Episode 465: Who Watches the Baywatchmen?

On the Ovethinking It Podcast, we kick off our shoes and kick off summer movie season with the remake of Baywatch starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

Peter Fenzel and Matthew Wrather tackle aspects of unfocused storytelling, incoherent theme, and inconsistent characterization in Baywatch colon the movie. It’s a good first draft, and we can’t wait to see what it’s like when they finish it.

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2 Comments on “Episode 465: Who Watches the Baywatchmen?”

  1. Peter Tupper #

    The problem with parodying Baywatch is, first, the show already was pretty ridiculous. I.e. plots involving ghosts, UFOs, surfboard-stealing giant octopi, a Gilligan’s Island fantasy episode, etc. Second, there already was a parody version of Baywatch, a TV series called Son of the Beach.

    Maybe it would have worked better if they had taken a Galaxy Quest approach: most of the crew think they’re just getting a cushy summer job, and then they’re thrust into a situation where there are real stakes.

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