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This podcast isn’t particularly funny, but that’s okay. The premise is worthy: an anti-How Did This Get Made, a show to appreciate and explore the best (or supposed best) of film. HDTGM spawned an army if mediocre imitators that it’s refreshing to see a new podcast (with a woman cohost!) that breaks that mold. What isn’t good is that it retains the pacing of HDTGM, a style that’s fine for a show that’s just a string of jokes about material that nobody cares about. This podcast acts like a show that wants to take its source films seriously, a goal that is furthered by choosing Amy Nicholson, a semi serious and possibly respected (if you’re into the Alamo Drafthouse circle of nepotism) film critic, as Paul Scheer’s cohost. But it doesn’t really. In the early episodes it just doesn’t work. The show presents a lot of interesting facts and observations about these great films, but it’s scattershot and disorganized. Interesting points are brought up and rushed past on to ... another interesting fact or point that is similarly shallow in its presentation. It’s rapid-fire joke pacing without the jokes—and without much chemistry between the hosts. Trivia flies about without being connected to any larger points. Complaints about the films never become critique because the hosts don’t challenge each other to defend or expand upon them. It’s maddening. Without time and thought and engagement there really isn’t anything here that I couldn’t get from reading Wikipedia and the IMDB trivia page. The guests are pretty great, though. There’s some potential, but after 3 episodes there is also a LOT of room for improvement.
feathered via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/18
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Steveearley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/18
I am here because ‘ how did this get made’ is incredible. I have become a much more intelligent movie watcher thanks to Paul. Adding rewatch value to so many movies for a plethora of reasons. Keep the thoughtful analysis coming!!!!
Ryan from Denver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/18
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Grebo Guru via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/18
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