The Endorphin Report
The Endorphin Report - Romantic movies give us endorphins - even when they suck. Each episode, Cynthia and Daniel (Fight the Future with Dan and Paul) talk about a romantic comedy or romantic drama, digging into both the plot and the romance, and answering questions like: What happens the day after the end of the movie? Which romantic gestures are endearing (ooo!) and which are just creepy (eww!)? Will the couple make it? And does this movie, regardless of quality, deliver the happy-making endorphins we could all use right now?
List of episodes
|8||Holidate||July 24, 2021|
|Cynthia and Daniel discuss the 2020 romantic comedy Holidate starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. How about a new type of casual hookup that involves no sex, but plenty of time with their parents? Why is there such a problem (in movies) of young women who are Scared of Love? How can Sloan and Jackson get by without a holidate for Secretary's Day, Arbor Day, and Canada Day? And most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?|
|7||Leap Year||July 10, 2021|
|Cynthia and Daniel discuss the 2010 romantic comedy Leap Year starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, and Adam Scott. Does putting an entitled Bostonian together with a crankypants Irish sweater-wearer make for a marriage, or a vacation fling? Why is ""Innkeepers force a kiss"" in Cynthia's YouTube history? What is Daniel's special personal connection with this movie? And most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?|
|6||Set It Up||June 26, 2021|
|Paul joins Cynthia and Daniel to discuss the 2018 romantic comedy Set It Up, starring Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggs, and Lucy Liu. Is making elaborate plans together to trick both your bosses a great way to start a relationship? Can a movie be romantic even if none of the cast turn out to be ghosts? And finally, what is it that makes this movie, in Cynthia's words, ""sprinkle-fucking-tastic""?|
|5||Christmas Catch||June 12, 2021|
|Cynthia and Daniel discuss the 2018 romantic comedy Christmas Catch, starring Emily Alatalo and Franco Lo Presti. Should you hold out for a relationship that starts ""serendipitously""? Can being too obsessed with Christmas compromise your police work - or criminality? What's wrong with these people that they are not drinking their delicious hot chocolate with peppermint sprinkles? Most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?|
|4||Irreplaceable You||May 29, 2021|
|Paul joins Daniel and Cynthia to discuss the 2018 romantic drama Irreplaceable You starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman. Should you take marriage advice from Christopher Walken? What should you look for when secretly vetting Tinder dates for your partner? Could a sad movie help you make weight before a big boxing competition? Most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?|
|3||A Christmas Prince||May 15, 2021|
|Paul joins Daniel and Cynthia to discuss the 2017 Netflix rom-com A Christmas Prince starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb. Should you consider saving someone from wolves as a wooing tactic? What about the role of strategic clumsiness? Would you have to give up being a reporter when you become queen? Most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?|
|2||Charlie St. Cloud||May 1, 2021|
|Paul from LoadingReadyRun joins his brother Daniel, and Cynthia, to discuss the 2010 romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud starring Zac Efron and Amanda Crew. Is cemetery sex creepy or hot? Would Zac Efron win a wet T-shirt contest against himself? Most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?|
|1||The Knight Before Christmas||April 24, 2021|
|In this first episode, Daniel and Cynthia discuss the 2020 Netflix rom-com The Knight Before Christmas starring Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse.
Is Patrick-Swayze-Ghost-style bread-kneading the ideal courtship ritual? Are time travel relationships even a good idea? Most importantly: does this movie give endorphins?