March 23, 2016

The Harry Potter Series

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To finish out Their Month of Mult-Movie Marathons, the guys sat down to talk about the entire Harry Potter series! And not only that, but they brought in their friend, Troy Parker, to join them, specifically because he claims he hates these movies. Can the HBS Crew convince him just how incredibly wrong he is? Or will they see the error in their ways and join him in hating all over these films?

(SPOILER: The guys remain steadfast in their belief that these flicks are great fun, and they did get Troy to commit to watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince all the way through, as he'd only watched the last half before now.)

Besides, he has to get caught up on the updated rules of Quidditch!
What initially starts out as an attempt to head into these films in a relatively organized manner quickly devolves into connecting scenes from one film to another, an attempt at trying to remember what all the horcruxes are, whether or not Bernie Mac would have made a good Professor McGonnagle simple because they both have a "Mac" sound in their names (same deal with Cedric the Entertainer as Cedric Diggory), and whether there should be a standalone film about Severus Snape's early years. (Yes. And it should star Bumbershoot Cabbagepatch.)

Larry wants a book based on Quidditch Through the Ages.
Among other things discussed are how Ron managed to hook up with a cutie like Hermione, why Harry and Ginny, and what th' hell, Dobby's death? Also, an attempt is made to reach a consensus as to whether or not Bellatrix LeStrange is hot enough to overlook the vast piles of crazy that live behind her eyes.

Nothing sexually implied here. Just good, wholesome Quidditch!
Things finally--sorta--coalesce around Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2, as they guys discuss what they think happened and whether or not Harry actually is The Chosen One. They also manage to go off on many different tangents about video games, other movies, comic books, and Anime. As a result, they are able to tie the entire series of movies into Akira, The Muppets, Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout, Bioshock, and Star Wars, among others.

For example, this is basically the Pod Racing of the Harry Potter Universe.
Troy explains why it is that he hates the Harry Potter books and movies so much, and it all comes down to required reading at school. Even so, he seems very open to the idea of re-watching the movies, just to get a better look at what the others like so much about them.

Derek is still very upset about Dobby's death, as well as Snape's, Dumbledore's, and Mad Eye Moody. He's also incredibly impressed at what a badass Molly Weasley turned out to be.

Larry is upset that he spent a lot of time writing 14 pages of notes about the Deathly Hallows movies, only to put them down so the rest of the guys could ramble and make vague connections. Still, it was a lot of fun!

Jake wants everybody to know just how much he hated Dolores Umbridge, which gives credit to actor Imelda Staunton for playing the part so well. But really, that Umbridge woman needs a good, solid kick in the front-butt.

Bitches get snitches!
So put on your robes, get out your wand, and accio podcast!