Yet again I return to the land of tea and crumpets!
A weekly podcast based out of the United Kingdom, Movies You Should See is a member of the Simply Syndicated family of podcasts. Simply Syndicated operates much in the same vein as the previously written about DVD Verdict Presents…, with the key difference being that every show in the Simply Syndicated family has its own iTunes feed so you can pick and choose which ones to download. Every episode of Movies You Should See is around an hour long, and it has been airing for about four or five years I do believe. The regular hosts at this time, and again I believe for the great majority of the shows existence, are- Richard Smith, Allison Downing, Will Tristram, and Craig Bevan.
Episodes Listened To
#262: Black Swan
#263: True Grit
#264: The Town
I listened to Movies You Should See a few years ago, in fact I went all the way back to the beginning and listened to every single episode they had released at that point. I quite enjoyed the show, I enjoyed the obvious friendships shared by all the hosts, and I enjoyed the discussions the show produced. As time wore on I noticed that listening to Movies You Should See was starting to feel like more of a chore than an enjoyable experience. With that being the case I unsubscribed from the podcast and have not listened to a single episode for around two years now.
Returning to Movies You Should See was pleasant, a lot like finding an old baseball cap and putting it on for the first time in years. It’s warm and fuzzy, bringing back pleasant memories and thoughts from the past. At the same time the hat doesn’t quite fit anymore, nor is the hat in line with the life I now lead. Once I moved past the warmth of listening to Movies You Should See again I realized that the show was no longer in line with my life. Don’t worry, I’m not getting melodramatic. What you just read was a lot of flowery prose to say I don’t connect with Movies You Should See anymore.
Movies You Should See still tackles films that I have an interest in. It’s still a well made podcast on the technical side (although to this day the sound levels are a bit of an issue) and I still get the same obvious friendship from the hosts. This time around I simply could not drum up interest in what any of the four hosts were saying. That’s not to say they aren’t knowledgeable or well spoken hosts, because that is simply (see what I did there?) not the case. I was never able to connect to the hosts this time around, and I’m not sure why that was. All the elements were in place for me to go back to listening to Movies You Should See on a regular basis. Instead I’m leaving the podcast behind me yet again, not with any malice but because I was not able to form a connection with the hosts.
I hope my words were not harsh when talking about Movies You Should See, trust me I have no ill feelings towards the show or its hosts. I wish I had connected with Movies You Should See, but I didn’t. I can’t keep listening to a podcast that fails to hold my interest. My inability to connect and the inability of the podcast to keep me interested lead me to tell you to unsubscribe from Movies You Should See. Although to be honest it would’t hurt anyone to give Movies You Should See a try, others will surely connect with the podcast where I was unable to. I am leaving Movies You Should See behind me for good this time, no matter how much I like that old hat it just doesn’t fit any more.
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