55 episodes

Sometimes we miss things. Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus have been putting themselves through it, catching up on the series that, up until now, they haven't found the time for. In Season 1, Nicole and Lauren got a crash course in Star Wars. Season 2, they toiled their way through The Lord of the Rings. Now, they're on to Tyler Perry's movies, TV shows, and maybe (just maybe) his plays. Join Nicole and Lauren as they get to know the ins and outs of his iconic body of work.

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    • 4.8 • 3.7K Ratings

Sometimes we miss things. Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus have been putting themselves through it, catching up on the series that, up until now, they haven't found the time for. In Season 1, Nicole and Lauren got a crash course in Star Wars. Season 2, they toiled their way through The Lord of the Rings. Now, they're on to Tyler Perry's movies, TV shows, and maybe (just maybe) his plays. Join Nicole and Lauren as they get to know the ins and outs of his iconic body of work.

    The Oval (w/ Monique Heart)

    The Oval (w/ Monique Heart)

    Monique Heart (RuPaul's Drag Race) guides Lauren and Nicole through their first experience with a Tyler Perry television drama–the pilot episode of The Oval (2019). 

    Follow Monique on Instagram and Twitter, and check out Ace of Hearts with Monique Heart on Headgum. 

    Next Week's Watchlist: Madea Goes to Jail (2009)




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    Madea's Big Happy Family (w/ Rae Sanni)

    Madea's Big Happy Family (w/ Rae Sanni)

    Comedian and writer Rae Sanni joins Lauren and Nicole to discuss another film within the Madea Cinematic Universe–Madea's Big Happy Family (2011). 




    Follow Rae on Instagram and Twitter, and check-out The Cast with Rae & Jacquis on HeadGum.




    Next Week's Watchlist: The Oval S1 E1 "The Pilot" (2019)




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    Meet The Browns - TV Series (w/ Dulcé Sloan)

    Meet The Browns - TV Series (w/ Dulcé Sloan)

    Nicole and Lauren are joined by comedian and actress Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Great North) to discuss her experience working on an episode of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. 

    Follow Dulcé on Instagram and Twitter @dulcesloan, and tune into The Great North airing Sundays on FOX. 




    Next Week's Watchlist: Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)




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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Acrimony (w/ Michelle Collins)

    Acrimony (w/ Michelle Collins)

    Michelle Collins (The Michelle Collins Show, Midnight Snack) returns to help Lauren and Nicole examine Tyler Perry's psychological thriller, Acrimony (2018).




    Follow Michelle on Instagram and Twitter @michcoll and tune into The Michelle Collins Show on SiriusXM and her podcast, Midnight Snack.




    Next week's watchlist: Meet the Browns (TV Show)

    Episodes: "Meet Brown Meadows" and "Meet the Trainer"




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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Madea Christmas (w/ Jason Concepcion)

    A Madea Christmas (w/ Jason Concepcion)

    Nicole and Lauren are joined by writer, producer, and podcaster Jason Concepcion (host of Crooked Media's Takeline and ALL CAPS NBA) to discuss a holiday film within the Madea Cinematic Universe, A Madea Christmas (2013). 




    Follow Jason on Instagram and Twitter @netw3rk and tune into his new Crooked podcast, Takeline. 




    Next week's watchlist: Acrimony (2018)




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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Why Did I Get Married (w/ Lauren Ashley Smith and Mariah Smith)

    Why Did I Get Married (w/ Lauren Ashley Smith and Mariah Smith)

    Nicole and Lauren are joined by comedians, writers, producers, and sisters Lauren Ashley Smith (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Mariah Smith (Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV) to discuss the Tyler Perry marriage dramedy, Why Did I Get Married (2007). 




    Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram, and check out the second season of A Black Lady Sketch Show, debuting April 23rd on HBO. Follow Mariah on Twitter and Instagram, and check out her podcast ‎Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV.




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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

Teenybit ,

What the...what??!!

I truely enjoy listening to Nicole and Lauren review these movies and shows! Freaking hilarious! Tyler Perry is funny and talented, and I'm sure he knows what he's doing when things take an absurd turn. The Oval was CURAZAY! Got me watching the whole season. Been a fan of Tyler Perry movies off and on for a while and this podcast has awakened my interest. Cheers to the real MCU! Hee hee

void widow ,

Nicole + Laura = Delightful

I love the interaction between these two friends, especially when diving into the geekverse with an outsiders perspective. While I’m skipping the Tyler Perry season I look forward to the Really Real MCU and the thirsty banter that will most likely occur.

BlueBlood3 ,

MUST LISTEN FOR FANS!

If you enjoy Lauren Lapkus and/or Nicole Byer this is absolutely a must listen! I can’t believe I just found out about this show!!! Lauren and Nicole are a dream duo and truly, you don’t even have to have seen the movies they’re covering to enjoy them. They’re just that funny and lovely.
This show is also finding me in what is unquestionably the darkest and scariest period in my life so far, and I can’t thank Lauren, Nicole and all those involved in production enough for putting out this show, it’s helping me immensely. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!

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