71: Disenchantment

There's a time in every girl's life when she realizes that the boy she wants to get with won't touch her because he's afraid of being killed by her father, the King. A tale as old as time! In this episode, Andrew and Eric become the hard drinking, hard fighting, fantasy princesses they were always meant to be as they inscribe two scrolls with their takes on the Netflix Original Series, Disenchantment!

Links:
Disenchantment on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80095697
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: disenchantment, simpsons, futurama, groening, netflix, cartoon, animated, broad city, fiction, fanfiction, fan fiction, shamfiction, sham fiction, podcast, two jackets

70: A Quiet Place

Imagine a world in which making a sound could mean certain death. A sudden cough or a sneeze (or probably a toot) could result in your being mauled by a vicious monster! Thankfully, this is just the premise of today's featured property—the recent blockbuster horror flick, A Quiet Place—and not real life. We can fart to our heart's content! However, in this episode, your favorite sham host Andrew asks Eric and Marcus to set a story in the film's terrible, silent world. Will they keep their cheeks clenched? Or will a loose toot be their doom?

Links:
A Quiet Place on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ith65p
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: quiet place, sound, silent, quiet, monster, alien, john krasinski, emily blunt, movie, film, 2018, family, horror, suspense, fiction, fanfiction, fan fiction, shamfiction, sham fiction, podcast, two jackets

69: Lost in Space

Sometimes in this mixed up, dying world, you just need to hear a couple feel-good stories about a boy and his robot. Sure, Dr. Smith might not be who she says she is, and your family might be stranded on a volatile alien planet, and your robot pal might actually be an extraterrestrial murder-machine, but hey, your parents are back together and no homework! Not bad! This week, Marcus and Andrew take on the Netflix original series, Lost in Space!

Links:
Lost in Space official website: https://www.netflix.com/title/80104198
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: space, sci fi, science fiction, classic, robinson, will robinson, robots, robot, danger, planet, world, spaceship, jupiter 2, dr smith, family, drama, fiction, fanfiction, fan fiction, lost, matt leblanc, television, tv, netflix, shamfiction, sham fiction

68: Cobra Kai

I have three rules for you: Strike first. Strike hard. No mercy. Follow those commandments and you'll be doing awesome kicks and stuff in no time. Live like it's the eighties because that's the only time you were cool. In this episode Andrew and Eric journey to a land of strip malls, car dealerships, and karate tournaments as they learn the ways of the YouTube Orignal Series: Cobra Kai.

Links:
Cobra Kai on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9DTWmhhxeKyYHL4mldGcA

Tags: youtube, cobra kai, karate kid, the valley, california, wax on, wax off, eighties, 80s, black belt, writing, writers, short, story, fan fiction, shamfiction, fanfiction, sham fiction

67: Firewatch (Indie Game Edition)

If we've learned anything over the last few episodes, it's that video games aren't all Calls of Duty and Super Marios anymore. Case in point: this week's game, Firewatch, in which you play as a guy who takes a summer job in the National Parks Service, watching for forest fires. Okay, okay, so it's a lot more interesting than it sounds. In addition to the abundance of natural beauty, you'll explore hidden caves, encounter shadowy figures, and investigate a streak of missing persons. Yeah, turns out life off the grid can get pretty suspenseful! Who knew? Eric and Marcus sure didn't! So check out this third and final episode in our indie game series and find out what else you don't know about the wilderness!

Links:
Firewatch official website: http://www.firewatchgame.com/
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: indie game, video game, game, campo santo, panic, first person, adventure, mystery, suspense, decision, forest, fire, nature, hiking, national park, shoshone, wyoming, wilderness, writing, writers, short, story, fan fiction, shamfiction, fanfiction

66: What Remains of Edith Finch (Indie Game Edition)

Sham Fiction's Indie Video Game series is back with its second edition! In this episode, Marcus and Andrew will explore the eerie and surprisingly macabre roots of America's most unfortunate family, and introduce us to some dearly departed members of the Finch clan. It's a sweet, charming, and grisly interpretation of Giant Sparrow's hit game, What Remains of Edith Finch!

Links:
What Remains of Edith Finch official website: http://edithfinch.com/
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: indie game, video game, giant sparrow, annapurna interractive, washington, pacific northwest, dark, humor, family, tales, death, grim, journal, pregnant, teenager, diary, murder, doomed, fan fiction, fanfiction, shamfiction, writing, writers, stories, short, grunge, telescope, fire, lightning, electrocution, goddess

65: Celeste (Indie Game Edition)

Join us as we celebrate digital storytelling with the first adventure in our Indie Games Series! Marcus has climbed the mountain and shares his tales of traveling with Madeline and accidentally killing her literally thousands of times. Can Andrew and Eric do better, or will this be our cutest pixelated killfest yet? Find out as we play with Matt Makes Games' beatiful indie platformer, Celeste!

Links:
Buy Celeste: http://www.celestegame.com/
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: matt makes games, celeste, madeline, indie games, nintendo switch, xbox, PS4, steam, windows, mac, linux, pixel, chiptunes

64: Brigsby Bear

Hi friends! It's your friend and host for this week, Andrew! Isn't it great that I get to do a show with my friends, Eric and Marcus, and you all (also my friends) listen to it? The world is a big place and full of strange and unknown things, so it's important to have friends to go through it with. I learned that from Brigsby, but you know that. ... Wait... You don't know Brigbsy? From TV? He's a bear that travels through space and time, teaching lessons to aliens and children. It's my favorite show! Eric and Marcus didn't know anything about it either, so I pitched it to them in this episode, along with the story of my friend, James, who's had a really weird life. I hope you like it! It's dope as s***!

