We Interrupt This Series To Bring You . . . Cats!

No, this podcast has not been hijacked, you read that title correctly.  And sadly no, this episode is not just an hour of Mike and I talking about how much we like the animal felis catus (although we do). Strap yourselves in tightly because we went and saw the new “Cats” movie. Yup, that one. “But Max,” you may cry “Why did you and Mike subject yourself to what some people are calling the worst movie of all time?” Well, I invite you to think about what you just said (or rather, what I imagine you just said).  This is us, dig? If someone says “there is no way anyone can sit through this movie,” our response is usually “Challenge accepted!” I’m not proud of this. No one should be.  But we kept hearing about how insanely terrible this adaptation of Dame Andrew Lloyd Weber’s long-running musical was and we felt we owed it to you, our beloved, well-groomed, beautifully dressed listeners.  This movie has a remarkable cast: Ian McKellen, Judy Dench, Idris Elba . . . and the rest! So how bad could it be? Seriously, is it REALLY that bad? We found out, so you don’t have to. So honor our sacrifice and have a listen. And I leave you with the lyrics of that most famous Cats song:
Meow meow meow meow,
Meow meow meow meow,
Meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow.
                                — “Meow Mix of the Night”

5 thoughts on “We Interrupt This Series To Bring You . . . Cats!”

  1. I saw the play in Boston on its first run out of Broadway. At the start a spot light is pointed at a member of the audience and a “cat” sings to them. I was the spectator and 1 decade or so later I was and and still am friend with the cat! He was also in Phantom and a ton of other things. So I have good memories ( pun intended) of this show even though I could not for the life of me tell anyone what on earth it was about.
    I don’t think he knows what it was about to this day either.

    You guys took a bullet for the rest of us by seeing this!

    1. Bullets are our business! Well, it sounds good… The show isn’t about anything. It’s just songs about different cats. The movie is -barely- about anything as we said, and what it’s about makes no sense but still sings. Yours is the best story I’ve heard about this show yet. Thanks for sharing it!

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