Read it and Weep
Summary: Read it and Weep is a good podcast about bad books, movies, and TV. Each week 2.5 comedians and a guest make fun of things like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, and anything Keanu Reeves has been in.
Without giving you the whole song and dance, here are the main problems with Disney's High School Musical: feeble plot, poor production quality, terrible acting, and a creepy, cult-like feel to the characters and situations. Still, it is without question the most enjoyable movie we've watched so far.
There isn't much good to say about this movie, but it does contain this scene:
The team sits down to watch the New Moon trailer. Want to watch along with them? Here's the one they watched: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYBF3HKzrmE
It feels like each book we read is dumber than the one before it, but maybe that's just because we don't remember pain as well as we feel it.
Our boys take down this classic of the Chick-Lit genre, more accurately titled "Inane Ramblings of a Shopaholic." Will they survive, or will they rush to get a refund on this purchase?
Is it better than the book? It's definitely not worse. But can the screenwriters solve the myriad plot and character problems? More importantly, would it be worse to watch old people die or screw? All this and more in today's episode.
Could we possibly have hated Twilight as much as this? Since Nicholas Sparks has killed all our brain cells, there's nothing left to do but throw our defeated minds into the gutter and leave them there.
Our boys sit down with The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and try their hardest not to fall asleep. From the stupid folksy wisdom to grandpa's painfully slow reading to major plot problems, they can only hope to someday get Alzheimer's and forget they ever read this terrible book.
Twilight (The Movie)
After finally finishing Twilight (the book), our heroes sit down with their respective girlfriends and watch Twilight (the movie). Although they hate it, they do find a surprising number of non-sarcastic, nice things to say about it.
Our intrepid young readers plow through the end of Twilight from disc 7 through the end. Feeling more defeated than heroic, they discuss the loose plot about bad vampires, Bella getting punched in the face, and prom.
We discuss up through the middle of the book, focusing on Bella's trip to the port of angels and the non-makeout meadow. Is it possible it's getting worse?
This is our first discussion of the "Twilight" series. We discuss why we're undertaking this project, whether continuing this books is equivalent to having an arm cut off, and when we think Bella and Edward will finally have the sex WE so richly deserve.