171 episodes

Which came first, the romantic comedy or our messed up ways of thinking about love and relationships? Sam Frontera and Shelby Schwieterman pick a topic, watch some movies, and chat about the common romcom topics that have affected their lives--for better or worse.

The Rom Complex Okay Owl

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Which came first, the romantic comedy or our messed up ways of thinking about love and relationships? Sam Frontera and Shelby Schwieterman pick a topic, watch some movies, and chat about the common romcom topics that have affected their lives--for better or worse.

    169. Chungking Express: We’re All Unlucky in Love Sometimes

    169. Chungking Express: We’re All Unlucky in Love Sometimes

    To celebrate Shelby’s birthday, we’re talking about one of her favorites: Chungking Express (1994). We discuss hot cop characters, Sam’s new findom hobby, and why it’s totally not that freaky to have...

    • 59 min
    168. The Notebook: I Think Our Love Can Do Anything We Want It To

    168. The Notebook: I Think Our Love Can Do Anything We Want It To

    It’s finally time for us to discuss The Notebook (2004). We talk about lying down in the road, the little guy from Entourage, and loving someone with every thing you have. Also,...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    167. La La Land: People Love What Other People are Passionate About

    167. La La Land: People Love What Other People are Passionate About

    We’re looking back at 2016’s La La Land! Is it as good or as completely obnoxious as we remember? We also talk about the DREAMERS, the TRAFFIC, and the BITTERSWEET PAIN of...

    • 1 hr
    166. Saved!: I am FILLED with Christ’s Love

    166. Saved!: I am FILLED with Christ’s Love

    This week’s topic of interest is 2004’s Saved!, a movie that is extremely of its time. We discuss our experiences with Christianity, insta-love, and praying away the gay.

    • 56 min
    165. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Nobody’s Ever Been in Love with Him

    165. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Nobody’s Ever Been in Love with Him

    It’s time for a classic not-quite-rom com, 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! I could use a day off, am I right? No? Fine, we’ll keep working just for you, listeners. We talk...

    • 51 min
    164. The Lake House: I Saw Her. I Kissed her. I Love Her.

    164. The Lake House: I Saw Her. I Kissed her. I Love Her.

    How well do you remember the mess that is 2006’s The Lake House? Better than we did? We talk about deeply un-curious main characters, time science, and cats. The cats have nothing...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

kbacian11 ,

The podcast you didn’t know you needed

Sam and Shelby are amazing. Give it a listen you will not be disappointed. Promise.

goatandcatandram ,

It's Rom-Simply a good podcast

If you watch rom-coms or have heard of rom-coms or have never heard of rom-coms or even if you've never heard of anything and are a baby I would recommend this podcast. I think as a baby you could maybe learn some basic English words from it and as a REAL PERSON - that's right babies aren't people, I said it - you can find laughs and love and life lessons. And maybe come out of it a little bit smarter, okay? How does that sound? Maybe get an education for once. Pick up a book. Listen to this podcast. You can be better and this podcast'll do it for you.

jetjeans ,

Needed this in my life

Love Shelby and Sam’s hilarious POV’s on my favorite garbage rom coms. I think the best moment so far is when they decided to recap their movie choices by writing songs...that they then badly (yet adorably) sang...set to Copa Cabana-esque music 😂 So funny.

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