48 episodes

Rom Bombs is a podcast where two childhood best friends chat about bad romantic comedies. Follow along with E and J's bafflement, outrage, and grudging appreciation as they recap rom-coms and save you from having to actually watch them.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Rom Bombs is a podcast where two childhood best friends chat about bad romantic comedies. Follow along with E and J's bafflement, outrage, and grudging appreciation as they recap rom-coms and save you from having to actually watch them.

    Ep 43 - Single All the Way

    Ep 43 - Single All the Way

    At last, we reach the end of the holiday season, and our final Netflix original romcom: "Single All the Way," a movie we both unironically enjoyed. Join us as we unpack what exactly makes this movie succeed where so many others have failed, engage in some light nitpicking, and go off on a bunch of tangents because we didn't have enough to complain about.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com (Xmas remix by E)

    • 55 min
    Ep 42 - A Castle for Christmas

    Ep 42 - A Castle for Christmas

    Continuing our marathon of Netflix Christmas romcoms, in this episode we discuss “A Castle for Christmas.” It’s yet another British-adjacent royalty-adjacent Christmas movie, but this time without any Vanessa Hudgenses and with a middle-aged couple at the center. Brooke Shields is an “author,” Cary Elwes is a “Scottish” duke, and a big stone house is the “castle” at the center of their romance.

    Join us as we tackle such hard-hitting questions as:

    -What, exactly, is a castle?
    -What crime-related word starts with B?
    -Did Myles date Kate Middleton?
    -Is Cary Elwes a good actor?
    -Who is Winston, and what is wrong with E's brain? (we figure the former out eventually, but the latter is still a mystery)

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: “Our Big Adventure” by scottholmesmusic.com (Xmas remix)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 41 - The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

    Ep 41 - The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

    It's that time of year again: the chill in the air carries the scent of roasting chestnuts and the sound of multiple Vanessa Hudgenses giggling, so it must be Christmas season! We return to the Princess Switch well to discuss the The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star, aka The Princess Switch 3: Still Switchin'!, aka The Princess Switch 3: This One's About Fiona. Join us as we consider character trajectories (who's getting hotter with each movie? who's getting stupider?), the practicalities of laser grids, and the fact that a basketball is almost but not completely unlike a giant diamond-encrusted tree-topper.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com (Xmas remix)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 40 - One Small Hitch

    Ep 40 - One Small Hitch

    We're going indie for the big four-oh! In this episode, we discuss "One Small Hitch," the 2013 small-budget romcom that's almost good. Join us as we pinpoint the moments it gets right and the moments where it veers off course. Talking points include: mystery pills, our love of the "fake relationship" trope, how not to get sex-trafficked at the airport, the Jewish version of "blackface," what "The Big C" could stand for, and accidental nude encounters.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 39 - He's All That

    Ep 39 - He's All That

    Netflix made a gender-swapped version of the teen classic "She's All That," and you'd better believe we watched it. Join us as we discuss "He's All That," asking a wide range of questions including:

    -Does Addison Rae's TikTok dancing fame translate into a strong on-screen acting presence? (Spoiler: no)
    -What constitutes a good promposal?
    -Why did they write a movie about an influencer without bothering to do even a modicum of research about the influencing economy?
    -Horses — how do they work?
    -Is it possible to replicate the magic of She's All That's infamous synchronized dance number? (Spoiler: no to this one too)

    Come for the cinematic critiques; stay for J's utter disbelief at E's lack of pop culture knowledge.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 38 - Resort to Love

    Ep 38 - Resort to Love

    In this episode we tackle the new Netflix original romcom "Resort to Love," a movie we both... actually liked! Christina Milian (of "Falling Inn Love" fame) returns, this time joined by a staggeringly winsome Sinqua Walls and a bafflingly out-of-place Jay Pharoah. Tune in to listen to us discuss proper hiking apparel, karaoke etiquette, gecko romance, and emoji acting. Then take a trip to Mauritius, because it looks really beautiful.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Amazingly funny and insightful podcast!

I love this podcast and these two ladies so much. They are hilarious and brilliant and their back and forth is great. You can definitely tell they are childhood best friends, and as you listen you’ll wish they were your childhood best friends too! As advertised, they analyze bad romantic comedies and “save you from having to actually watch them”. They also offer broader insights on writing quality, gender, diversity, and other issues. They don’t always agree but debates are fun and full of banter. They’re great role models for how to have respectful discussion with differing perspectives while also not taking themselves (or each other) too seriously. This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts and every time a new episode drops and I hear the peppy opening music, it makes my day. More episodes please!

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