Really Important Fictional Things

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episode 23: Feminist Crumbs (10 Things I Hate About You) [transcript]

This week we talk about the 1999 10 Things I Hate About You. As Avery so aptly puts it, “These were the feminist crumbs we subsisted on.” That pretty much sums up how we feel about the plot, but we adore the characters and get into why. We also talk about new and old content from Amy Schumer. Avery talks about the“horrifying” and “visceral” movie Freshand Rosey updates us on the disappointing How I Met Your Father finale. And we wrap it up with Netflix’s top 10.

Next week we’ll cover the origin of the teen comedy.

Some topics covered:

  • Life and Beth
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • Fresh
  • Severance
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 4)
  • How I Met Your Father finale
  • The Drop Out
  • First Wives Club
  • Overboard
  • Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld
  • Beware of The Softboy (Girls Gotta Eat)

Thing we trailed:

  • Is It Cake? — Netflix
  • The Adam Project — Netflix

Where to stream:

  • Life and Beth — Hulu
  • Fresh — Hulu
  • Severance — Apple+
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — Amazon Prime
  • How I Met Your Father — Hulu
  • The Drop Out — Hulu

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 2022-03-30  1h17m