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Jason Bowers, Kurt Fitzpatrick, and Les Kurkendaal-Barrett are three guys who try to make sense of movies that they watch on Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel. Listen as they do a deep dive into these movies and try to make sense of them. It's a hilarious look at the wonderful world of romantic comedies and beyond.

A Lifetime of Hallmark Les Kurkendaal-Barrett

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 30 Ratings

Jason Bowers, Kurt Fitzpatrick, and Les Kurkendaal-Barrett are three guys who try to make sense of movies that they watch on Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel. Listen as they do a deep dive into these movies and try to make sense of them. It's a hilarious look at the wonderful world of romantic comedies and beyond.

    Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas with Daytime Confidential’s Jillian Bowe, plus Jackee Harry and Heteropaternal Superfecundation

    Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas with Daytime Confidential’s Jillian Bowe, plus Jackee Harry and Heteropaternal Superfecundation

    Les, Kurt, and Jason welcome a very special guest to kick of 2022: Daytime Confidential Senior Editor and Podcast Co-Host Jillian Bowe (@jillianbowe). Since so many soap actors star in Lifetime and Hallmark movies, the guys wanted to see what the real blending of all those worlds would look like with Peacock’s swing at a holiday movie, Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas. Kurt wonders if this movie, set in the Days of Our Lives universe (kinda) is a school assignment. Jillian is skeptical of Blac Chyna’s 6-foot metal pole. Les reveals countless insane backstories from Days of Our Lives' past. Jason wants to open a temp agency specifically for last minute soap recasting. And everyone goes down an insane rabbit hole of heteropaternal superfecundation (twins with different dads). Perhaps most critically, this movie has Jackee, slapping, and shirtlessness. 


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    REPOST: Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt find The Lost Valentine Who Is Not Gil Gerard

    REPOST: Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt find The Lost Valentine Who Is Not Gil Gerard

    Les, Kurt, and Jason, like the rest of the world, are mourning the passing of the legendary Betty White. Back in 2019, they watched a Hallmark movie starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt called The Lost Valentine which showed us that Betty is a fantastic dramatic actor, too. So please enjoy that episode again (or for the first time). 


     


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    Les, Kurt, and Jason join the search party for The Lost Valentine, a Hallmark Hall of Fame film starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White. One thing that was found: Gil Gerard's career! (Who knew Gil Gerard shaming could be a thing?) Kurt describes the east coast weather as a June Squibb (a surprising number of our episodes are tagged with June Squbb's name). The guys read serious "swinger dinner party" subtext into one of the scenes, learn that Captain Stubing was an abusive father, agree that public proposals are bad bad bad, and confuse one of the characters with Neo from the Matrix (or was it R&B singer Ne-Yo)... all while name-checking Lance Bass' movie "On the Line," Hoku, Don Ho, and the demise of the CableAce Awards. 


     


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Sister Swap: Christmas in the City is Like the Other Sister Swap Movie, but with Gay People Too

    Sister Swap: Christmas in the City is Like the Other Sister Swap Movie, but with Gay People Too

    Les, Kurt, and Jason recorded this in 3 separate parts of the world as Les is currently in Brussels where he will be attending a wedding in an actual castle! Jason’s theory about the same Blac Chyna story getting increasingly more violent every time it’s repeated leads the guys to start brainstorming the Lifetime movie they plan to write and produce called “The Wrong Kardashian” (directed by Jackee). Then it’s time to head to the super diverse pocket of America known as Salt Lake City in Hallmark’s Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, the companion movie to last week’s Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday. The movies share MANY plot points, though in this one it’s revealed that 2 of the side characters are gay… and even get an on screen kiss before the leads of the movie do! The biggest takeaway from the movie, though, is to not beg your (possible) ex to come work at your restaurant when she’s in the middle of a busy lunch rush because she will shut you down immediately. 


