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You Should See The Other Guy

You Should See The Other Guy

By YSSTOG
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!
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Titanic
It's the big one. Come help us make our podcast iceberg-proof at Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:44:45
September 17, 2021
Enchanted (feat. Maddy Myers)
A special guest helps us break down the love rectangle in 2007's 'Enchanted.' Follow Maddy at @MIDIMyers. Support the podcast at Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:27:30
September 9, 2021
Point Break
Young, dumb, and full of you know what. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:22:37
September 2, 2021
The Green Knight
Now, off with your head. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:48:41
August 27, 2021
The Kissing Booth 3
Let us end this torment. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:12:45
August 20, 2021
New in Town
The last of our chaotic, phone-recorded episodes. Never fear! We will return to the “studio” next week with an even worse movie!
58:10
August 13, 2021
FBoy Island
Jenn gives us the skinny on the HBO Max reality show. (Almost to the end of our phone-recorded episodes! Thanks for bearing with us through August turbulence.)
41:35
August 4, 2021
13 Going on 30
We recorded this last week on our phones amid much life turbulence. Our apologies for the audio quality. We’ll be back “in studio” soon.
01:08:23
August 2, 2021
27 Dresses
Announcing the Greer-cast. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:18:45
July 15, 2021
After Midnight
Also a review of the Oreo McFlurry. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:12:51
July 9, 2021
Too Hot To Handle
2 Hot 2 Handle 2 Furious Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:24:37
July 3, 2021
Bound
Come run away with us in a brand-new truck at Patreon.com/YSSTOG.
01:33:47
June 18, 2021
But I’m A Cheerleader
Come find your root with us at https://www.patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:16:54
June 11, 2021
Phantom Thread
Happy Pride! Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:11:19
June 4, 2021
Shrek 2
Too many Shreks.
01:22:28
May 27, 2021
Napoleon Dynamite
Gosh! Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:01:01
May 20, 2021
The Thing About Harry
Somewhere sandwiched between our discussion of ‘Bee Movie’ and the John Mulaney relationship news, we may actually talk about the 2020 gay Freeform rom-com. Maybe. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:42:01
May 14, 2021
Crazy Rich Asians (feat. Hannah Haein Lee)
Follow Hannah on Instagram at @HannahHaein and support our podcast at patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:21:30
May 6, 2021
The Broken Hearts Gallery
Leave your mementos at patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:21:34
April 29, 2021
Bonus: Libra-lly Blonde (feat. Avery @lunarvvitch)
Tarot reader and astrology enthusiast Avery (@lunarvvitch on Twitter) joins us to talk about how Elle Woods is actually a Libra despite claiming to be a Gemini. (But maybe Bruiser’s a Gemini.) You can book Avery at lunarvvitchtarot.as.me and you can support bonus episodes like this one at patreon.com/YSSTOG.
35:27
April 23, 2021
Legally Blonde
Bend and snap your way on over to patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:18:49
April 22, 2021
Roxanne
Follow your nose to this discussion of the 1987 Steve Martin rom-com.
01:26:26
April 16, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (feat. Brett Marcus Cook)
Join us as we welcome artist kaiju expert Brett Marcus Cook to discuss the relative romantic merits of Godzilla, King Kong, and the array of mere mortals who pad out this slugfest. Find more of Brett’s work at animatedtrigger.com or @animatedtrigger on Twitter. Support our podcast at Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:45:55
April 8, 2021
As Good As It Gets
‘As Good As It Gets’ is not as good as it gets. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:14:41
April 2, 2021
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
You’ve probably heard other people talk about Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but not us. Not us united. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
02:04:59
March 25, 2021
Wild Mountain Thyme
You’ve heard the buzz about this movie, now it’s thyme to listen to use talk about it. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:02:58
March 18, 2021
Charade
Cary Grant! Audrey Hepburn! Charade! But can we make it gay? Perhaps we can with a little help from our friend Kylo Ren...
01:16:46
March 11, 2021
Sabrina
Join us for a rousing round of pop pop discourse as we discuss Sabrina (1954) and to a lesser extent Sabrina (1995), debating which Linus Larrabee would reign supreme in a time-traveling duel to the death.
01:29:19
March 4, 2021
Roman Holiday
Come fall down the mushroom well with us and talk about the classic rom-com ROMAN HOLIDAY! We promise you this: It is an im-Gregory Peck-able episode. Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:32:57
February 25, 2021
Leap Year 2 (feat. Hanna Caldwell)
For our fiftieth episode (!), we revisit the most controversial movie we’ve discussed on the podcast to date: LEAP YEAR. And this time, Sadie brings backup.
