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Jirre, maats… ek besef sopas dat hierdie lyntjie uit die lyrics van FRIENDS se theme song die verkakte jaar wat 2020  was (en tot ‘n mate 2021, wat ons tans soos akute spuitkak hanteer) perfek opsom:

When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year.

Fok, dit slaan hard, huh? So in die eiers. Maar “I’ll be there for you” word daarna gelukkig kakbaie repeat soos ‘n mantra, asof om jou te reassure dat alles eintlik fokken OK sal wees op die ou einde. Want even as jy baie min of glad nie vriende het nie, sal die hele cast van Friends jou vriende wees en ek wed jou een hele Bitcoin (Maart pryse) hulle was presies dit gewees gedurende die middel 90s vir ‘n hele dekade lank, vir kakbaie van ons ook. Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt Leblanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) en David Schwimmer (Dr. Ross Geller) het ons almal se pelle geword. Sure, ons het favourites gehad, maar hulle was eintlik almal befok cool gewees op hulle eie manier. Die reeks het baie netjies tot ‘n slotsom gekom in 2004, met ‘n happy-sad ending en ons almal moes met ons lewens aanbeweeg, of ons nou op daardie tyd van lewens die tools gehad het om met die lewe te cope of nie. Sure, daar was lekker reekse intussen gewees (jy kry ‘n fokken PK as jy Big Bang Theory probeer vergelyk) maar niks het regtig naby die charm van Friends gekom nie en die bewyse is in die nommers: destyds toe die episodes weekliks uitgesaai is, het 25m mense min of meer na elke episode gekyk vir 10 jaar lank in 220 lande! Tot op hede, is die Friends episodes sowat 100 miljard keer (billion in Engels) gekyk oor verskillende platforms soos TV en veral onlangs op streaming services soos Netflix en Showmax.As jy nou gevra moet word watter episode jou gunsteling was, sou jy dalk dink dat dit ‘n maklike antwoord is en miskien die mees memorable een uitspoeg, maar omdat daar so fokken baie kick-ass episode was en die skryfwerk so absoluut briljant was, is dit actually nogal ‘n complicated vraag om te beantwoord. Toe ek vir die eerste keer gehoor het dat Friends: The Reunion op die kaarte was, was ek fokken excited want ek het geskiem: “Befok! Hulle maak een final 2-urelange laaste epsiode”, maar oombliklik besef: nee jirre man – jy is kakdonm; die storie het mos nou perfek klaargemaak? Hulle sal dinge mos opfok met “wat het 17 jaar later gebeur”
Inderdaad – hierdie special (dis acutally 86 minute lank) is beter as wat enige iemand kon verwag het. Dit is die eerste keer in 17 jaar wat die cast van Friends weer die stel besoek en jy gaan totally omkant gevang word deur die nostalgie, net soos die ses akteurs wat tot vandag toe in regte lewe ook goeie vriende is. Het hule oud geword? Dis ‘n poes vraag – almal word oud, jou nool. Gaan ruk jou haasbekfoto’s uit. Kyk hoe lyk jy nou? Jissis…

Dis nie net die nostalgie wat jou omkant gaan vang nie. Ek was stomgeslaan oor die impak wat die show gehad het op kykers se lewens in die regte, harde wereld regoor die hele blerrie aarde. Mense wat regtig gestruggle het met depressie, dood in die familie, rejection en kak waarmee jy dalk ook al moes deal. Gewone mense soos ek en jy, en daar is selfs bekendes wat ook graag in hierdie doccie deel hoe die reeks deel van hulle lewens was. David Beckham kom acutally voor as ‘n mens en nie ‘n sokker robot wat ‘n Spice Girl naai op ‘n berg geld nie. En selfs as jy dit nooit Friends gekyk het nie, of uit die staanspoor besluit het om dit nie te kyk nie, het dit wel ‘n invloed op jou lewe gehad, want jy is armer af daarvoor. Soos iemand wat doodgaan en nie voel hoe dit is om te naai nie. Shame. Jou rowwe bliksem.

Ek wil nie die content van die reunion vir jou verklap nie, want daar is seriously befokte surprises en sulke “my fok, ek onthou daai een!”-oomblikke en jy gaan baie breed smile en hardop lag soos wat die akteurs jou op ‘n nostalgiese trip neem. Dit vang hulle net so erg. O ja en as jy nie 100% ‘n monster is nie, moet jy maar die tissues ook nader sleep. Jy mag dalk ‘n traantjie of drie pink. Ja, dis “pink” en nie fokken “pik” nie – daar lees jy nog iets, Friend…

Ek kan jou wel vertel dat hierdie cast nooit ooit weet vir so tipe reunion sal bemekaarkom nie. Hule maak dit baie fokken duidelik. Daar is dit ook nou – jou enigste spoiler. Jissis, ek is ‘n lekker vriend, huh?

As jy skiem dat jy die grootste Friends fan op aarde is en absoluut alles van die show af weet, gaan jy moet humble pie vreet, want daar word so paar dinge vir die eerste keer verklap. Dis soos om die grootste advent calender op aarde oop te maak en die hele fokken tyd awesome shit te score! Kom ons los jou dan eerder met die woorde van die grootste superfan wat ek ken. Hoe weet ek sy is ‘n super fan? Haar gunsteling kleur is pers. Soos in fokken alles wat sy besit moet sover as moontlik pers wees. Ek dink sy het verlede week haar dogter se perd ook pers geverf en ek wil nie weet hoe haar man se ballas lyk nie. Sure, sommiges (ek ingesluit) sien dit as ‘n ernstige versteuring, maar sulke passie skop mens nie onder enige pers klip uit nie. Super fan, dus.

‘n Basic vraag hierdie fantastiese weirdo van ‘n vriendin/superfan: Beskou jy jouself as ‘n Friends super fan? Wat het dit vir jou beteken destyds en wat beteken dit vir jou nou?  

Ek is absolute ‘n super fan! Ek het Friends begin kyk toe ek op skool was in die 90s en ek het die final epsiode ook op Mnet gekyk toe dit gewys het en ek het my heel eerste box set in 2005 gekry. My ma-hulle moes hulle gatte af gaan soek het daarvoor vir die ding. Ek kyk Friends ten minste eenkeer per jaar van season 1 tot season 10. Partykeer meer as een keer. Met lockdown het ek alles drie keer gekyk! It makes me happy! Dis die beste anti-depressant wat daar is. Enige tyd wanneer ek sleg voel of unhappy is, kyk ek Friends. Dit het my deur baie tough tye gekry, long term of short term. Ek het ‘n kakhuis vol Friends merchandise – van t-shirts tot bekers. Ek het selfs ‘n dish towel. Dit sal my favourite reeks bly vir altyd!

O JA! My favourite episode is season 3, episode 5!


OK, ek is nou so effens fokken spyt dat ek gevra het. Selfs dalk ‘n bietjie bang!

Hierdie Sondagaand, 30 Mei, net na Carte Blanche, gaan daar nie ‘n Mnet movie wees nie – jy kan eerder kyk na Friends: The Reunion en as jy nie Mnet het nie, kan jy dit op Showmax kokkenodge Maandag 31 Mei. Jy gaan dit beslis meer as eenkeer wil kyk. Ek weet dit, want ek het dit reeds 3 keer gekyk en ek het fokol pers kak in my huis nie.
(Met apologie aan my vriendin).


Daar is ‘n moerse collection movies op Showmax. Jy kan aansluit by Showmax se 14-dae free trial as jy nog nie het nie – daar is kakbaie ander movies, reekse en doccies ook om deur te werk! As jy besluit om tussen nou en 31 Maart vir Showmax op te sign, betaal jy slegs vir 1 maand en kry twee verniet.   
Sterkte met hierdie kak COVID19 storie, maar ons sal hom fokken saam deurdruk!

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6 kak funny comedies you can stream to lift your spirits this weekend!

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Our top 10 weekly selection of DSTV Now | Showmax | YouTube | Netflix | Amazon Prime
It seems that the last two weeks have been a bit of a downer in terms of the covid infection numbers fucking out and more people succumbing to the virus. This week, it claimed the lives of two local acting industry giants, David Butler (from the iconic CTM commercials) and Ben Kruger (from Skooldae and Binnelanders). Overseas it stole the real Milli Vanilli singer, John Davis from us. We’re now at that stage where we not only know of people who got sick, but the stats are leaning more towards each of us knowing at least one person who passed away in the last month. It is a real scary thought. That third wave is here, so please keep safe and don’t slack on the vigilance – keep wearing your mask, wash your hands like a crazy fucker and don’t go out if you don’t have to. It is simply not fokken worth it. Some of us are also still trying to come to terms with the passing away of Henry Engelbecht.

Although we can’t simply laugh off the super kakness and the rise in numbers, we can try and at least laugh a little bit to escape all this shit, even if it is for roughly 90 minutes at a time, six times this weekend. I don’t know about you, but that sounds exactly like a medicine prescription and the best one to boot: Take two, two times per day for the rest of the weekend, preferably with meals and a lekker drink.

Live a little bit, even if it is from your couch! It sure as fuck counts!

Get Hard
This stupidly rich hedge-fund manager, James (played by Will Ferrell) is sent to San Quentin prison for committing fraud on SA government levels. He is give one month to get his shit in order. He knows that he’ll kak off in prison on day one and in an act of desperation, turns to the first black guy, Darnell ( played by Kevin heart), to save his ass. Problem is that Darnell has not even had a parking ticket and not tough at all.
Some fun: The scene with Ferrell’s ass is not his own ass, but that of an ass double.
Some more fun: Funny man Ferrell stayed in character for each and every interview and press release. Who would expect anything else from this absolute comedy legend? The trailer has over 13m views:

The King of Staten Island
I haven’t seen it yet but the trailer has me really excited! This is the first movie I’m taking for a spin this weekend. Scott’s firefighter father died when he was only seven and that has affected him quite immensely. Now, in his mid-20s, he has achieved next to fokol, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist and even that seems completely out out of reach. His younger sister, brimming with ambitions sets off for college while he still live at home with his constantly exhausted mom who is an ER nurse. He is the type of loser that I hate – he spends his days smoking weed and hanging with his equally loser tjommies. Then his mom starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray and it sets off a chain of events that forces Scott to get a fokken grip on things and  move forward in life.
Some fun: This movie is yet another victim of the fokken pandemic and was scheduled to open in about 100 theaters, mostly drive-ins. Fok, I long back for those. Two days before the release date the theaters were tuned that they would not able to show the film and the release was unfortunately limited to video-on-demand. At least we get to watch it:

The Wedding Singer
Jissis, this 80’s nostalgia fliek with Adam Sandler is an absolute fucking classic! He plays Robbie Hart, a small town wedding singer who gets dumped at the altar by his fiancé. Enter Julia (Drew Barrymore), who is engaged to the wrong dude. He he falls in love with her and tries his best to figure out how he can make her realize what an absolute douche bag her fiancé really is, but things fuck out so bietjie and it is BAIE hilarious!
Some fun: Julia (Drew) wears a jean jacket wiff a butterfly throughout the movie which belongs to Drew Barrymore in real life because the  director liked it so much that he told her to wear it as part of her costume. I’m deffo’s re-watching this because to this day I still crush hard on Drew Barrymore. She is only 3 months older than me, so I still have a chance!

Wedding Crashers
Let’s line up another wedding comedy classic! Two okes, John and Jeremy, are single in their mid-30s and work with divorces cases in Washington D.C. When summer rolls in, they like to crash weddings accompanied by elaborate back stories to pick up chicks for one-night stands. John gets to a point where he contemplates growing up, but Jeremy convinces him to have one more last go at it. Jeremy scores with Gloria, who turns out to be super clingy and John wants a real romance with Claire, the daughter of the host who already has a boyfriend.
Some fun: Wit the scene of the Italian wedding, the guy sitting next to Owen Wilson who laughed at his Jabroni-joke was Wilson’s uncle in real life.

Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Balance have been restored at the end of the first movie and Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are ready to take on the normality of an adult life. However, shit ain’t that easy – the new neighbors who move in are way fucking worse than the previous one. They turn to their previous neighbor (Zac Efron) to sort out this kak.
Some fun: Apparently there are a lot of scenes from trailers and TV ads that didn’t even make it to the final cut. See if you can spot any of them:

The 40 Year-Old Virgin
I would put this at the top of my list to watch first, maar lekkerste kom laaste! I’m keeping this as my last movie for Sunday. My dessert, so to speak.
Andy (Steve Carell) is a really nice dude and a lekker colleague at the tech retail store where he is the stock supervisor. One night, his colleagues David, Jay and Cal decide to invite him over for a poker game where they find out that he is not only 40 years old, but also a virgin. Moerse shock! They decide to help him solve that problem by setting him up on dates. He meets the divorced Trish, the owner of  the hilariously failure of a business, “We Sell Your Stuff on eBay”.  They hit it off and agree to pomp before their 20th date. If you don’t know it yet – this movie is funny as fuck!
Some fun: At the time of the release, Steve Carell’s parents were 80 years of age and went to see the movie. Steve was kak uncomfortable and embarrassed by it.

Need more streaming goodness? Check out our top 10 list of movies and TV series picks from The Plumlist. It is my to-go-to website when I’m stuck for streaming ideas from Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime:
#10. How to be better at life: 10+ shows to teach you how
No matter where we are in it, life holds many mysteries as well as the potential to learn more. Even if you think you already know it all, someone is going to tell you you’re doing it wrong, or you could do it better. These things are not taught in school – although they should be. Did you know about freezing grapes instead of ice blocks to chill your wine without watering it down? Or how to deal with the eternal nightmare of folding a fitted sheet? The internet is swollen with life hacks.
On Netflix & Showmax
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# 9. Jet off into space with shows that are out of this world
For as long as humans have gazed up at the night sky and contemplated the stars, the moon, the planets and in turn their moons, we have found them and the mysteries they hold fascinating. Space travel and exploration are normal now, although the obsession with Mars is still puzzling; billions have been poured into learning about this inhabitable planet with a view to colonisation instead of fixing the one we have.
On DStv Now, Netflix & Showmax
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#8 Interview: Francois van Coke tells us about performing under lockdown
Just over a year ago, South Africans felt like prison inmates, locked up inside their own homes during the very restrictive level 5 implementation of the lockdown, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Parts of the country resembled scenes from The Handmaid’s Tale. Under his eye, tjom!
On Showmax
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 #7 A chocolate box full of Afrikaans shows and movies
With COVID-19 still swinging the axe and a third wave of infections looming on the horizon, we are just over a year into the South African lockdown. Sure, we’re only on level 1.2b amended version 8 beta and we feel a little more cautiously optimistic since the driest Krismis in history, but I came to the shocking realisation that I have not seen the inside of a movie cinema or smelled that buttery popcorn in more than a year!
On Showmax
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#6 Forty-seven SAFTA-winning shows and where to stream them
A total win of 47 Golden Horns at this year’s prestigious 15th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) cements MultiChoice status as Africa’s Most Loved Storyteller, delivering the best in local content.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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 #5 Six comedy series for those with a dark sense of humour
The dark comedy genre exists because without it we’d be ignoring a fundamental aspect of life – it’s a tragedy and a comedy. As John Cleese once said: “Some people think life is a tragedy and we are all going to die, and some people think life is a comedy.” It’s this strange light and dark tension that makes this blend of comedy-drama storytelling such a wicked delight. Here are six dark comedy series now streaming on Showmax.
On Showmax
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 4# Fourteen shows and movies based on books
The debate over book-to-screen (big and small) adaptations is a timeless one. Bibliophiles and cinephiles create a perfect Venn diagram, with their opposing views meeting in the middle where sometimes common ground is found. Sometimes it’s a book you loved, as a child or an adult, that suddenly finds itself on the table in a Hollywood studio. Depending on how it’s handled, it can be glorious or it can be an unmitigated disaster – both are wildly subjective.
On Amazon Prime, DStv, Netflix & Showmax
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 #3 Six titles in the horror genre that offer social commentary
For some, horror means slashers, monster movies and popcorn thrills. Pure entertainment escapism is a defining element of the genre, but it runs so much deeper when you consider that Godzilla (the 2014 version is on Showmax) was originally a symbol for the nuclear decimation and fall-out following the bombing of Hiroshima.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix & Showmax
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 #2 Friends: The Reunion to premiere on M-Net on Sunday, 30 May 2021
MultiChoice announced today that Friends: The Reunion will premiere on M-Net exclusive to DStv on Sunday, 30 May at 20:00 and will be available on streaming service Showmax from Monday, 31 May 2021. Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.
 On Showmax 
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 #1 Watch: Cintaine Schutte talks to Hannes Brümmer about her craft
Cintaine Schutte is the master of versatility, effortlessly switching between roles, be it on stage during art festivals and theatre productions or filming for the big screen and TV series. She has been nominated for more than 10 awards and has won an equal number of them, spanning every discipline of the acting world.
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 10 spot, Jet off into space with shows that are out of this world“, so we randomized again and it landed on For All Mankind:
An epic story of love, murder and revenge set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand during the gold rush. Based on the novel by Eleanor Catton, which won the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

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Trompie episode 4 – Limpie se Sirkus

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Nadat ons jou al die Afrikaanse Pinocchio in die wêreld gegee het, is dit tyd om nog ‘n goue oue op te dis. Vir die volgende ses weke sal ons elke week vir jou ‘n Trompie episode drop. Dit was dik lekker in die 80s gewees, maar fokkit, check hoe lame is dit as mens nou na dit terugkyk. Intussen gee dit vir ons genoeg tyd om die volgende ou Afrikaanse kinderprogram uit die 80s iewers te gaan uitgrawe. Drop in die comments wat jy skiem die volgende reeks sal wees.

Trompie episode 4 – Limpie se Sirkus
Die laities spaar dat dit kak want hulle wil moerse graag die sirkus gaan uitcheck. ‘n Klein fokop veroorsaak egter ‘n gebreekte ruit wat hulle moet vervang, so al die zak wat hulle gespaar het word daardeur ingesluk. Hulle besluit om skelm by die sirkustent in te glip. Sterkman Dirk Staal is is die poes in wanneer Trompie sy vertoning opfok.

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