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    Shakespeare did a couple of nice romcoms, IMO. Whedon's got a Much Ado adaptation coming out next month that I'm looking forward to seeing.
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    i enjoy both.
    my fave reality is amazing race and survivor.

    my fave reality duo is amy&sami
    i really really really want them to have their own show.

    and i've got like a nora ephron / meg ryan corner on the dvd shelf.
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    As someone I can't remember once said, "90% of everything is shit." But there are wildly varying degrees of quality in everything, and I wouldn't lump ALL reality TV and ALL romantic comedies together in a shitpile. Some of the best movies ever made are romantic comedies, and some of the most compelling television comes from reality shows. I like to watch things that are good, and I don't think quality is decided by genre.
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    I don't think highly of the genres listed, but similar to what FMW says, there is still the possibility of some decent work coming from said genre. ("Easy A", "When Harry Met Sally," and "My Best Friend's Wedding" are examples of romantic comedies that actually have some depth/quality. It's just that most romantic comedies seem to cater to the basement of dreck.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I don't think highly of the genres listed, but similar to what FMW says, there is still the possibility of some decent work coming from said genre. ("Easy A", "When Harry Met Sally," and "My Best Friend's Wedding" are examples of romantic comedies that actually have some depth/quality. It's just that most romantic comedies seem to cater to the basement of dreck.)
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    Does Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind count as a romantic comedy?

    Reality TV is also really diverse. Something like Survivorman could be included in the category in addition to stuff like Keeping Up with Kardashians, or Toddlers and Tiaras.

    Regarding the trashy variety, I suspect a large portion of the target demographic includes people who like to watch it because they love to hate the people involved, or they compare it to watching a trainwreck. Most of the people I've talked to who has admitted to watching something like that has always given that kind of response.

    I might dislike the fact that that people like that become celebrities, but I suspect this happens largely because people love to talk about how much they dislike them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Does Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind count as a romantic comedy?
    For me, it's a romantic comedy cuz that's how I roll.

    But I think when people speak of the genre, they speak of something far more straightforward and emotionally accessible, without extensive time/space edit jumps, surreal imagery, and a resolution that is counter-intuitive.
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    Ah.

    I'd say that I can like a movie about relationships, if that makes a movie a romantic comedy, but I want it to do more with them than just act as wish fulfillment for women, or, more rarely, men.

    I also include Richard Linklater's Before [insert time of day here] trilogy (well, the third one hasn't come to Philly, but I expect if I liked the other two, I'll like that. ) in this list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I also include Richard Linklater's Before [insert time of day here] trilogy (well, the third one hasn't come to Philly, but I expect if I liked the other two, I'll like that. ) in this list.
    I need to see that series. I've heard great things about it, and it's pretty remarkable to see the third part of a trilogy get as good or better reviews than the first part.
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    I like some romantic comedies. I don't care for the vast, vast majority of "reality TV". I've almost stopped watching TV entirely.

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