Last month, the two-part series finale of the epic romantic comedy sitcom How I Met Your Mother unleashed unto the interweb a haze of confusion, upset, and in some cases, blind fury. We’ve let the dust settle in the wake of the finale’s March 31 air date, and try to reason through the end of an often silly, often charming rom-com series that subverted the genre with the ritual postponing of the ‘meet cute’. Whether you were an occasional, ambivalent or super-fan, everyone seems to have an opinion.
We also welcome back special guest J.M. McNab from Rewatchability. He has some pretty strong feelings.
Please note, we go all out with SPOILERS.
Episode 59 – VERY SPECIAL EPISODE: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Join us this week as we discuss the 2000 film High Fidelity, by the guys who brought you Grosse Pointe Blank, plus the guy who wrote Con Air, and Stephen Frears. Based on the book by Nick Hornby, John Cusack stars as Rob Gordon, a record store owner reeling over his most recent breakup. And like anyone who might value a record collection over say, character or maturity, Rob drags out his top-five most painful breakups, like a sad, sad, self-pitying pop song. He may not be a great guy, but we sure do love Cusack’s performance, (dare we say one of our top-five Cusack performances?).
Episode 58 – HIGH FIDELITY
Check out our latest episode as we discuss the 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Perhaps a surprise to anyone who ignored this one back in 2009, the film is a loose adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol- but with way less dimension and way more Matthew McConaughey. As fans of the recent HBO series True Detective and in light of the recent Oscar win, we go back to the days when McConaughey was the king of Hollywood romantic comedy, you know, to do some compare and contrast. With a little help from Michael Douglas, Emma Stone and Jennifer Garner, (as well as a former Much Music veejay), this is one elaborate rom-com… with ghosts. We sure do have a lot to say about this movie.
Episode 57 – GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST