129 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 • 20 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.

    128. Adventureland: I Realized I Don’t Really Love This Person

    128. Adventureland: I Realized I Don’t Really Love This Person

    Sam and Shelby use 2009’s Adventureland to discuss virginity tales, the positive feminist qualities of gossip, and Academy Award nominated actor Kristen Stewart. Also, Jesse Eisenberg looks like a lizard.

    • 58 min
    127. 50 First Dates: The Guy That Makes Me Fall in Love with Him Every Day

    127. 50 First Dates: The Guy That Makes Me Fall in Love with Him Every Day

    There’s a lot to dislike about 50 First Dates (2004), but if you squint hard, you might find something cute in there! We discuss being real people instead of fantasy women, living...

    • 56 min
    126. Say Anything: A Date Is a Prearrangement with a Possibility for Love

    126. Say Anything: A Date Is a Prearrangement with a Possibility for Love

    We finally visit a classic neither of us have seen–1989’s Say Anything. We talk about precious empty-headed men, smart girls who can say anything, and dads who need better boundaries.

    • 56 min
    125. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Love Your Sisters and Love Yourself

    125. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Love Your Sisters and Love Yourself

    Are you looking for some magic pants? Well, we have some right here! It’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)! We rank the four storylines, discuss which sister we are, and...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    124. Along For the Ride: All the Things He Loved, I Loved Too

    124. Along For the Ride: All the Things He Loved, I Loved Too

    This episode we’re going into the Dessenverse with this year’s Along For the Ride (2022). We discuss being kind to your past self, pie, and how change is a great part of...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    123. How to Be Single: I Didn’t Need an Experiment to Know That I Loved You

    123. How to Be Single: I Didn’t Need an Experiment to Know That I Loved You

    This episode is NOT about Dakota Johnson’s naked body! It’s about the movie How to Be Single (2016). Three main storylines of varying quality come together to form a romcom the same...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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