Episode 15: Laura Linney, Oh How Could You Do That?!

There have been heated discussions between Tamu & Mallory about the holiday movie, Love Actually and whether it is actually problematic. Luckily when Jim and Ben were in town, they graciously agreed throw their hats into the ring regarding this “controversial” holiday film.

Moral to the Story: Love actually can spur debate.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Laura Linney made the biggest mistake of her life!
  • Ben LOVES Rodrigo Santoro.
  • At Christmas anything is possible.
  • Laura Linney is a national treasure.
  • Debate Question 1: Do you think Rodrigo was in love with Laura?
  • Ben reasons that we don’t see Rodrigo’s side of the story so it is difficult to know his feelings.
  • Tamu would feel guilty about not answering her brother’s phone call, but would have chose an orgasm.
  • Sometimes love is about forgiveness.
  • Debate Question 2: Did Emma Thompson forgive Professor Snape?
  • Question NOT up for Debate:  No one likes that necklace.
  • Love Actually is about love in all its forms.
  • Keira Knightley’s stalker.
  • Jim became a convert to Love Actually late in life.
  • Mallory felt that Hugh Grant’s love story was problematic because of the “big lady” (OR NOT AT ALL BIG) trope.
  • The difference between K-dramas and Rom-coms.
  • Mallory has a higher expectation of rom-coms.
  • Colin Firth is a world treasure.
  • Both characters tried to learn their paramour’s respective language.
  • Jim is also learning Portuguese.
  • Mallory found Liam Neeson’s story line to be problematic.
  • The bromance was not problematic per Mallory.
  • Ben just learned that Claudia Schiffer was actually in this movie.
  • Ben Recommends: Watching the cut scenes and director’s commentary.
  • Bad@Love wishes everyone a lovely holiday season filled with love, laughter and friendship.

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Episode 3: I Choo-Choo-Choose You

In this week’s episode, Tamu & Mallory watch each other’s favorite teen movies, Ever After: A Cinderella Story and Pretty in Pink.

If you haven’t guessed, Ever After was Mallory’s jam back in the day; so much so, she wrote an essay about it in the 7th grade. She felt more closely aligned to the Cinderella character, however, much to her chagrin, Tamu found Mallory’s tendencies to be more Prince leaning…she was not pleased. Tamu was annoyed with the end of the movie because Game of Thrones training has taught her that you must kill your enemies so they don’t come back for revenge; yet, The Baroness lives.

Meanwhile, Mallory had some serious opinions about Tamu’s choice, Pretty in Pink; mainly that Molly Ringwald’s character settled.

Both ladies learn that prom is the most important event in the known universe.

Moral to the Story: A relationship doesn’t start in 5 days, it takes a least 6 or 7 days.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu saw Black Panther
  • Yertle the Turtle
  • Sex and the City stole the shoe scene proposal from Ever After
  • Other 2000s movies Mallory needs to watch
  • Love Actually and Laura Linney’s choice
  • Mallory LOVES Pride and Prejudice 2005
  • Duties: sacrificing your wants/needs for others
  • 80s movies are problematic AF
  • Realistic stats about High School romance (it ain’t pretty)
  • Tamu equates relationships to Mary J. Blige’s song, Seven Days

Apologies: First there were sound issues. It will be better next time. Second, Tamu tries and fails doing an Australian accent…sorry, Australia.

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