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.
Sarah Palin "narrates" her own "life" "story." There's a lot of exotic meats, a lot of breeding, and enough folksy wisdom to kill a chicken faster than fireweed in July.
The boys go to sold-out screenings of New Moon to stare at Charlie's mustache, Alice's hair, and Edward's ability to ruin every scene that he's in. Episode highlights: Excitable old vampires! Vampire discoballs! Steroids! Mechanical bull sex!
In this stunning non-conclusion, Bella and Edward both manage not to kill themselves, return to Forks, and everything is as if this book never happened. If only. We also learn why Edward and Bella love each other: She smells like the perfect ham sandwich to him.
In part 2, our boys discover that teenage guys are just moody werewolves, Alice still has great hair, and cliff diving and trips to Italy are both viable options for suicide.
In their (less than) triumphant return to the Twilight series, our boys groan their way through the first third of New Moon. The only good news to be found is that Bella wants to sleep with a large puppy dog.
To warm us up for our return to Twilight, we checked out The Vampire Diaries on CW. It was probably less miserable than Twilight, what with there being sex and all, but the trend of emo vampires is regrettable.
Shooting for a new low, we try to watch a show so bad The CW canceled it after two episodes. Will we like this show about the runway or will we run away?
What's the worst thing you can say about a comedy? "It's not funny?" How about "It made me want to die?" Or maybe "This awful cast ruins a perfectly bad script?"
Our hosts welcome special guest Stephen, our official D.C. correspondent, to discuss his thoughts on the Lost Symbol. Spoiler alert: the book doesn't get any better (and the Masons really don't have anything to hide).
Dan Brown has scoured the earth (and the Internet) looking for symbols with which to create his puzzle. Yet his product is mostly just SIMPLE.
The only puzzle our boys need to solve is why do people like this crap?
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.