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November 6, 2012 2:41 PM   Subscribe

It happens after you've ran out of things to talk about with your partner, after you get your sh*t together and have talked about plans for a family. It is time to get engaged, send out the invitations, and start planning the wedding. NSFW audio
posted by Brent Parker (24 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why do there types of YouTube series always use such blatant overacting? I'm asking earnestly-- it's apparently a convention, but I'm wondering why. The actors probably have a good reason for doing it, but I always feel like they're trying to hit me over the head with the performance.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:52 PM on November 6, 2012


Is it because they are theatre actors? If you are trained to stage, but not screen, this can lead to apparent overacting.
posted by jb at 2:59 PM on November 6, 2012 [5 favorites]


I am so glad I'm undateable.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:03 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am so glad I'm menopausal.
posted by infini at 3:12 PM on November 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hey, the blond friend in the TMI video is Mikala Bierma, who does very funny satires of web shows or vlogs or whatever they're called.
posted by muddgirl at 3:24 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


this non talking is why god invented texting. you sit and text while your partner does so too. No need to chat
posted by Postroad at 3:25 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


this non talking is why god invented texting. you sit and text while your partner does so too.

What if your partner thinks that's rude? What if you agree with her?
posted by asnider at 3:30 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's something to talk about, at least.
posted by muddgirl at 3:33 PM on November 6, 2012 [8 favorites]


I noticed the overacting in the first video, but the writing, pacing, shooting, and genial-enough stars were enough to make me forgive it. It's better by the second video. I think these are pretty dang good. maybe I just wish I had a cute girl who would write and star in silly videos with me
posted by scrowdid at 3:45 PM on November 6, 2012


The invitations one cracked me up! Thanks for posting this.
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 3:54 PM on November 6, 2012


Haha, this is great!
posted by Osakhomen at 4:27 PM on November 6, 2012


Invitation one is especially wonderful.
posted by absalom at 4:31 PM on November 6, 2012


They really do get progressively better. The "get engaged" one made me snarf. Great find, thanks!
posted by dbiedny at 4:36 PM on November 6, 2012


Why do there types of YouTube series always use such blatant overacting?

Acting is really hard and your typical YouTube series can only afford/find mediocre actors? Also most of these videos tend to be comedic and comedic acting tends to be more broad and exaggerated.
posted by nathancaswell at 5:40 PM on November 6, 2012


The one with the 'get your sh*t together' totally hit it spot on for me.

I do not give a shit about your kids.
posted by ZaneJ. at 6:05 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Guys, the trick to not running out of things to talk about is to keep doing new things. And reading books. And reading MetaFilter.
posted by asnider at 7:15 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


What you found funny, I do not find funny.
posted by mediocre at 7:37 PM on November 6, 2012


I related to some of these way more than I'd like to admit.

We have a chair covered in bras.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:58 PM on November 6, 2012


That's something to talk about, at least.

He: God dammit, it is just unacceptably rude of us to be sitting here texting all the time.
She: I know, right? People like us drive me up the fucking wall.
They do not move
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:23 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't call that overacting. It's just theatrical convention. There are plenty of times when it's appropriate.
posted by dhartung at 12:25 AM on November 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


(I'm serious about reading MetaFilter, by the way. It's surprising how many conversations with my wife begin with me saying: "I read this thing on MetaFilter...")
posted by asnider at 8:37 AM on November 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Pretty funny. I liked it.
posted by orme at 8:59 AM on November 7, 2012


I couldn't watch the videos until today -- and now that I have (I saw the one about not having something to talk about): that is not overacting. That was pretty damn subtle and very good. I didn't entirely relate (my SO and I *never* run out of stuff to say, when we do, buy the Devil a parka), but it was very subtly done. The only thing less over-acted that I could imagine would be one of those robot-voiced videos.

seriously, we don't want all acting to be robot-voice.
posted by jb at 9:36 AM on November 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


My SO and I, for example, talked about that video.
posted by jb at 9:37 AM on November 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


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