01:01:25
February 19, 2021
Bonus: To All The Boys: Always and Forever (feat. Nancy Coleman)
Reporter, returning guest, and Lana Condor interviewer Nancy Coleman joins us for an emergency bonus episode to discuss the conclusion to the ‘To All The Boys’ saga. Alternate title: Banned From Chili’s 2: Son of E.T. Read Nancy’s interview in the New York Times here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/movies/lana-condor-to-all-the-boys.amp.html You can also support us on Patreon at: Patreon.com/YSSTOG
01:17:25
February 14, 2021
Something Borrowed (feat. Caroline Siede)
Pack your weekend bag and come with us to the Hamptons for a special 49th episode of YSSTOG in which we discuss the 2011 rom-com ‘Something Borrowed’ with pop culture critic (and returning guest) Caroline Siede. We compare the movie to ‘The Ugly Truth,’ rag on Shake Shack, and oh yeah, Sadie briefly gets haunted by a Zoom poltergeist. Enjoy! Patreon.com/YSSTOG and https://carolinesiede.tumblr.com/
01:20:46
February 11, 2021
Life As We Know It
What you need to know about this episode, in which we cover the 2010 Heigl-com ‘Life As We Know It,’ is that Pete Davidson should play the Gingerbread Man. That is all.
01:19:30
February 4, 2021
Legend (Feat. Lindsey B.)
Hello, friends! I forgot to turn off a particularly loathed setting in Zencastr so the audio gets a little muddy during cross-talk. With that said, here’s our discussion of the 1985 dark fantasy Legend starring Tom Cruise and a whole mess of puppets. Returning guest Lindsey B. joins us to break down the ins and outs of European folklore and the differences between various versions of this much-edited film. Remember to support the podcast at Patreon.com/YSSTOG or, if you’d rather, at YEASTHOG.COM.
01:32:34
January 28, 2021
Starship Troopers
‘You Should See The Other Guy’ goes to space as Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha explore Paul Verhoeven’s military satire ‘Starship Troopers.’ We discuss Dizzy’s amazing head of hair, Denise Richards’ sexuality, and of course fascism. At one point, Jenn says “ziggle zaggles” and we lose it. Also! This was a suggestion from someone who joined us at the Nora Ephron tier at Patreon.com/YSSTOG so if you have a movie you’re dying for us to cover, go sign up and put it on our list!
01:33:17
January 21, 2021
Sliding Doors (feat. Sharon)
Samantha’s older sister joins us for this very special 45th episode all about the 1998 alternate timeline classic ‘Sliding Doors’ featuring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah. Topics discussed: British accents, the relative sexiness of various hobbits, the Netflix sensation ‘Bridgerton’ and the Xenial micro-generation.
01:30:26
January 14, 2021
Notting Hill
Episode 44! We talk about the 1999 Julia Roberts / Hugh Grant rom-com ‘Notting Hill’ and ponder the fate of the celebrity post-COVID, the arc of Hugh Grant’s career, and ultimately the political failings of both Britain and the United States. (Don’t worry. We keep it as light as possible ... under the circumstances.)
01:22:24
January 7, 2021
Bonus: Azrael’s Gift (feat. Otoja Abit)
Writer, director, and actor Otoja Abit joins us for a special bonus episode to discuss his film ‘A New York Christmas Wedding’ — and to disclose the current location of the Azrael ornament.
01:30:00
January 4, 2021
The Family Man
We send off 2020 with a Nicolas Cage-style bang in this, our 43rd full episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy.’ After a special emergency message from Jenn’s partner warning us not to go through with the podcast, Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha accept our current timeline and discuss the 2000 holiday fantasy rom-com ‘The Family Man’ — and then get lost talking about superhero movies for a while. But we pull it back to Cage and Leoni by the end, we promise! Thanks so much for all your support this year. New listeners, please consider supporting our 2021 episodes on Patreon at patreon.com/YSSTOG.
