76 episodes

There's no guilty in these pleasures. Every week we'll explore complex themes below the surface of our favorite fictional things. Deep thoughts featuring jokes, tangents, and celeb stories.

Really Important Fictional Things RIFT

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

There's no guilty in these pleasures. Every week we'll explore complex themes below the surface of our favorite fictional things. Deep thoughts featuring jokes, tangents, and celeb stories.

    Babies Have So Much Crap (Three Men and a Baby)

    Babies Have So Much Crap (Three Men and a Baby)

    This week we're talking about one of Rosey's childhood faves Three Men and a Baby. Spoiler alert, but Avery loved it too. It holds up and we get into why and how. Is it the charming combination of Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, and Michael Guttenberg? Is it the safe fatherly energy? Is it the fact that the woman ask for what they want? All of the above? We also discuss our reactions to Barbie, Avery's enjoyment of the Women's World Cup, and Rosey's new YouTube hole.

    In two weeks, we'll be back with Sister Act II.

    Things we talked about
    Three Men and a Baby - Roger Ebert Review
    Somehow, bogus big-screen sitcom Three Men And A Baby became the biggest hit of 1987
    Dave Portnoy Condemns Roe v. Wade Ruling: 'This Is Just Pure Insanity'
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    Where to watch
    Three Men and a Baby - Disney+
    Barbie - In theaters
    Are You There, God? It's Me, Margret. - Amazon Prime
    The Summer I Turned Pretty - Amazon Prime
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Get This Out Of My Mouth (Lizzie McGuire)

    Get This Out Of My Mouth (Lizzie McGuire)

    This week we’re revisiting the “ground breaking” Lizzie McGuire (the series, we didn’t get as far as the movie…) It brings up lots of memories of our own middle school shenanigans, as well as an extensive meditations on the post office. Fun times.

    Next week we’re taking a look at an 80s (cult?) classic Three Men and A Baby. This is another Rosey favorite, but new to Avery! We’re excited to get into it.

    Things we talked about
    Going Postal
    Which Lizzie McGuire character are you?
    Where are Lizzie McGuire characters today?

    Where to watch
    The Bear—Hulu
    Nancy Drew—Prime, Apple TV
    The Summer I Turned Pretty—Prime
    Three Men and a Baby—Disney+
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    I Can't Take You Seriously In That Hat (The Devil Wears Prada)

    I Can't Take You Seriously In That Hat (The Devil Wears Prada)

    We're talking about The Devil Wears Prada. And oh, 2006 fashion, why? We dive into workplace politics, clothing we don't understand, and how crazy we'd be if we were as rich as Miranda. Also, Rosey spills some tea from her own crazy assistant days. Meanwhile, Avery watched a bunch of masochistic men and Rosey studied endlessly.


    What we talked about
    Alexandra Anele

    Where to watch
    Nancy Drew -  HBO Max/CW
    The Bear - Hulu
    Tour de France Unchained - Netflix
    Barry - HBO Max
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Instantly Charmed (Mrs. Doubtfire)

    Instantly Charmed (Mrs. Doubtfire)

    This week we’re covering the Robin Williams vehicle Mrs. Doubtfire. We discuss how to give and take in relationships, the legacy of the film regarding gender, how do films age, and transphobia. In what we’re watching, Rosey is fan-girling over Queer Eye and Avery, surprise surprise, is consuming more WWII content. 


    Where to watch
    Queer Eye—Netflix
    World War II In Color—Netflix
    Mindhunter—Netflix
    Reality—HBO
    Based On A True Story—Peacock
    The Mindy Project—Hulu
    Never Have I Ever—Netflix
    Ted Lasso—Apple TV+
    XO Kitty—Netflix
    Ginny and Georgia—Netflix
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Hair is High (Glow)

    The Hair is High (Glow)

    This week we're talking a look at Glow and reveling in all the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. It's a really interesting look at gender expression, sexual identity, body image, racial stereotypes, and overall sense of self. We get a bit personal and go on an existential journey, but don't worry, it's not too heavy. Aside from Glow, Avery's been watching YouTube and Rosey has been madly studying Anatomy.

    In three weeks (we're taking a few breaks this summer), we'll be back and talking about the classic Mrs. Doubtfire.
    Where to watch/read:
    Glow - Netflix
    The Neighborhood - Paramount+
    Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
    The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Nancy Seems Very "Valium" (The Parent Trap)

    Nancy Seems Very "Valium" (The Parent Trap)

    This week we're taking a SECOND look (because there's two of them!! get it) at the absolute classic that introduced one of our favorite actors to the world: The Parent Trap! This is Rosey's all-time childhood favorite, so you know we've got lots to say!

    Next week we're reviewing GLOW season one. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth the watch.

    What We Talked About:
    Natasha Richardson’s Skiing Accident: https://www.biography.com/actors/natasha-richardson-death
    The Dennissance Podcast: https://podnews.net/podcast/iqua

    Where to watch/Listen
    The Parent Trap—Disney+
    Mrs. Maisel—Amazon Prime
    Abbot Elementary—Hulu
    Casper—Disney+
    I’m Glad My Mom Died—Audible
    I Hate Suzie—HBO
    Beef—Netflix
    Citadel—Amazon Prime
    Yellowjackets—Showtime
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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