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Table Reads

By Shawn McBee

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Some jerks read screenplays that never made it to the big screen. Some of these screenplays were works by these two and some are professional works that just never made it. The one unifying characteristic of all of these scripts is that they're BAD. As such, this podcast is about more than just reading scripts, these two brave microphone jockeys also tirelessly mock the things they read, often with the help of their friends.

Customer Reviews

It is seriously very poorly done

The concept is great: Read bad/unmade film scripts in a table read format. This would be amazing if the people doing it had a modicum of talent, wit, or just were slightly entertaining even.
Do not get me wrong... it is fun to listen to the lines of the terrible James Cameron script. I powered through several episodes, giving these guys a chance because I love the concept so much. But it is just not good.
The main host (Shawn or Sean?) has a voice *not* for radio, so to speak. It is hard to listen to, especially with how pompous, and irritable he is toward others (mostly the co-host Patrick). He is constantly going between giving orders, ridiculing people, and screeching in his high tone voice at times...
One of the main points of this podcast is to insult the script (assuming its a bad one). But his jabs are subpar at best, and he seems to be lost for words quite often on a rant. It is basically a series of someone trying to make a point, but forgetting halfway through and just ending with a "ya know what i mean?".
Patrick has a perfect voice for the medium. It is easy to listen to, and smooth. Yet Patrick is often belching into the microphone, snorting, and breathing heavily. They both can be expected to make slurping, and other wet mouth sounds which normally are a major NO in radio-like formats.
To make matters worse, they often make racial jokes. Two (middle aged?) white men that believe they have the proper "cred" to make racial jokes when they absolutely hold no cred at all. They also have a love for gay jokes. It is as if they are two 12 year olds that were granted a wish to be "Big" but decided to squander the gift with a poorly made podcast.
It continues to get worse. They are awful at reading scripts. Sean, who rarely misses a chance to insult Patrick, will attack Patrick for his poor direction reading... yet Sean is as terrible as he is. Sean is awful at voicing characters as well. Patrick actually has interesting voices, and inflections that make the characters sound entertaining. Sean has 0 ability in this regard, yet treats Patrick as if he were the "dumb sidekick".
They seem to have known each other since High School or before. It seems this is how their relationship has always been, and Patrick has resigned to the fact. Patrick apparently quit the show, and maybe it is just a schedule conflict of some sort, but honestly I would not be surprised if he quit because this Sean person is a complete jerk, whose eye-roll inducing terrible sense of humor, and lack of wit, knows no bounds.
Just to be clear... I wanted to like this. I listened to many, many episodes, and when I first listened, I did like it more. But the more I listen, the more insulting it is.

Great podcast!!

Seriously, so much fun!!

Table Reads
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  • Category: TV & Film
  • Language: English

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