In ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ friends and film lovers Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha make the case for the spurned and rejected characters that rom-com protagonists don’t choose. Should she have seen the other guy? Often, the answer is yes!
In this thirteenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy’ (which, for Samantha, is actually the ten thousand and thirteenth episode because she is caught in a time loop on the day of recording), Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha make the case for lovable and unfairly maligned cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) over misanthropic TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the beloved 1993 fantasy rom-com ‘Groundhog Day.’ But expect lots of tangents about Andie MacDowell’s unspeakable beauty, the perfection of the Happy Death Day franchise, and the secret society that keeps a groundhog alive forever by feeding it immortality juice in a ritualistic annual ceremony. (Yes, it’s real. Google it!) And maybe, just maybe, this episode turned out good enough that Samantha can finally escape her own personal time loop and record another one.
In this twelfth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha dive deep into the 2014 rom-com ‘What If,’ in which med-school dropout Wallace (played by a fresh-off-‘Harry-Potter’ Daniel Radcliffe) and doe-eyed animator Chantry (played by a trying-hard-not-to-be-overly-twee Zoe Kazan) fall for each other despite being “just friends.” Left to the wayside are Chantry’s globetrotting UN boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall) and her wacky sister Dalia (Megan Park), both of whom your intrepid co-hosts make a case for in this episode. But look, y’all. You know we only loosely stick to the premise, so expect a lot of tangents: We talk about Daniel Radcliffe’s befuddling-but-not-necessarily-bad head shape, praise Adam Driver’s all-around-awesomeness, and share some life tips for long-term relationships that don’t involve befriending random guys who write magnetic poetry at some party you’re at. Enjoy!
In this eleventh episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are joined by special guest Abby Monteil (Insider.com) ostensibly so that they can all argue for Gertrude (Malin Åkerman) over Margaret (Sandra Bullock) in the 2009 rom-com ‘The Proposal,’ which stars Ryan Reynolds sporting the same haircut he has had for two decades. But the conversation quickly pivots to Abby’s subversive queer reading of ‘The Proposal’ and then, in a surprise twist, Jenn makes a last-minute case for a totally different “other girl.” Listener, you’re in for a treat. This episode has everything: Simps, eggs, and bald eagles. Strap in.
In this tenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha completely abandon the project of rehabilitating mama’s boy Johnny (Danny Aiello) in the 1987 classic ‘Moonstruck’ to swap Nicolas Cage impersonations, praise Cher’s gray streak, and call for a return to an era when rom-coms were this weirdly horny.
If you thought we were done talking about ‘The Ugly Truth,’ you were wrong! In this very special bonus episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are joined by illustrious pop culture critic and A.V. Club contributor Caroline Siede to discuss her article “Is ‘The Ugly Truth’ The Worst Romantic Comedy Ever Made?” Also discussed: the alternate universe in which Ben Affleck plays Mike Chadway and the cultural power of rom-coms at their finest. (After listening, be sure to check out Caroline’s A.V. Club column “When Romance Met Comedy.”)
In this ninth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha collectively grapple with the trauma of having witnessed the 2009 rom-com ‘The Ugly Truth,’ coming up with various conspiracy theories to explain its unfortunate existence. Sure, somewhere in there your intrepid co-hosts make an argument for the classically hot doctor-next-door Colin (Eric Winter) over chauvinistic shock jock Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), but mostly they try to make sense out of a cruel universe in which this movie is somehow real. Oh, yeah. Katherine Heigl’s in this, too, but she shouldn’t have been. No one should have been in this movie because it shouldn’t exist.
In this eighth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are joined by special guest Emily VanDerWerff (Vox.com, Arden Podcast) to make the case for the beleaguered and overlooked Bruce (Ralph Bellamy) over the be-dimpled Walter (Cary Grant) in the classic 1940 screwball comedy ‘His Girl Friday,’ which features Rosalind Russell wearing splendiferous stripes.
In this seventh episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are in double trouble as they have to argue for both beautifully unhinged pop star Samantha James (Anna Faris) and the alliteratively-named Dusty Dinkleman (Chris Klein) in the 2005 rom-com ‘Just Friends,’ which stars Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart as estranged but now fortuitously-reunited high school besties.
In this sixth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha try (and perhaps fail) to position the bread-denying Dean (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) above broad-shouldered New Zealand contractor Jake (Adam Demos) in the 2019 rom-com ‘Falling Inn Love,’ which stars Christina Milian as a San Francisco designer whose Peloton might be possessed.
In this fifth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha make the case for cardiologist Jeremy (Adam Scott) over rakish Irishman Declan (Matthew Goode) in the 2010 rom-com ‘Leap Year,’ which stars Amy Adams as a woman who anthropomorphizes her own luggage. (But mostly Samantha and Jenn torture Sadie over her unabashed and totally earnest love of the movie ‘Leap Year.’)
In this fourth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha swoon over the stylish and hilarious Phil “Duckie” Dale (Jon Cryer) and bash Blane McDonagh (Andrew McCarthy) in the 1986 John Hughes Classic ‘Pretty In Pink,’ which stars Molly Ringwald as a thrifting style goddess trying to find love on the other side of the tracks.
In this third episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha extol the virtues of John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) over dreamy jock Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) in the 2020 rom-com ‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,’ which stars Lana Condor as a high school student who really needs to keep her love letters in a more secure location.
In this second episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha lay out an argument for time-traveling super genius Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber) over blast-from-the-past Leopold (Hugh Jackman) in the 2001 rom-com Kate & Leopold, which stars Meg Ryan as an advertising executive with a deeply unfortunate haircut.
In this first episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha make the case for Andrew Hennings (Patrick Dempsey) over Jake Perry (Josh Lucas) in the 2002 rom-com Sweet Home Alabama, which stars Reese Witherspoon as a fashion designer who once tried to blow up an ailing cat.