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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Hilarious ‘Bird Box’ memes offer comic relief for burned Saints fans

After a fierce Sunday of back-to-back playoff games between the final four, the NFL has its Super Bowl LIII competitors — and Saints fans are furious.

They’re channelling their frustration through Bird Box memes. 

In the final moments of a sudden death overtime period, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-23, an upset many Saints fans blame on a controversial non-call from the fourth quarter. Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman has admitted to the alleged pass interference on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis that effectively stopped what looked like a game winning drive by the Saints and led to overtime — where the Rams won on a long field goal.  Read more…

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Netflix’s ‘IO’ doesn’t deliver a world worth saving

Warning: Light spoilers for IO lie ahead.

Not every world-ender can be world-ending.

IO, the latest post-apocalyptic drama from Netflix, began streaming this weekend—but viewers crossing their fingers for another Bird Box are going to be disappointed. 

While the film’s premise and plot are fine enough, IO‘s lacking emotional depth takes what could have been an intimate look at the end of days and instead delivers a cringe-worthy reflection on shallow character creation.

The slow-burn sci-fi drama takes place on an abandoned Earth, most the human race having fled its increasingly toxic atmosphere to colonize one of Jupiter’s moons, Io. Among the few who remain on our dying planet are IO‘s main (and basically only) two characters, Sam and Micah.  Read more…

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