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All the Harlan Coben book adaptations on Netflix and the ones on the way



In 2018, American author Harlan Coben signed a five-year deal with Netflix, per Deadline, in which 14 of his 33 novels (which, by the way, have sold over 75 million copies, per his website) will turn into individual series on the streaming service, with him serving as producer.

This multi-million dollar deal is big news for Coben buffs, who already love his mystery novels with their twisty-turny plots mostly set in middle-class suburbia. It’s also good news for newcomers, who are binge-watching the mystery series — and maybe picking up one of his novels, which he publishes at a rate of one a year.

The Netflix book adaptations have been made internationally, as well as in the U.S.: “The Woods” was made in Poland, “The Innocents” in Spain, and “Gone for Good” in France.

There are more Coben adaptations on the way on other platforms, like a YA thriller version of “Shelter” on Prime Video. Read on for a list of the seven shows already released on Netflix, in order, and the ones yet to come.

‘Hold Tight’ (2022)

Scene from “Hold Tight.”Netflix

This series, filmed in Polish, is the latest Coben series to come to Netflix. This story follows a man who goes missing after his friend dies — and in the aftermath of his disappearance, a slew of secrets and lies about his family gets exposed. Hold tight, indeed.

“Hold Tight” also has a reward for people who watched “The Woods,” another Polish adaptation of a Coben novel, bringing back lead Pawel Kopinski (Grzegorz Damiecki) to tie up loose strings. ‘Stay Close’ (2021)

Cush Jumbo in "Stay Close."
Cush Jumbo in “Stay Close.”Netflix

“Stay Close,” filmed in the U.K., features three protagonists who all have concealed secrets. Expect compelling storylines, including a forbidden romance, unsolved murders (duh), medical scares and a finale that will put you on the very edge of your seat. The cast includes Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage, Daniel Francis, Jo Joyner and Eddie Izzard.

‘Gone for Good’ (2021)

 Finnegan Oldfield in "Gone for Good."
Finnegan Oldfield in “Gone for Good.”Netflix

Gird your loins: Here’s another Harlan Coben story in which (shocker!) someone goes missing. This time, it’s the main character’s girlfriend. Guillaume Lucchesi (Finnegan Oldfield) has suffered loss after loss: His first love, his brother, and his mother. When his girlfriend goes missing after his mom’s funeral, Finnegan decides he can’t lose another perosn and goes out to find her. This five-part French-language miniseries also includes themes of family betrayal and, of course, secret-keeping. The drama!

‘The Innocent’ (2021)

"The Innocent" stars Mario Casas as Mateo.
“The Innocent” stars Mario Casas as Mateo.Netflix

As you could have perhaps figured by now, the main character of this show, Mateo, has some secrets in his pocket. This Spanish series focuses on Mateo, who gets released from an eight-year stint in prison after killing a man in a bar fight. With lots of seemingly unrelated (but of course, are actually very related) plot lines, this show will throw you for the best kind of loop.

‘The Woods’ (2020)

Prosecutor Pawel Kopinski (Grzegorz Damięcki) searches for answers to two unsolved murder cases.
Prosecutor Pawel Kopinski (Grzegorz Damięcki) searches for answers to two unsolved murder cases.Netflix

“The Woods” flashes between timelines: a 1994 summer camp in the woods and a 2019 Warsaw. This Polish show follows a lawyer who is haunted by the death of two children he was supervising at the aforementioned summer camp in ’94. This perplexing series is left on a cliff-hanger — so viewers who like a resolved plot, be warned: You’re going to have to wait for the 2022 series “Hold Tight” to get it.

‘The Stranger’ (2020)

Richard Armitage in "The Stranger" on Netflix.
Richard Armitage in “The Stranger” on Netflix. Netflix

Richard Armitage, who later appeared in “Stay Close,” plays a British suburban dad who is approached by a woman who reveals a life-altering secret to him about his wife. Oh, and one of his son’s classmates is found dead in the woods. Chaos ensues.

‘Safe’ (2018)

"Safe" stars Michael C. Hall of "Dexter."
“Safe” stars Michael C. Hall of “Dexter.”Netflix

Michael C. Hall (of “Dexter” fame) stars in this England-set series — and his character is on a frantic search for his 16-year-old daughter Jenny, almost a year after his wife died of cancer. Think “Taken,” but with a slew of Harlan Coben-style chaotic web of lies thrown into the mix.

Upcoming Harlan Coben shows

So far, “Run Away” was confirmed to be turned into a Netflix series, and and “Six Years“ will be a movie.

As for the remaining options? There’s slew of other possible novels that could be converted to shows, including, but not limited, to:

  • “Play Dead”
  • “Miracle Cure”
  • “Tell No One”
  • “No Second Chance”
  • “Just One Look”
  • ‘Caught”
  • “Missing You”
  • “Fool Me Once”
  • “Don’t Let Go”
  • “The Boy from the Woods”
  • “Win”

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Bachelorettes face their ‘worst nightmare’ when 1 contestant switches sides



When there are two Bachelorettes in one season, anything can happen. But what happened during Episode Five, in retrospect, is obvious — because it’s exactly what leads Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey feared would happen. Windey called the situation her “worst nightmare.”

In short, one man professed his feelings for one of the leads — before deciding to pursue the other.

But before unpacking Logan Palmer’s Great Flip Flop, let’s rewind to the fateful first night at the Bachelorette mansion, where the seeds were planted that blossomed into tonight’s episode’s mess.

Both Recchia and Windey developed feelings for Palmer, a 26-year-old videographer from San Diego, Calif. Palmer was the only contestant, of the 32 men in the running for the Bachelorettes’ hearts, to kiss both women on the first night.

