We don’t want to write ourselves in a corner so we try to have these early discussions with the writers just to make sure that we’re setting ourselves up to go in the right direction,” Ross said. “We don’t know a lot, but we do know a lot of the big broad strokes.”
He continued: “We have the big broad strokes. It’s just now about filling in those lines in the details. We’re pretty excited about where it’s potentially going to go. Again, like we said, it’s going to feel very different than this season. But I think that’s the right thing to do and I think it’ll be exciting.”
Another juicy detail is how the writers plan to take the series to new lengths.
“It’s going to open up a little bit,” Matt said. “Not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins.”
He’s been with us for so long. But as it happens, fans must let go of that one character we grew with from the start.
On Tuesday, Henry Ian Cusick who played Kane on The 100, announced on Twitter that he is saying ‘ta-ta’ to his character.
“All things end and that was Kane’s,” Cusick wrote. “Thanks to JRothenbergTV and all the cast crew writers directors of #the100 but especially to you #kabby and #kane supporters, your passion and support over the years has been truly wonderful and I love you guys for that! May we meet again X.”
Considering that Kane’s consciousness got moved into a new body and Abby said her farewells, it’s not too much of a surprise that the character would go. But still, it’s never easy to say goodbye to someone who was there at the beginning.
Jason Rothenberg, the creator of The 100, revealed on Twitter that he knew audience members would get emotional. But what would a good TV show be without some pain?
“I know some people are upset by the end of tonight’s episode, but there’s a place for tragedy on TV. That’s what this was. And what the show has always been,” he wrote. “I know it hurts. That’s the point. If it’s not your cup of tea, I get that too. Be well. #the100”
Every great show has a character who dies at some point. It’s tragic, but the story must have those hard moments to make the show what it is.
The slasher franchise returns again- this time with some sass!
Scream on VH1 takes on the story of high school football athlete Deion (played by RJ Cyler) who comes face to face with a psychopathic murderer after dealing with unresolved conflicts from his past. Sound familiar? Sydney Prescott had a similar storyline.
When Deion was a child, he was spending Halloween night with his twin brother, Marcus, who was dressed up like Ghostface, himself. The two then went into a junkyard filled with cars where they got attacked by a man who later turns out to be a veteran played by Tony Todd- someone who is also familiar as Candyman.
Isn’t it fun when a horror movie icon makes a cameo in a reboot?
Now Deion is a teenager and is still coming to terms with what happened to him as a child. He has new friends and a new life- and a new attacker. There’s a killer out there planning to off Deion and his crew (Giullian Yao Gioiello, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Jessica Sula, Christopher Jordan Wallace and Giorgia Whigham). With their own battles to deal with and different personalities (becoming the Deadfest Club), by the end of the first episode, they all realize they could be next on Ghostface’s list.
So what’s next?
Heads-up! Spoiler Alert!
After previewing an exclusive sneak peek at the next episode, there are some moments that will go down in Scream history. Remember Shane’s (Posey) horrible demise? He wasn’t the most likable dude, but what a horrible way to go! Trapped by a ladder, then a syringe in his eye followed by foam spitting was pretty…awful.
But guess what? That’s not the most violent moment so far.
There will be more coming. And not only is it bloody, but it’s filled with gripping tragedy so audiences can be on the lookout for heart stomping moments.
So far, we already have a theory that Marcus is the killer given that Liv (Sula) just told Deion that his twin brother is likely still alive- after all, he was only declared missing.
With several more episodes along the way, there will definitely be some twists and turns we didn’t see coming. And with Episode 3 viewed in advance, there are still plenty of questions to be asked…but not before the horror fans get some extra chills and thrills!