Twitter user Katy wrote; "Golden Globe Winner Richard Madden snubbed of an Emmy nomination just doesn’t sit right with me at all.
"He put his heart and soul into making 360 minutes of television & delivered one of the most breathtaking performances I’ve ever seen and then doesn’t even get nominated." DAMN RIGHT.
Golden Globe Winner Richard Madden snubbed of an Emmy nomination just doesn’t sit right with me at all.He put his heart and soul into making 360 minutes of television & delivered one of the most breathtaking performances I’ve ever seen and then doesn’t even get nominated! #Emmyspic.twitter.com/05VX8jkZUl
Netflix has deleted the controversial suicide scene from season one of 13 Reasons Why, two years after the show originally aired.
In a statement released by the streaming site yesterday, Netflix said;
“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.“
"As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show," they added.
After consulting with psychologists and doctors, Netflix made the important decision;
"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 to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.”
The scene instead now depicts actress Katherine Langford, who plays the show's protagonist Hannah, staring at her own reflection in the mirror before cutting to her parents' reaction in a later scene.
There is no longer any depiction of Hannah's suicide. The graphic and undeniably harrowing scene first aired during the season one finale, and showed Langford slicing her wrists with a razor blade before dying in a bathtub of blood.
The show faced immediate backlash regarding the depiction of suicide, with many activists and health professionals expressing concerns that the scene could contribute to copycat suicides among teenagers.
“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,” showrunner Brian Yorkey wrote in a statement.
He added; “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.
"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," Yorkey emphasised.
"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.”
A number of suicide-related organisations and industry professionals have showed their support for Netflix' move, including; the American Association of Suicidology, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, Stanford’s Dr. Helen Hsu, Mental Health America.
Cedars-Sinai’s Dr. Rebecca Hedrick and The Trevor Project have released a joint statement regarding the news;
“We support the decision to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from 13 Reasons Why. There has been much debate about the series in the medical community."
They added; "But this positive change will ensure that the show continues to encourage open conversation about mental health and suicide prevention – while also mitigating the risk for the most vulnerable teenage viewers.”
The streaming service originally added a new advisory video in front of the second season episodes, with stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Justin Prentice and Alisha Boe explaining to viewers how they can get help if they are negatively affected by the show.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings later defended the show, saying, “It is controversial, but nobody has to watch it.”
The news of the show's choice to edit the suicide scene was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Justified actor Damon Herriman has been cast as Manson in the next series, Colliderhave reported. Weirdly, he's also confirmed to play Manson in Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Manson was the infamous leader of a dangerous cult who were brainwashed, and murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The followers will appear in season two of the show, which should be fascinating.
Tex Watson led the group of Manson followers who murdered Sharon, which include; Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Gary Hinman, Leno & Rosemary La Biance, Steven Parent, and Donald Shea.
One INSANE theory suggests that Jonathan Groff's character Holden is actually a sociopath, which would blow our minds. Groff has disproved this theory though, which is slightly devastating.
"Everyone has said to me after they watch the show that they thought the character was a sociopath," he told Vulture. "And I had no idea! No idea… So many of my friends texted me, saying, 'OK, so when are you gonna start killing people?'
"I think the thing that they are aligning with… that I think is very similar, that we start to see more and more in our characters is this characteristic of narcissism and becoming self-obsessed."
We've known Nicola Coughlan was a wee Irish legend ever since she scored the role of Claire in the hilarious Channel 4 series Derry Girls, and never fails to stand up for LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights.
It's now been confirmed that none other than Shonda Rhimes, veteran TV producer, writer and creator of Grey's Anatomy, agrees with us.
Netflix and Shondaland have announced hugely exciting casting news; Coughlan has secured the role of Penelope Featherton in Bridgerton, premiering on the streaming site in 2020.
The actress will work alongside massive names in the industry, such as Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh and Polly Walker.
Oh, and the one and only Julie Andrews is lending her voice to the character of Lady Whistledown…So that's amazing.
Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn's best-selling series of novels by the same name, set in the lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.
"From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground.
"At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love."
Netflix has confirmed the news on their official Twitter account with a video of the cast welcoming a second instalment of the show, due in 2020.
"To the citizens of New Ham, we have some big news, really big, like bigger than the time that Gordie figured we're in a parallel universe," the leading actors of the series said.
"Are you ready? We're making season two of The Society. Do you know what this means? More pie. More fugitive. More memes. More answers. About Charlie. And Becca's baby daddy. And Grizz's hair. It will be worth the wait."
not to be dramatic but Sam wiping Grizz's tear off his face might be the most tender moment in television history pic.twitter.com/52w855fm1A
JUST GIVE US MORE GRIZZ AND SAM (Gram? Sizz?) and NOBODY GETS HURT.