01:36:37
December 31, 2020
A New York Christmas Wedding (feat. Elizabeth Simins)
Merry Christmas, listeners! Writer, artist, and made-for-TV Christmas movie expert Elizabeth Simins (Patreon.com/ElizSimins) joins us to break down the twists and turns, the highs and lows of ‘A New York Christmas Wedding.’ Also: Samantha fights off a chimpanzee virus, Jenn yearns for an ornament, and Sadie finally meets a rom-com she can’t predict. And reminder, dear listeners, that you can now give us the Christmas present of subscribing to our Patreon at Patreon.com/YSSTOG! Have a happy holiday!
01:13:27
December 25, 2020
The Family Stone (feat. Kayla Myers)
Where to even begin with this one, y’all? First of all, you can now support us at Patreon.com/YSSTOG. And then it’s onto our 41st episode, featuring returning guest Kayla Myers (Programmer, Indie Memphis). We’re talking the 2005 indie melodrama ‘The Family Stone,’ featuring Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson, DerMOT Mulroney, Carrie Bradshaw, and Luke Wilson. We queer it up by reimagining Rachel McAdams character as the sapphic legend she was meant to be. But we also roll far afield into so many hilarious tangents that the episode literally ends with Samantha unable to breathe. Please, please, please give us a Christmas listen and then help our Patreon get out of the gate strong!
01:28:02
December 17, 2020
Bonus: Harper-iest Season (feat. Emily VanDerWerff)
Is Harper actually the best character in ‘Happiest Season’? Should she have been the protagonist? Special guest Emily VanDerWerff (Vox.com, Arden Podcast) sits down with a lonely Samantha to revisit the already discoursed-to-death lesbian Christmas rom-com for another hour and a half. We lay out a case for Harper, swap coming out stories, and worry about the state of art more generally. And then somehow, we end up discussing Amtrak, trans stuff, and the boutique 2017 horror film ‘It Comes At Night.’
01:17:10
December 10, 2020
The Holiday
Polish your granite countertops and your oven ranges! Christmas is coming early this year, or at least this week’s episode is coming early! It’s our 40th! And we’re talking about the Nancy Meyers original The Holiday (2006) starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black. We discuss which pairing we like more, propose some longshot “other guys,” and debate whether or not this film is a classic (Sadie’s position) or an advertisement for interior redecoration (Samantha’s position). Caught in between is Jenn, trying to keep the peace amid the tension, like a middle child during the holidays. This is a delightful rambling episode that also covers, among other things, the Animorphs franchise and the Warrior Cats. And don’t worry, you’ll still have an episode this Thursday, too: A special bonus mini-sode featuring a returning special guest!
01:20:18
December 9, 2020
Happiest Season (feat. DeAnne Smith)
In this 39th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ comedian DeAnne Smith (Netflix’s ‘Comedians of the World,’ @DeAnne_Smith) joins Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha to discuss the zeitgeisty queer Christmas rom-com ‘Happiest Season’ starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, and Aubrey Plaza. Look, you can probably guess how we all feel about Harper and her collection of relationship red flags. (Not great.) But you’re probably not prepared for how funny DeAnne is on this episode — or for Sadie’s declaration that “Aubrey Plaza looks like she has had eyeballs for a thousand years and she knows how to use them.” This is truly our podcast at its apex. Listen, share, subscribe, rate, do all of it! Judge us based on this episode and this episode only. Other questions discussed include: Is Mackenzie Davis a beautiful space alien? Where did K. Stew get her aggressively deconstructed shirt? Should Dan Levy have been playing the actor Dan Levy instead of a man named John? Come listen and find out!
01:16:14
December 3, 2020
You’ve Got Mail (feat. Justin and Corey)
Put a heaping helping of caviar garnish on your plate with a side of Cranberries sauce, because we’re covering ‘You’ve Got Mail’ on a special Thanksgiving edition of ‘You Should See The Other Guy.’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are joined by Jenn and Samantha’s partners (Justin and Corey respectively) to discuss Nora Ephron’s pre-Y2K rom-com classic, to sing the praises of Parker Posey, and to wax poetic about the sound of a dial-up modem. Also somehow we imagine a movie featuring Carmen Sandiego training a manatee how to be an international art thief, so that’s fun, too. From our little podcast family to yours, have a happy and safe holiday!
01:37:21
November 26, 2020
Easy A
In this 37th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha discuss the 2010 ‘Scarlet Letter’ adaptation ‘Easy A,’ starring Emma Stone and company. In addition to making our queer case for some other girls, Jenn does her best Emma Stone impersonation. We also somehow reference the bartender from ‘The Shining’ and Emily Blunt’s family tree before stumbling onto the idea of Stanley Tucci as a five-armed Eldritch monster. How do we get there? You’ll have to listen to find out!
