The stars of ‘Sex Education’ on how their show turned teen tropes upside down

Netflix’s Sex Education is an empowering and groundbreaking series on adolescent relationships and identity crises. In its first week, it received rave reviews (ours included), and per Netflix, the viewership numbers aren’t too shabby.

Mashable sat down with the show’s young leads – Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, and Ncuti Gatwa – to discuss the importance of a show with such diversity and nuance, and how it feels to part of the conversation in moving representation and sexual identity forward.

Sex Education draws on a lot of tropes from classic teen movies and TV. How was it for you, having seen these versions, to get a chance to bring something new to it? Read more…

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Shows you can binge from start to finish on long flights

In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal.

You’ve booked your flight, your bag is packed, now, you’ve just got to decide what you’re going to smash out during the flight.

Long flights are the ultimate environment for binge-watching TV: meals and booze delivered right to your own personal little tray table, nowhere to be for hours but in your seat — and full concentration.

So, instead of wasting time flicking around the airline’s entertainment catalogue, prepare in advance, and catch up on a show you’ve been meaning to spend quality time with — you’ve got hours. And because you’ve got the time, you can finish the show before you land. Read more…

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Jimmy Fallon challenged YouTube star JoJo Siwa to an ‘aggressive dance-off’

There are dance-offs, and then there are “aggressive dance-offs.”

Jimmy Fallon challenged wildly popular 15-year-old YouTube dancer and pop star JoJo Siwa, known for her appearances on Lifetime’s Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, to one heck of a dance challenge on Monday night’s show.

“I don’t want to know who can dance the best, I want to know who can dance the hardest,” said Fallon on Monday’s The Tonight Show.

Yeah, with that dance-heavy resume, you’re probably already thinking this sequin-clad teenager had it in the bag. She did. Read more…

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Seth Meyers absolutely slams Trump’s rejected shutdown offer

Feeling a little lost on where we’re at with the longest government shutdown in American history?

For “A Closer Look” on Monday, Late Night host Seth Meyers unpacked Donald Trump’s (undeniably breathy) speech about the shutdown, and his rejected deal to end it — and land that $5.7 billion for his border wall.

As Meyers points out, Trump’s deal which offered limited protections for young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers — more specifically, three-year extensions on DACA and TPS protections — was rejected by Democrats and hard-line conservatives alike. And as Meyers put it, the offer wasn’t the most solid proposal. Read more…

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‘The LEGO Movie 2’ teaser features a supremely great Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A brand new teaser for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part dropped on Sunday, featuring the debut of a character based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Although the pioneering Supreme Court Justice didn’t voice the character, USA Today reports she agreed to the use of her likeness — she’ll even reportedly be released as an official Lego figurine for the film’s release.

“These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, ‘Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg!” director Mike Mitchell told the publisher. “And we’re all huge fans. It made us laugh to think of having her enter this world.” Read more…

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