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this show is the most amazing thing that i have ever seen, the sarcastic humor is hilariously funny and the movie reviews are very accurate and complex and to the point. mike and jay have a lot of skills when it comes to movie making. the skits in between the movie review are amazing and i am looking forward to watching more of these episodes. the movie reviews are very in-depth and it is clear from watching many episodes of the shows that mike and jay are very skilled when it comes to the art of movie making. the sarcastic humor is so funny and and all of these shows can be watched many times again for the humor value. overall this show is amazing and i would recommend this show to anyone who likes satirical humor and movie reviews which goes in-depth into a film. i would also recommend the plinkett reviews which are made by the creators of half in the bag. these reviews are reviews of one movie that go for an hour and half. these reviews are also filled with the same satirical humor that is present in the half and the bag series.
The guys at Red Letter Media know two things: movies - from David Lynch
to Michael Bay - and comedy. Half in the Bag, one of RLM's several
media ventures, is a movie review show that features comedy skits,
great homemade sets, and simple - but effective! - special effects.
Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman are the hosts of Half in the Bag, two
Milwaukee natives with a shared love of beer and movies. They are often
joined by their jovial friend with the crazy laugh, Rich Evans, and
host of colourful side characters (such as the Emperor from Star Wars).
Half in the Bag takes place in a weird reality where aliens, ghosts and sex robots are not uncommon. Mike and Jay play VCR repairmen who barely work and love taking advantage of their elderly client, Mr. Plinkett (Rich Evans). They exploit old man Plinkett for his house, money, booze, and medication. When they're not in their VCR repair shop or being pursued by government agents, the guys film Half in the Bag in Plinkett's living room. They usually review two current movies per episode, though some movies occasionally require their own episode (see The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus).
The show is defined by it's fantastic wit, insane humour (ranging from dry to completely bizarre), and genuinely insightful views on movies and the film business. Whether discussing an indie film or the latest comic book blockbuster, Mike and Jay always have something intelligent to offer. Episodes such as '#40: Sinister and Paranormal Activity' and '#21 Jack and Jill' are prime examples of the hard work that goes in to the production of Half in the Bag; wacky plot lines, legitimate actors, sets, special effects - these guys go above and beyond to deliver a great review and an entertaining show.
I'd recommend Half in the Bag to anyone who loves movies, unusual comedy, and drinking beers with their friends. If you're an alien and you don't like any of these things, there's always Rich Evans' laugh.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Set up like a comedy show from the 70s or 80s, "Half in the Bag" shows,
like the "Plinkett Reviews", that there is a fun way to review films.
Adding in ridiculous subplots and bringing on guest stars every now and
then, "Half in the Bag" is a great way to get a review of a movie and
be entertained at the same time.
The story bases around a very simple idea that sounds like it could be a sitcom which the show is based on, about two VCR repair men, Mike and Jay, who are scamming Mr. Plinkett (Rich Evans) by pretending to fix his VCR while instead, they review movies and trash his house.
With the internet series, Redlettermedia displays their creativity, their humor, and their knowledge of movies all in one place.
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