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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.

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.
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United States

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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.

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English


Episodes

09. Gotta Love a Woman in Polka Dots

11/14/2019
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Ah, the triangle–the most entertaining shape for love. This week is all about multiple love interests and how the decision is less about “Which man is right for me?” and more about “What kind of life do I want?” Shelby discusses her inability to date casually with the aid of Because I Said So. Sam […]

Duration:00:53:38

08. Love Means Slowly Losing Your Mind

11/6/2019
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For our SECOND EVER Watch Party Spectacular, we’re going deep into the Katherine Heigl/James Marsden classic 27 Dresses. This movie has it all–sociopathic sisters, lack of vulnerability leading to isolation, and the fantasy of romance itself boiled down to the image of the perfect wedding. Also, Judy Greer.

Duration:00:57:57

07. How Lucky I Am to Be in Love with You

10/31/2019
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The pod is alive with the sound of Sam and Shelby discussing movie musicals, though they somehow refrain from singing their little hearts out. Sam applies the concept of love languages to The Last Five Years while Shelby talks about oversimplified personality types in the mess that is From Justin to Kelly.

Duration:00:57:46

06. I Will Just Love You Every Step of the Way

10/24/2019
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On this episode Shelby and Sam hide from the cops while talking about that big ol’ C word–CHEATING. To round out her own experience with the subject, Shelby goes for a Jason Segel double dip with The Five Year Engagement and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Sam talks about Something Borrowed and how easy it is to […]

Duration:00:59:52

05. People Need to Think That We Are in Love

10/17/2019
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Sam and Shelby are making weird sounds with their mouths again. This time, we’re talking about the move from big city to country town. During that tried and true romcom journey, Shelby discusses rediscovering your old self through home and family by way of Sweet Home Alabama while Sam proves that The Proposal is, at […]

Duration:01:01:12

04. I Didn’t Expect You to Fall in Love

10/10/2019
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Sound the fire alarms, set off the sprinklers, blast the Britney–it’s the first watch party episode! Drive Me Crazy is full of scams on scams on scams that somehow lead to a sweet little teen love story that mostly avoids the traps Shelby and Sam would fall into–faking interests to get people to like you […]

Duration:00:55:27

03. Love Is Just Love

10/3/2019
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Time to use our Big Girl Eyes and revisit moves we loved in the past. Sam takes a long, long, long look at The Wedding Planner and finds it wanting in the “healthy relationship choices” department. Shelby pushes through a discussion of She’s All That much like a toxic person will try to push through […]

Duration:01:09:49

02. Who Could Ever Learn to Love a Beast?

9/26/2019
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Is it too early to talk about Disney, or is it way, way too late? In the second episode of The Rom Complex, Shelby blows Sam’s mind talking about Beauty and the Beast and the savior fantasy. Sam finishes strong with a look at Aladdin and how disappointing it is to lose your identity for […]

Duration:00:57:15

01. Our Love Is Like the Wind

9/26/2019
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The first episode is all about first loves… first film loves, that is. Sam gets back into her childhood jean skort to discuss A Walk to Remember and how you can’t change someone if you’re not a perfect, unblemished angel. Shelby brings in hot takes about Serendipity, love at first sight, and why relying on […]

Duration:00:56:51

Coming Soon

8/30/2019
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Launch date to be announced–follow TheRomComplex on Instagram for updates!

Duration:00:01:05