As for what they see in him? Based on his official bio, Logan’s “lifelong crush” is Elaine from “Seinfeld.” Witty and self-aware, Logan’s ideal woman is “artsy, low maintenance and down to cuddle by a bonfire under the stars.”

In the third episode, when Recchia and Windey divided the contestants into “teams,” Recchia chose Palmer. While he accepted her rose, he said he harbored feelings for Windey, and often spoke about their kiss.

Two episodes later, and Palmer was itching enough to make his feelings known. He approached Recchia in Episode Five and id he no longer wanted to pursue a relationship with her. “It’s been hard for me moving forward, to kind of forget about that connection … I’m going to have to step away from pursuing things with you,” he said.

Following multiple rejections, Recchia was set aback to the point t that e needed a heart-to-heart with host Jesse PalmerShe ended up cancelling her group date.

“I want to really apologize to you all,” Recchia said to the group. “This morning, Logan did come to my room. He told me that he is interested in pursuing a relationship with Gabby and this is something that Gabby and I … it was kind of our biggest fear. I thought we were farther enough in this process where this wasn’t going to happen. It’s just tough, the constant rejection. And I do want to like, open the floor, if you guys don’t want to be here, you do not have to be.”

Logan went on to explain his feelings to Windey. Windey, saying she was speaking candidly, revealed Logan was their “only overlap,” or the only man they both h had elings for.

Before accepting hihim back into her flockWindey checks with Recchia.a“I just want to check in with Rachel,” she said. “I want to always, always, always put my friends first.” 

Windey ultimately gives Palmer another chance, much to the chagrin of the other members of Team Gabby.

During the final rose ceremony, Windey y gavealmer a rose, indicating that she, too, been pining for Palmer when he was a brief member of Team Rachel. By doing so, , Windey sent home Mario Vassal— who received her first impression rose — and Michael Vaughan.

On Twitter, fans responded to Palmer’s great save with skepticism.

Palmer may have won over both Recchia and Windey — but he doesn’t appear to have Bachelor Nation in his good graces.

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Olivia Newton-John Dead: John Travolta, Barbra Streisand and More Stars Pay Tribute



Olivia Newton-John is being remembered. After the actress’ husband, John Easterling, announced that she died at her California ranch on Monday morning, tributes poured in for the Grease star online. Newton-John was 73 at the time of her death, which came after a decades-long battle with breast cancer.

Newton-John’s Grease co-star shared a photo of the late actress to Instagram, along with a touching tribute to her.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much,” he wrote. “We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

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On Instagram, Barbra Streisand wrote that Newton-John was “too young to leave this world.”

“May she RIP,” Streisand added in her post.

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Andy Cohen shared a video of Newton-John singing on Instagram.

“Hopelessly Devoted to YOU, Olivia Newton John,” Cohen captioned the clip of the actress singing the Grease song. “Rest In Peace, Queen. Thank you for the music.”

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“My heart is broken,” Richard Marx tweeted alongside photos of himself and the late actress. “Rest now, sweet friend. You were as kind and loving a person as there’s ever been. I’ll miss you every day.”

Fellow Australian Kylie Minogue paid tribute to Newton-John as well, saying, “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER”

Singer Melissa Manchester also took time to publicly mourn Newton-John, saying, “Olivia Newton-John was a valiant warrior. I will remember her as kind, compassionate, loving and so talented. I was honored to have her sing my Christmas song, There’s Still My Joy , co-written by Beth Neilsen-Chapman and Matt Rollings.The world has lost a sweet source of light. May she now and forever rest in peace.”

Actor and musician Rick Springfield took to Facebook to pay tribute to Newton-John, saying, “Sweet Olivia has gone home. She was a beautiful soul and I know of no one who didn’t love her or know what a great humanitarian she was. The world is out of balance when we lose these magnificent people. God speed Livvy. We will all meet again.”

Kate Hudson shared a video of herself singing Newton-John’s iconic hit from Grease, “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” Alongside the touching video, she wrote, “There are a handful of people in my life who inspired me to lock myself in my bedroom and sing from the top of my lungs in the mirror.” Hudson continued, “Thank you for sharing your light to the world as it moved and shaped little girls like me. May we all today sing for Olivia and celebrate her courageous years of fighting. Love and Light.”

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Newton-John’s Grease co-star Dinah Manoff also shared her condolences, saying, “As many will tell you, Olivia Newton-John was one of the kindest, most generous souls ever to grace the earth, and I was one lucky Pink Lady to have spent time with her during the filming of Grease. She brought light and laughter wherever she went.  My deepest condolences to her family and friends during their time of great loss.”

Gayle King took to Instagram to share her memorial for Newton-John as well, writing, “We lost one of the greats today… deeply saddened by the loss of @therealonj..She was kind, talented & big fun! Olivia talked to us before the auction of those iconic leather pants… and becuz she’s such a good sport she tried them on for the first time in many years … did they fit ??? Swipe left …. Heaven has gained another angel .. thinking of her husband John and daughter Chloe. She was a beautiful human being inside and out.”

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32 Posts That Are Mirrors Of Your Daily Life, And You Just Have To Laugh (Or Cry)



32 Posts That Are Mirrors Of Your Daily Life


That losing brain cells life:


That relationship anxiety life:


That internet security life:

That bizarro sleep position life:

That millennial life:

That helicopter parent life:

That blue gatorade life:

That grocery store etiquette life:

That power walking life:

That body clock life:

That dinner struggle life:

That math homework life:

That endless search for happiness life:

That missing birth certificate life:

And finally, that irrational thought life:

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