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No Plans For ‘FRIENDS’ Reunion, Says Marta Kauffman

There are no plans to do a "Friends" reunion show or reboot, said Marta Kauffman, co-creator of the hugely popular sitcom, during a panel discussion celebrating the show's 25th anniversary

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Central Perk set from the tv series Friends, Warner Bros, Studios, Burbank, California, USA. Wikimedia Commons

There are no plans to do a “Friends” reunion show or reboot, said Marta Kauffman, co-creator of the hugely popular sitcom. During a panel discussion celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary, Kauffman opened up about the possibility of a revival series or reunion special, reports “variety.com”.

“We will not be doing a reunion show. We will not be doing a reboot,” said Kauffman, who was joined by co-creator David Crane and executive producer Kevin Bright for the session.

“There are two reasons for that. One of the reasons we won’t do a reunion is because this is a show about a time in your life when your friends are your family. And when you have a family, that changes. But the other reason is it’s not going to beat what we did,” Kauffman explained.

To this, Crane added: “We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it. If you visited those characters now, it just would not be the same DNA and chances are, it wouldn’t be as good.”

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Three members of the cast of Friends and a stand in, at the rehearsal for the 1995 Emmy Awards – September 9, 1995. Wikimedia Commons

The show, which aired from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Mathew Perry and David Schwimmer as Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribiani, Chandler Bing and Ross Geller respectively.

The team also discussed the sexism controversy that the pilot episode had sparked off back in the day.

In that episode, Monica (Cox) goes to bed with a guy on their first date. The creators said the network pushed back at this storyline because an NBC executive was concerned that viewers might have an issue with Monica’s willingness to sleep with a man on the first date. They came up with a rationale to approve the storyline.

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“The person who was the head of NBC at the time felt that Monica got what she deserved for sleeping with a guy on the first date,” Kauffman said, adding that the executive painted the character Monica as a “slut” or “whore”.

Bright said that the network sent out a survey to viewers, as a sort of focus group, to see how audiences felt about Monica and the plot.

“They handed out an actual survey to see if people felt that she was a slut — and nobody cared. They liked her. There was no judgement that came from the survey,” Bright said. (IANS)

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OnePlus TV, Perfect Choice for Turning Living Room to Theatre

The OnePlus TV interface based on the Android TV provides the most holistic smart TV experience

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With the latest OnePlus product, a user can be assured of a TV experience that is seamless and clutter-free. Pixabay

Television is a very imperative part of our lifestyle and family time, making it an important household investment. When its an investment, buying a quality product is imperative.

OnePlus TV is the perfect choice for turning a living room to a theatre.

With the latest OnePlus product, a user can be assured of a TV experience that is seamless and clutter-free. The OnePlus TV interface based on the Android TV provides the most holistic smart TV experience. This also enables quick connectivity with your android device and offers a ton of great features like the Google Assistant, Built-in Chromecast, Play Store and YouTube for your smart home.

The OnePlus Q1 Pro comes with a sliding soundbar which compliments the picture quality with immersive acoustic experience. The horizon lights on the stereo speakers provide a futuristic experience to show off to your friends. The 8-speaker stereo system on the OnePlus TV finds the perfect balance between excellent speakers and stunning exterior design.

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OnePlus TV is the perfect choice for turning a living room to a theatre. Pixabay

With the OnePlus TV, one can be assured of the dynamic viewing experience each time. The synchronously optimized algorithm and hardware, the Gamma Colour Magic on the OnePlus TV brings the highest level of performance and phenomenal image quality.

With this new product, a user can be sure of the vivid details in the pictures, bright colours and optimal contrasts that make the dark even darker and the bright even brighter. The Dolby VisionTM on the OnePlus TV provides clarity in both the dark and the bright areas in every frame with clearer and more vibrant colours.

The Dolby Atmos on the TVs creates the sound to excite your senses and leaves you feeling like you’re a part of what you’re watching.

The bezel-less screen gives maximum body to screen ratio and the matte-finished seamless mesh fabric ensure that the acoustic effect quality is not ruined for you. The Carbon Fiber Pattern Back Cover on the OnePlus TV offers an exquisite hand feel and premium design aesthetic.

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To avoid the hassle of looking for the remote, here’s the OnePlus Connect app. It helps in connecting smartphone to the TV and use it as a remote. The Quick App Switch offers you the experience of smooth navigation. One can also capture screenshots of your TV, using the OnePlus connect app.

The OnePlus TV ensures that there is no hindrance in your phone conversations. It reduces the volume of the TV automatically during incoming calls, will recover the volume when calls end. No need to adjust manually anymore.

With the OnePlus TV, it is easier to configure the network for your TV if mobile is connected to the internet.

The OnePlus TV ensures that a user have a variety of content to browse through and that you are also updated with the latest stuff. The OnePlus TV comes with deep integration with international and local content providers including YouTube, Prime Video, Eros Now, Hungama, Jio Cinema, Zee 5. (IANS)