I love listening to podcast at home. And since I spend most of my time at home, I spend most of my time listening to podcasts. Generally I prefer educational podcasts, with an except made for anything the Spill team puts together, but when I found this amazing film podcast I was instantly hooked.
Those who know me well know that I love bad movies. We’re talking really bad. Like so bad they’re good. In fact, after years as a film critic I think I’ve actually gotten to the point where I prefer terrible movies to good ones. There’s just something about that perfect storm of awfulness that makes something so bad it’s good that’s almost a little magical.
And that’s what I love about How Did This Get Made. It isn’t like MST3K where a bunch of anonymous dudes just rag on a bad film, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael, genuinely love talking about terrible movies. They relish it and they give credit where credit is due. They also make the distinction between bad bad (The Backup Plan), so bad it’s good (The Room) and badly good (Punisher: War Zone), which sometimes isn’t clear to everyone.
It also helps that it’s funny as hell.