01:10:45
November 19, 2020
Legends of the Fall (feat. Joseph Culp)
Why are we covering ‘Legends of the Fall’ on this podcast? Why would we put ourselves through a 2 hour and 12 minute Oscar-baiting historical epic featuring a long-haired Brad Pitt? Because our guest, international male model Joseph Culp (IG: model_joseph_culp) picked it, that’s why. Joe helps Jenn, Samantha, and Sadie sift through the three brothers in this 36th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ But mostly, we talk about Bart the Bear, what Facebook would look like during the Civil War, Brad Pitt’s failed journalism career, the British Pop invasion, and more. At one point, Joe says, “Death is the other guy,” and honestly that just feels like the perfect summation of this entire podcasting endeavor.
01:14:49
November 12, 2020
10 Things I Hate About You
We tried to be thoughtful on this 35th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ but we just ended up being pensive instead. That’s right, we’re covering the endlessly quotable 1999 teen movie masterpiece ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ to distract ourselves from the nightmare that is American electoral politics. Julia Stiles! Heath Ledger! JoGoLe! It’s a great cast. Your faithful co-hosts Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha run the table gaming out various alternative coupling scenarios featuring boy genius Michael, but mostly — because our brains have turned into so much melted goo — we end up talking about the International Space Station, a proposed sequel to ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ entitled ‘Life of Scurvy,’ the status of teeth in Hollywood, and oh yeah, we also briefly stop being ‘You Should See The Other Guy’ and start being ‘Bourneheads,’ a podcast about the Bourne franchise that Sadie would like no part of.
01:07:34
November 5, 2020
The Mummy
Look, ‘The Mummy’ is one of the greatest films ever made in one of the greatest years in film: 1999. Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and John Hannah, all bring the heat (in a desert, no less!) but maybe Evie should have gone for sexy bald Imhotep instead? That’s the basic premise of this, the 34th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy.’ And yet in true tangential fashion we somehow end up talking about the terrible 2017 ‘Mummy’ remake and ... uh .... what it would look like for Bryan Cranston and Tilda Swinton to play Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively in a biopic about the celebrity power couple meeting on the set of ‘The Green Lantern’? You’ll have to listen for yourself to hear how we get there.
01:26:27
October 29, 2020
Warm Bodies
Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich! It’s the 33rd episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ and October continues to unfold in all of its splendid spookiness. We’re talking the 2013 zombie rom-com (zom-rom-com?) ‘Warm Bodies’ starring Nicholaus Hoult as a zombie named ‘R’ and Teresa Palmer as a woman named Julie who is also the daughter of the film’s most important character: A MAN BY THE NAME OF COLONEL GRIGIO PLAYED BY JOHN FREAKING MALKOVICH. We talk about eating brains, the mechanics of zombie digestion, Korean cinema, Resident Evil, and more. Enjoy! (And remember to rate us on Apple Podcasts and follow us on Twitter @YSSTOG!)
01:15:44
October 22, 2020
Jennifer’s Body
In this 32nd episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Sadie, Samantha, and the eponymous Jennifer get all up in their queer, bisexual feelings about the 2009 horror comedy ‘Jennifer’s Body.’ Should “Needy” (Amanda Seyfried) have joined Jennifer (Megan Fox) in succubus-dom? Should she have opted for emo kid Colin instead of her boyfriend Chip? Maybe! But mostly, we process our complex emotions about the core relationship in the film — and then somehow wind up talking about both ‘Spider-Man 2’ and a movie that Sadie swears exists called ‘Firehouse Dog.’ Enjoy!
01:17:28
October 15, 2020
The Philadelphia Story
We’re back! Samantha looked at a rock and got a hairless cat so the editing is a little more loosey-goosey and raw than usual, but Jenn and Sadie are back, too, to discuss ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (1940) in which C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) comes up with a ridiculous scheme to get back into his ex-wife Tracy Lord’s (Katherine Hepburn’s) life. Also in the mix: a struggling Spy magazine writer named Mike or Connor or Macaulay Culkin or something (Jimmy Stewart). We’re weird. Sadie and Samantha spend about 1/3 of this episode laughing at the word “daddy.” We’ll be fully operational, like the Death Star, next week!
