Bird Box Challenge: Netflix Pleads With Viewers to Please Stop Trying This at Home

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Even if you haven't found time to watch Bird Box (2018), the new Netflix horror movie with shades of John Krasinski's A Quiet Place (2018) and M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening (2008), you've probably seen the memes. The film has ignited a rather dangerous viral sensation known as the Bird Box Challenge that is getting so popular that Netflix has warned viewers against taking part, Forbes reports.

Like other online challenges, the Bird Box Challenge involves recording yourself doing something stupid and uploading your attempt to YouTube or some other video platform. In this case, the challenge is to blindfold yourself then try (and usually fail) to get around. The movie takes place in a world where looking at mysterious creatures outside compels people to kills themselves, so the characters must be blindfolded at all times in order to survive.

Without the threat of monsters, the Bird Box Challenge isn't quite as dangerous as some of the other challenges to go viral, like the Tide Pod challenge or the cinnamon challenge. But enough people have shared videos of themselves running into walls to prompt Netflix to take action. In a tweet, the streaming platform urged viewers to please "not end up in the hospital due to memes."

The warning may have came too late for many people who ended up with bruised knees—and egos—after trying it for themselves. Some of the most popular videos of the Bird Box Challenge gone wrong show people tripping, falling, and barreling into furniture.

[h/t Forbes]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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