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Rom Cons: Problematic Movie Romance Lessons

What problematic love lessons are romances and rom coms sending us? We dig into the Nice Guy Trope, the Hot Person Rule and the idea that romance is about grand gestures and pushing each other away.

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Why aren’t the characters on “Catastrophe” traditionally likable

Catastrophe is not a traditional romantic comedy. It is more “romantic” than “Romantic.” Throughout the first season, the relationship between Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and Rob (Rob Delaney) is more of a focus than the romance. Horgan and Delaney’s talent for honest and real dialogue come through in every scene. A dry and wicked sense of humor permeates the entire first season.