     


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    There are NO Twins or Body Switches in Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday, but There IS a Crying Room

    There are NO Twins or Body Switches in Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday, but There IS a Crying Room

    Les, Kurt, and Jason went into this week’s movie, Hallmark’s Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday, thinking that it would involve body switching or twins (or both), but those expectations weren’t met. But before the movie sucks them in, first they have to discuss Blac Chyna being accused of kidnapping someone (and equally accused of being high on cocaine and crazy). Then the guys are ready to dissect a movie that features both Williams sisters (Kimberly Willams-Paisley and Ashley Williams, not Venus and Serena) in what appears to be a 2 part movie that is told from one sister’s point of view with this movie, and from the other sister’s point of view in the next movie (which will be discussed on the next podcast). Any movie that can veer conversations about the sex appeal of Charles Fleischer (aka the voice Roger Rabbit… and Laverne’s next roommate after Shirley moved out), the comparability of Bob Dole and The Big Ragu, and Beaver Cleaver’s trashy girlfriend can’t be all that bad. Plus, if nothing else, listen to this episode to hear the pilot of Kurt’s new podcast all about Ann Jillian. 


     


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    • 1 hr 45 min
    An Ice Wine Christmas Toasts the On Call Volunteer Grape Pickers Who Believe in Science and Sex

    An Ice Wine Christmas Toasts the On Call Volunteer Grape Pickers Who Believe in Science and Sex

    Les, Kurt, and Jason take their time before dissecting taking tiny testicles off tree branches to discuss such important issues as mannequin piss, Magnum condoms’ lid with room for whipped cream, and which former President is Blac Chyna ride or die. But then, it’s (begrudgingly) time to pour a glass of Lifetime’s “An Ice Wine Christmas,” a movie Kurt and Jason keep forgetting wasn’t from Hallmark instead. The telltale sign it’s from Lifetime: they like science and sex. What the movie lacks in paid grape pickers, it more than makes up for in opportunities to find out which Academy Ward Winner Kurt once saw at Ikea. 


     


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    BONUS: My (Unauthorized) Hallmark Movie Musical

    BONUS: My (Unauthorized) Hallmark Movie Musical

    On this special bonus episode, Les talks to the creator and director (respectively) of a new stage show clearly inspired by Hallmark movies (and this podcast), My (Unauthorized) Hallmark Movie Musical. Eloise Coopersmith created the show, and Jon Peterson directs, playing now through December 19, 2021 at the Broadwater Theatre Mainstage in Hollywood


    Books and Lyrics by: Eloise Coopersmith


    Live performance Directed by: Anne Runolfsson;


    Multimedia performances Directed by: Crissy Guerrero


    Music by: Roxanna Ward


    Music Arranged by: Tony Guerrero


    Presented by: P3 Theatre Company


    Starring: Eloise Coopersmith


    Special appearances by Nina Herzog on December 4 at 3 PM, December 11 at 3 PM, and December 17 at 7 PM.


    Where: The Broadwater Main Stage, 1078 Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038


    When: Opens, Friday, December 3, 2021, at 7 PM.


    Runs through December 19, 2021.


    Fridays @ 7pm; Saturdays @ 3pm and 7pm; Sundays @ 3pm


    Admission: Adults-$38; Seniors/Students/Military-$35


    Group Discounts Available


     


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Surprisedgirl ,

Great content

Happened to fall upon this podcast. Very funny and great reviews also. Should be more popular!

fuzzcritter ,

Thank you.

I’ve never watched Hallmark Christmas movies before, and I found them painfully predictable. Which in 2020 is exactly what I need. While I know loads of people who religiously watch these movies, I don’t like any of them, so this podcasts made me feel like I have friends to discuss/make fun of the movies with.
Based on listening to you describe lifetime movies, I will be going back and watching those movies while I workout and then listening to you talk about them because they sound bonkers.

Bbarett ,

Perfect for the Holidays

I listened today while cooking for Thanksgiving and it was perfect . I laughed until my stomach hurt . These guys are funny

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