Season one of The Society followed a group of privileged teenagers who were brought to a parallel universe which perfectly resembles their hometown of West Ham.
The only difference? Their families have completely vanished without a trace. Things get pretty dark pretty damn fast after the lack of boundaries and shortage of food causes chaos and power struggles.
Variety reports that creator of the show Chris Keyser will return as showrunner and executive producer, with Marc Webb also returning as executive producer.
The incredible young cast includes Big Little Lies star Kathryn Newton, Grace Victoria Cox, Gideon Adlon, Rachel Keller, Jacques Colimon, Alex Fitzalan, and Olivia DeJonge.
Cox recently revealed that she has no idea who Becca's baby's daddy, but she's raising her daughter Eden with her BFF Sam (Sean Berdy).
"I have no clue! I don't know, so I'm just as excited to figure it out as everyone else," the Under the Dome star told Cosmopolitan UK.
"I would love to see Lexie trying to rule New Ham and because of Campbell and the guard and Harry, it just going terribly and all of the chaos that they would get into I think that would be really fun to act and for people to watch," she said.
Fun to watch…Hmmm…We don't know about that hun. The show may be entertaining, but seeing Campbell's plotting going his way is possibly more stressful than sitting the Leaving Cert. HE'S SCARY AF.
We could watch Grizz' philosophical musings all day thanks to the charming Jack Mulhern, but the cliffhangers from season one require answers.
What will become of Allie and Will? Can anyone solve the mystery of the bus driver? Who can figure out why the hell they're in a parallel universe? Stay tuned.
It's all fine and dandy though because Sam and Grizz will find each other again, once Grizz returns from his farming trip in the woods. All will be well. Please let all be well.
Well, it's confirmed: The Stranger Things kids are growing up. Whether we like it or not.
Relationships undoubtedly play a major role in season three of the iconic 80s Netflix show, revolving around fighting alien-type monsters from The Upside Down and suspicious Russian military scientists.
Millie Bobby Brown has since had to defend her character's romance with Mike Wheeler on-screen, played by Finn Wolfhard. Young teenager Eleven is experiencing her first love, and some ain't happy.
Many fans have insisted that the pairing are better when they remain just friends, rather than boyfriend and girlfriend, but the 15-year-old actress strong disagrees.
Telling Digital Spy that she "always saw them in love", she expresses her view that the show is displaying the reality of teenage romance.
"It's so much fun, you know, it's really exciting. Eleven is full of love and she's so excited for her new relationship with Mike. I think it's just relatable and you can totally see it happening in real life."
Mentioning her co-star Finn Wolfhard, she emphasised how "easy" it was to shoot emotionally intimate scenes with her fellow teenaged actor.
"We were in a safe environment where we felt comfortable with each other," she explained. "It was really fun."
Millie is a big fan of Eleven and Mike falling in love, but Noah Schnapp's character Will Byers doesn't feel the same way. The rest of his gang all have girlfriends too; Dustin and Lucas are dating Suzie and Max.
Our hearts simultaneously broke when Mike pretty much outs Will in an earlier episode of the third season, after the poor lad just wants to play Dungeons and Dragons but his friends keep abandoning him.
"We're not kids anymore," Mike yells at Will, after he storms out of his home.
"I mean, what did you think, really? That we were never going to get girlfriends? That we’re just going to sit in my basement playing games for the rest of our lives? It's not our fault you don't like girls."
will’s reaction to mike saying it’s not his fault he doesn’t like girls….somebody talk to mike wheeler or i am going to have to hurt a 14 year olds feelings! pic.twitter.com/7FDyHJPWXa
We're all eagerly anticipating the arrival of Stranger Things season three to Netflix this Thursday, and Deliveroo are helping us celebrate July 4 in a very special way.
The food delivery app and Brother Hubbard have collaborated to create Eggo Waffles in a tribute to everyone's favourite 80s sci-fi show.
The delicious treat will be available exclusively on the platform on July 4, in perfect timing to binge the show.
Stranger Things have inspired the Dublin favourite's new menu, with the gastro geniuses at Brother Hubbard creating both savoury and sweet variations of Eleven's iconic food staple.
Customers can decide between a peanut & jelly waffle sandwich, an shout out to all the times the characters are served up PB & Jelly sandwiches on the show, or get savoury with a dark waffle topped with buttermilk fried chicken, Thousand Island Sauce and Chipotle ‘Slaw.
The incredible creations are priced at €11 each (good one), they'll be around just in time for your Upside Down session in front of the TV screen.
The adolescent-led series has started a waffle phenomenon outside of the show, with Eggos rising in popularity once again as a result of Eleven. Good thing Brother Hubbard caught on to the trend fast…
Garrett Fitzgerald, Owner of Brother Hubbard said:
"Some of our customers love the series and a couple of us in the restaurant do too. When Deliveroo got in touch and asked us to create exclusive treats for the series' return, we couldn't wait.
"They certainly are an homage to the series and the nostalgia of it, but the waffles are also made with Brother Hubbard’s quirky flair and flavour that our customers know and love", he added.
Joe Groves of Deliveroo said, “We’ve been known to place some stranger things on the menu from time to time, hello Creme Egg Quesadilla! So there’s no better time to do so than with the return of this series.
The Stranger Things-inspired waffles will be available on the Deliverooapp or website from the night of July 4 for one week only (excluding Sunday and Monday).
What better way to celebrate the return of one of the world's most beloved shows? Get in the 80s mood, grab a Rubix cube and some binoculars and get ready for some strange treats.
Dare we say the words; Next month's Netflix round-up is without a doubt the best we've ever seen. We have to preach the gospel of truth, and Lord knows July is KILLIN' IT.
From exciting additions like Stranger Things season three and iconic comedy Bridesmaids to the Fab Five working their magic in Queer Eye season four, we're gagging to steam it all.
Did we mention that Derry Girls is finally coming to the streaming platform, after months of begging? Not to mention the last ever season of Orange Is The New Black?
We can't cope, somebody take our pulse.
Netflix is hooking up great quality original series to our veins, not to mention great comedy specials and films.
We've made a comprehensive list of the best new features hitting our screens, so it doesn't overwhelm you like it did when we read the PR statement. We had to take a minute.
Other new additions include Cloverfield and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, as well as…Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Give the people what they want, we guess.
NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES
Out July 1
A complicated, one-sided secret attraction sends ripples through the lives of a mild-mannered student and her dashing classmate.
The Last Czars
Out July 3
Social upheaval is sweeping early 1900s Russia, but Czar Nicholas II resists all change. An unforgettable and life-altering revolution sparks and ending a dynasty.
Stranger Things 3
Out July 4
From rabid rats and Soviet espionage to New Coke and a brand-new mall, it's the summer of 1985 in Hawkins… and big changes are afoot. We're loving the vibes, and tween romance plot-lines.
You Me Her: Season 4
Out July 12
After tying the knot in a commitment ceremony, Emma, Jack and Izzy negotiate suburban life on the road towards parenthood.
Bonus Family: Season 3
Out July 12
As Martin adjusts to life with a new partner and a baby, Lisa and Patrik grapple with difficult news, and Katja reconnects with an old flame.
Out July 12
An engaged twosome take their love on the road and test their commitment as they explore eight cultures' marriage traditions in the span of one year.
Out July 19
Typewriter is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighbourhood in Goa.
When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighbourhood ghost before it is too late.
Queer Eye: Season 4
Out July 19
The Fab Five are back in Kansas City, Missouri. Join Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan for a new group of inspirational heroes, jaw-dropping makeovers and tons of happy tears.
Honestly, what is our life without these fab five boys? Nothing, that's what.
Kate, Frankie, Anne and, now, Ian grow up alongside their kids as they juggle toddlers, ageing, work-life balance and tough relationship issues.
Out July 25
Another Life centres on astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) who is focused on searching for alien intelligence.
She leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artefact. As Niko and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission. (MC)
Orange Is the New Black: Season 7
Out July 26
A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women's prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of Weeds. It's the final ever season, so it's bound to be emotional.
Sugar Rush: Season 2
Out July 26
Time's the most important ingredient as teams race against the clock — and each other — to bake up the best-tasting sweets.
Everyone's favourite Northers are finally going to hit up Netflix in Ireland on July 9.
The critically acclaimed Channel 4 series set in 1990s Northern Ireland literally have zero excuse not to get all caught up on the hilarious hit show.
The Red Sea Diving Resort
Out July 31
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, The Red Sea Diving Resort is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.
The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams).
The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
Out July 12
Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
Cities of Last Things
Out July 11
In a dystopian tale unfolding in reverse chronology, a man with a complicated past takes revenge on the individuals who wronged him decades ago.
Out July 12
To save his pregnant wife, an emergency room nurse teams up with an injured murder suspect in a race against time, rival criminals and renegade cops.
Out July 12
In this uplifting comedy, life in a retirement community is anything but retiring for a group of young-at-heart senior ladies who decide to pull out the pom-poms and form a cheerleading squad.
It's basically Diane Keaton being an absolute legend, as per usual.
Out July 12.
When Tessa Young heads for college, she largely has her life planned out. But a late-night encounter with a brooding, tattooed British student sparks a sexual awakening and a journey of self-discovery.
Out July 18.
Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer (Brenda Song) remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn’t remember.
ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIALS
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
Out July 1.
Everyone's favourite single mom is back with her second Netflix original stand-up special Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, launching globally on July 1.
A follow-up to her 2017 special In Trouble, Katherine toured Glitter Room across the UK with an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End.
After dividing The Belasco Theater audience on their love or dislike of the Kardashians,
Katherine showcases her skilful and hilarious storytelling style with tales about following a man to Japan and meeting her daughter's first celebrity crush, Anna Kendrick.
Pleased as punch to FINALLY be able to shout about this!
In this new mockumentary, join Stranger Things actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father's televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein.
Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense .
With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, and more special guests, Harbour explores the depths of his family's acting lineage to gain insight into his father's legacy – all in 28-minutes.
Directed by Daniel Gray Longino (Kroll Show and PEN15) and written by John Levenstein (Arrested Development and Kroll Show), Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein launches globally on Netflix on July 16, 2019.
Multi-hyphenate comedian, Whitney Cummings, makes her Netflix debut with her 4th stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown, Washington, DC. Cummings’ signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics is more relevant than ever.
Do women need to wear service vests instead of “Rosé All Day” t-shirts? Are their nicknames for each other hurting the cause?
Now that people are actually listening what should women change? How are men holding up with all the “new” rules they have to follow now? Tune in for Whitney’s take on everything including why we should give sex robots a chance.
The special will launch globally on Netflix on July 30, 2019.
Self-promotion has become so desperate and embarrassing that this is what it’s come to promote my new @NetflixIsAJoke special called CAN I TOUCH IT? which I can finally announce streams July 30. pic.twitter.com/wwXTmsIoDU
Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biopic about the English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author's incredible life.
Out July 1
Kristen Wiig stars and co-writes the legendary comedy that boasts a star-studded female cast and…Chris O'Dowd? Amazing.
Out July 29
The Oscar-winning flick nominated for Best Picture in 2015 follows the Boston Globe's Spotlight team as it investigates the widespread and systemic child abuse in Boston by Catholic priests.
Starring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci.
Out July 30.
Veteran Irish actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star in Martin McDonagh's Golden Globe-winning film set in Belgium.
Parchís: El documental
Out July 10, 2019
Get an in-depth look at Parchís, the 1980s kids’ band from Spain, through interviews with ex-members and other insiders, concert footage and more.
Out July 12, 2019
A tribute to the mighty taco: its history, significance in Mexico, global appeal and varieties: pastor, carnitas, canasta, asada, barbacoa and guisados.
Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2
Out July 19, 2019
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at the junior college football program at Independence Community College (ICC).
Entering his third season with ICC and second season on Last Chance U, Coach Brown has assembled a team that looks sure to compete for a national championship, but a disastrous season on the field puts a spotlight on all of the ugliness of college football that winning tends to polish over.
With some new and returning faces, this season captures the Pirates fall from grace that leaves the coaches and the town looking for changes.
The Great Hack
Out July 24, 2019
Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolise the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
Whoa, we need a breather after reading that phenomenal list.
Props to the steaming service for these golden nuggets of TV and film, even if they exaggerate their viewership ratings to a hilarious level.
This has been the LONGEST time coming but finally, we're heading back to Hawkins.
Stranger Things 3 have released their final trailer ahead of it's July 4 release and it looks even better than we imagined.
The clip shows the whole gang fighting an even greater evil than the Show Monster – and it looks like Billy might be an actual bad guy for real.
Eleven says, ''I closed the gate'…but she realises what if she locked them IN with the monster?
We just got chills.
It looks like Starcourt Mall is where the big battle will take place and if the massive roar and terrified faces of the characters are anything to go by, it's gonna be scary.
A few things from that I am delighted about are:
Murray Bauman is back and hanging out with Joyce and Hopper.
There's a new team of Steve, Dustin, Erica Sinclair and newcomer Robin (played by Maya Thurman-Hawke.)
Billy has a big storyline – think he goes through similar to what Will did in Season 2.
More Dad Steve and Dustin scenes.
If you want to look for clues in what this season has in store then the episode titles are – “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite,” and “The Battle of Starcourt.”
We better stock up on Eggos and get ready for what looks like the best season yet.
Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on July 4, on Netflix.
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler pair up again for a rom-com-mystery that's an exaggerated version of an Agatha Christie whodunnit.
The setting is a yacht, there is an array of stereotypical characters (a glamorous Hollywood actress, a colonel, a famous racecar driver) and a murder victim that any one of them could be responsible for.
It has been announced that it is the biggest opening weekend for a movie on Netflix – not bad, right?
ADAM SANDLER AND JENNIFER ANISTON BREAKING NEWS ALERT
30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery in its first 3 days – the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide.