Way Too Seriously


Toy Story 2: All Collectors Are Evil
Episode 6 • Published Jul 21, 2017

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Toy Story 2, even though they’ve never talked about Toy Story. Oh well. We talk about why holding on to your childhood is tempting but futile, whether toy dinosaurs can be girls, and whether it’s ok for a villainous character to be racist.


The Wizard of Oz: Of Blizzards, Lizards, and Gizzards
Episode 5 • Published Jul 14, 2017

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about The Wizard of Oz, how passing the Bechdel test really should be easy, whether Munchkins are better than Hobbits, and whether it’s better to be a friend of Dorothy than to actually BE Dorothy.


Megamind: Everybody Loves Roxie
Episode 4 • Published Jul 07, 2017

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Megamind. We express our sympathy with Dreamworks for always being the runner-up, this time to Despicable Me. We also talk about why Roxie is a love interest for every male character in the movie, whether the fact that Megamind is blue makes him count as a person of colour, and Brad Pitt and the nature of privilege.


Lego Batman: Joker Loves Batman
Episode 3 • Published Jun 30, 2017

In this episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Lego Batman, and Jan mentions Krypto the Wonder Dog at least twice. We also talk about whether Batgirl is a Smurfette, the homoerotic subtext of Batman and Joker, and DC’s race problem.


Hotel Transylvania: “Zing” is Not a Thing
Episode 2 • Published Jun 23, 2017

In this first full episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Hotel Transylvania, the insidious idea of fathers owning their daughters, how love at first sight is a terrible concept, and why disability is not monstrous.


Introduction to Way Too Seriously
Episode 1 • Published Jun 20, 2017

In this intro episode to Way Too Seriously Paul and Jan introduce themselves and the idea for this show. See you next Friday for our first full episode!