01:01:35
October 9, 2020
Sleepless in Seattle
‘You Should See The Other Guy’ enters its dirty thirties with an extended look at a Nora Ephron classic: ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ (1993), in which a Baltimore Sun reporter named Annie (Meg Ryan) goes to Seattle to stalk a single father / widower named Sam (Tom Hanks) all the while ignoring her own incredibly hot fiance Walter (Bill Pullman). Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha dive deep into the movie, constructing the case for both Walter and Victoria, but they also free associate into considerations of the cultural milieu of the 1990s, the rise of TikTok, and Meg Ryan’s bisexual-baiting hair. Happy birthday to us!
01:28:07
September 24, 2020
An Ideal Husband
This is the 29th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy.’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha host it. We’re talking about ‘An Ideal Husband’ (1999). This is the part where I usually tell you who’s in it and what’s it about, but instead I can tell you that we address the following questions: 1) How would Oscar Wilde feel about the Coneheads? 2) What are “clapper drugs”? 3) Is Oscar Wilde responsible for The Kissing Booth franchise? (Spoiler: Yes), 4) What would ‘An Ideal Husband’ look like if it were set in 2095 instead of 1895?, and 5) What animals would everyone be in ‘An Ideal Husband’?
01:03:09
September 17, 2020
Love, Guaranteed
In this 28th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Samantha makes a bold but impossible promise, Sadie ties everything back to ‘Leap Year,’ and Jenn waxes poetic about the texture of a man’s sweater. That’s right: We’re talking about the 2020 Netflix rom-com ‘Love, Guaranteed,’ in which lawyer Susan Whitaker (Rachel Leigh Cook) helps ex-baseball player Nick Evans (Damon Wayans, Jr.) sue a dating site owned by lifestyle guru Tamara Taylor (Heather Graham) because he hasn’t fallen in love after nearly 1,000 dates in spite of the site’s guarantee. Which of the 900+ women should Nick have picked? What are the dead giveaways this movie wasn’t actually filmed in Seattle? And will you live forever if you listen to every episode of our podcast? Tune in to find out!
01:15:52
September 10, 2020
Keeping The Faith
In this 27th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ your intrepid co-hosts alternate between declaring war on God and war on Marvel. Which will generate more controversy? Who can say? The movie at hand: ‘Keeping the Faith,’ a year 2000 rom-com in which a priest (Ed Norton) and a rabbi (Ben Stiller) compete for the same girl (Jenna Elfman). Will Sadie be able to look past her attraction to Ben Stiller to fulfill the purpose of the podcast? Tune in to find out!
01:11:58
September 3, 2020
A Room With A View (feat. Liz Layton)
It’s Vicar time, y’all! Before there was Bieber there was Beebe. Join us in Florence for this 26th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy’ in which the wonderful artist Liz Layton (https://www.liztheprophetess.com/) joins us to consider the 1985 romance film ‘A Room With A View.’ Do we think bookish aristocrat / fancy Squidward Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis) will be a better partner for Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) than George (Julian Sands) during the forthcoming World Wars? Quite possibly! Do we think Freddy Honeychurch (Rupert Graves) is the hottest guy in the film? Most definitely! Put on your headphones, lace up your best bodice, and enjoy!
01:16:40
August 27, 2020
While You Were Sleeping
In this 25th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha discuss the beloved but perhaps overshadowed 1995 rom-com ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ in which Sandra Bullock’s Lucy pretends to be engaged to a man in a coma (Peter Gallagher) but falls in love with his brother Jack (Bill Pullman) instead. We take several detours to CinemaCats.com, consider once again wonder how 2000s rom coms got so bad, and praise the film’s many sweaters.
01:00:29
August 20, 2020
Bonus: The Only Girls Who Don’t Fall At Your Feet (feat. Annabelle Tocco and Fletcher Peters)
On this very special bonus episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ your intrepid co-hosts are joined by the authors of the rom-com newsletter ‘The Only Girls Who Don’t Fall At Your Feet,’ which you can (and should) sign up for at theonlygirls.substack.com. Topics include: ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ (of course), why bad rom-coms are still worth talking about, and a certain “dog hotel” movie that Samantha still isn’t sure actually exists. Enjoy! And remember to subscribe to Annabelle and Fletcher’s newsletter at theonlygirls.substack.com.
54:06
August 17, 2020
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Your intrepid co-hosts thought that ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ (1997) for would be a fairly easygoing trip down memory lane. They weren’t prepared for all the questions it raised on this, the 24th episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy.’ Questions like: Why is Julia Roberts playing a 27-year-old who acts as though she has the life experience of a 45-year-old? To whence does Cameron Diaz abscond to for the middle third of this movie? And did space aliens write this screenplay after observing human behavior for one day? We don’t have answers but we do have thoughts! Listen along with us.
01:18:09
August 13, 2020
Palm Springs (feat. Abby Monteil)
For episode 23 of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ we brought back a special guest: the soft-spoken, bitingly funny, and keenly observant Abby Monteil. She helps us break down the Hulu time travel rom-com ‘Palm Springs’ (2020). There are various “other guys” to consider for both nihilistic goofball Nyles (Andy Samberg) and the rock-bottom-hitting Sarah (Cristin Millioti), and yet somehow we end up all over the place, gabbing about murder, eyebrows, and goats — as friends do when they get together to talk about movies. Also discussed: Andy Samberg’s marriage to the harp-playing genius Joanna Newsom and also theoretical physicist Clifford V. Johnson.
01:22:27
August 6, 2020
Bonus: Banned from Chili’s (feat. Nancy Coleman)
Welcome to our ‘Kissing Booth 2’ bonus episode! Culture reporter Nancy Coleman (The New York Times) joins us to talk about her recent interview with Taylor Zakhar Perez, who plays Marco in the film. We do talk about the movie, focusing on Taylor Zakhar Perez’s performance, but please expect frequent digressions into the naming conventions of fried onion appetizers at chain restaurants, the bad behavior of theater kids, and the relative merits of Home Depot and Lowe’s. Enjoy!
01:04:44
August 1, 2020
The Kissing Booth 2
Back to regular episodes — and back to the zeitgeist! On this, the 22nd episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ we’re covering ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ (2020), which is currently #1 on Netflix. Should Elle have chosen dreamy guitar-playing hunk Marco Peña (Taylor Zakhar Perez) over brooding and dangerously tall Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi)? Does it matter? Why is everyone at school so obsessed with Elle and the Flynns? Why do they act like theater kids without being theater kids? Is this movie trying to be a slapstick comedy? These questions and more will be explored upon your clickage of the “play” button.
01:07:18
July 30, 2020
Tournament of the Other Guys
It’s a beast of an episode, y’all. Strap in for the first inaugural Tournament of the Other Guys in which we decide our favorite “other guy” in the history of the podcast so far. Tears are shed. Blood is drawn. Loyalties are tested. But we do crown a winner. Pull up a chair and find out who reigns supreme over the “other guys.”
01:51:30
July 23, 2020
Always Be My Maybe (feat. Kayla Myers)
‘You Should See The Other Guy’ turns 21 and so to celebrate, we reward ourselves with an actually good movie: The new-ish Netflix rom-com ‘Always Be My Maybe’ (2019) starring Randall Park and Ali Wong. We are joined by special guest Kayla Meyers (Programmer for Indie Memphis) to discuss the ultimate other guy: Keanu Reeves playing himself. But we also swap celebrity sightings, talk about food, and have some deep quarantine feels. So you should definitely, not maybe, listen to this episode. (I’m sorry.)
01:12:14
July 16, 2020
The Twilight Saga
It’s ‘Twilight’ time. For our twentieth episode, we pulled out all the stops and watched all five films in the Twilight Saga. Do we think pre-werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) would be better for self-insert protagonist Bella Swan (K. Stew) than 107-year-old vampire Edward Cullen (R. Pats)? Yes! Do we also ponder the mechanics of vampire lovemaking, take deep dives into our shame-based religious upbringings (or the lack thereof), and laugh about the unintentionally comical CGI and sound effects in these movies? Also yes! (You should know that the full conversation about these movies lasted two and a half hours, but we had to omit a half hour in which we were barely coherent — that’s how delirious these movies made us.)
01:54:21
July 9, 2020
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Play this podcast! PLAY IT! In this nineteenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha discuss the surprisingly affecting Netflix musical ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ (2020). We debate the relative merits of closeted operatic Russian pop star Alexander Lemtov (Dan Stevens) vs. middle-aged Icelandic dreamer Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) — but mostly we sing the praises of Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) and beg the elves not to murder us. Also this week: we catch up on our long-neglected outro segment and go on lots of delicious tangents because we love to talk to each other. PLAY THIS EPISODE! PLAY IT! YOU ONLY WANT TO HEAR THIS EPISODE!
01:29:39
July 3, 2020
Party Girl (feat. Lindsey B.)
Who better than a bona fide party person to help break down ‘Party Girl’ (1995)? In this eighteenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are joined by makeup artist and former club kid Lindsey B. to discuss all things Parker Posey: her fashion, her bon mots, and, of course, her character’s astrological sign. (Scorpio or Virgo? You decide!) We also make the case for “himbo” DJ Leo (Guillermo Díaz) over the hot but boring falafel vendor / teacher-to-be Mustafa (Omar Townsend). But then our guest rocks the podcast with a bingo card that reveals just how predictable your trio of co-hosts have become, pulling back the curtain so far you’ll never be able to listen to the show the same way again. So put on four T-shirts at once and press play. Let’s party, bb!
01:24:25
June 25, 2020
Reality Bites (feat. Nico Lang and Christian Rogers)
In this seventeenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha are joined by journalist Nico Lang and artist Christian Rogers to unravel the many mysteries contained within the Gen X classic ‘Reality Bites’ (1994). Where do Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) and Sammy (Steve Zahn) go in act three? Why does a movie obsessed with the idea of “selling out” have so much product placement? And why — WHY, listener, WHY! — does Leleina (Winona Ryder) choose the perpetually damp-looking and generally unpleasant rocker Troy (Ethan Hawke) over funny and cute cable TV exec Michael (Ben Stiller)? Also discussed: a real-life encounter with Ethan Hawke that seems to prove he is not like Troy IRL, no matter how convincingly he plays a pretentious asshole in this film.
01:02:13
June 18, 2020
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Get ready to be bi-furious! In this sixteenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha return to the hyperkinetic and relentlessly referential action romance ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (2010) to explain why Mae Whitman’s Roxy Richter got such short shrift, and why none of them particularly like the characters of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) and Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) despite generally being fans of their respective actors. But expect plenty of extracurricular talk, too: Your co-hosts talk about ASMR, mortality (duh!), food icon Guy Fieri, the state of bisexual media representation — and oh yeah, Sadie and Samantha get into a big blowout fight over ‘Marriage Story’ (2019). Who will survive and who will explode into a pile of coins? You’ll have to listen to find out!
01:19:07
June 11, 2020
Romeo + Juliet and Gnomeo & Juliet
It’s a double feature, y’all! In this fifteenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha address two equally important cinematic milestones: Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’ (1996) and the animated masterpiece ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ (2011) Your intrepid co-hosts try to argue for the Parises (Paul Rudd and Stephen Merchant, respectively) over the Romeos (Young Leo and James McAvoy) as the better option for the Juliets (Claire Danes and Emily Blunt), but mostly they swoon over Mercutio, ponder the fragile corporeality of sentient garden gnomes, and reflect on the desperation of teenage love. And yes, dear listener, they *do* address the most important question of all: Can the gnomes reproduce and if so, how?
01:22:17
June 4, 2020
The Kissing Booth
‘Clueless.’ ‘Mean Girls.’ ‘10 Things I Hate About You.’ These are a few of the teen movies you could see instead of ‘The Kissing Booth.’ And yet, you probably have seen ‘The Kissing Booth’ (2018), reportedly one of the most-viewed films in the world. In this fourteenth episode of ‘You Should See The Other Guy,’ Jenn, Sadie, and Samantha sift through the cultural wreckage of this Netflix rom-com and argue for Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) over his glowering bad boy of an older brother Noah (Jacob Elordi) as the better choice for Elle (Joey King).
01:08:43
May 28, 2020
Groundhog Day
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.
01:16:21
May 21, 2020
What If
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!
01:26:16
May 14, 2020
The Proposal (feat. Abby Monteil)
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.
01:12:50
May 7, 2020
Moonstruck
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.
01:23:57
April 30, 2020
Bonus: The Uglier Truth (feat. Caroline Siede)
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.”)
53:41
April 25, 2020
The Ugly Truth
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.
59:21
April 23, 2020
His Girl Friday (feat. Emily VanDerWerff)
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.
01:03:12
April 16, 2020
Just Friends
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.
01:08:35
April 9, 2020
Falling Inn Love
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.
54:22
April 2, 2020
Leap Year
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.’)
01:03:55
March 27, 2020
Pretty In Pink
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.
01:08:06
March 20, 2020
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
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.
01:02:37
March 17, 2020
Kate & Leopold
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.
01:20:01
March 16, 2020
Sweet Home Alabama
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.
01:00:00
March 13, 2020