Links:
Buy Brigsby Bear on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lYEmO1
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: brigsby bear, kyle mooney, mark hamill, lonely island, snl, saturday night live, comedy, adventure, film, movie, filmmaking, diy, bunker, childrens show, shamfiction, writing, fan fiction, fanfiction, friendship, stockholm syndrome, bunker, dope as shit

63: Mr. Mercedes

It's another Stephen King edition of Sham Fiction, and this time, we're taking on our favorite author's recent gumshoe detective novel, Mr. Mercedes! We hope you're wearing your adult-sized diapers for this one, folks, because Andrew and Marcus are writing some bowel-looseningly disturbing stories! Do tales of serial killers bother you? Do yarns that delve deep into the minds of psychopaths make you feel...uneasy? Do you get a sick...pleasure from these feelings? Great! Then this episode is right up your soon-to-be-evacuated alley!

Links:
Buy Mr. Mercedes on Amazon: http://a.co/9JqhSP8
Find out more about the TV show on Audience: http://start.att.net/exclusive/audience/mr-mercedes
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: stephen king, mr mercedes, bill hodges, trilogy, horror, noir, detective, gumshoe, crime, serial killer, suicide, murder, death, scary, dark, psychotic, novel, book, shamfiction, fan fiction, fanfiction, tv, mystery

62: You're the Worst

Jimmy Shive-Overly, the subject of today's featured property, would definitely have a heckle or two (or seven) for us for even attempting to sham his elevated lifestyle and prodigious literary talent. However, like his oppositionally-defiant counterpart, Gretchen, we're willing to risk it. Sham Fiction can go anywhere! The delightful cruelty of FXX's You're the Worst is simply too great to pass up. But do Andrew and Eric have the literary talent to capture Jimmy and Gretchen's hyper-articulate misanthropy and self-destructive impulses? Will we finally learn the exact measurement of "The Width of a Peach"? Listen now to find out!

Links:
Watch You're the Worst on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/youre-the-worst
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: tv, television, fxx, you're the worst, chris geere, aya cash, stephen falk, jimmy shive-overly, gretchen, comedy, drama, dark, black, drinking, alcohol, los angeles, sham, sham fiction, shamfiction, writing, writers, literature, podcast, game show, game

61: The Shape of Water

The darkly beautiful fantasy worlds of director Guillermo del Toro have captured movie-goers' imaginations for over twenty years. Now, with The Shape of Water, his work has captured the film industry's top honor, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and del Toro himself received the award for Best Director! Holla at ya boi! About damn time, says Andrew. It's also about damn time we hold a duel of the shams with del Toro's work, which itself is an honor of some sort. But do Eric and Marcus have what it takes to make us both swoon with longing and squirm in horror? Listen now to find out!

Links:
Watch The Shape of Water on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LAuu91
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: film, movie, oscar, academy award, 2017, guillermo del toro, fantasy, horror, drama, romance, michael shannon, sally hawkins, octavia spencer, richard jenkins, sham, sham fiction, shamfiction, writing, writers, literature, podcast, game show, game

 

60: Future Man

Alright, shut your rat-holes and listen up, humans! Tiger and Wolf have stolen the TTD from the evil Biotics, but it's up to you to save the future...man! It's Future Man! Hulu's original series! In this episode, Marcus and Andrew go toe to herpes-ridden-toe (IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!) to try to save humanity once and for all. SPOILER: It's hilarious.

Links:
Watch Future Man on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/future-man
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: hulu, tv, peeta, josh hutcherson, seth rogen, evan goldberg, shamfiction, fiction, writing, writers, literature, competition, contest, game show, game, sham, two jackets, dick jokes, ballsack, explicit, rat hole, cocaine, gravel man

59: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

How many times do we have to warn you not to play mysterious board games that you find on the beach that metamorphize into slightly more appetizing video games? It's just not worth it! Sure, you may learn some lessons and get to be The Rock for a while, but you might die! We hope these shams will save your life, as Andrew and Eric take on the cautionary true story of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

Links:
Watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Amazon: http://a.co/6I1FPGm
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, jumanji, jungle, dwayne the rock johnson, kevin hart, jack black, karen gillan, video games, comedy, family, comedy, action, fanfiction

58: Unforgiven

It's a helluva thing... writing a sham. Eric and Marcus should know that more than most. In this episode, they have to bear the heavy burden of shamming Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood's Best Picture-winning western from 1992. In preparation for writing, they'll have to reckon with all their misdeeds from when they were younger, crueler men and channel that pain and guilt into their prose. Or maybe they won't do that. Maybe they'll just have a good time tackling the western genre! Come to think of it, why does Andrew keep pitching these heavy properties? Didn't we just sham that silly Species movie last time? Why don't you do something like that, Andrew? You trying to impress us with your refined taste in "prestige" film and TV, Andrew? Get over yourself, ANDREW. And enjoy the show, listeners!

Links:
Watch Unforgiven on Amazon: http://a.co/0ps0q0P
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, unforgiven, 1990s, academy award, oscar, western, clint eastwood, morgan freeman, gene hackman, drama, podcast, writing, literature, fanfiction

57: Species

Have you ever truly felt anything, brah? According to a character on this week's show, you probably haven't. Alas! We can't all be like Dan Smithson, the iconic empath portrayed by Forest Whitaker in this week's property: Species! It's a kinda-classic scifi/horror flick from the '90s! Eric is pitching; Marcus and Andrew are writing; and they're all getting in touch with their feelings—particularly with how they feel about actress Natasha Henstridges' nakedness in this movie, given how old her character is supposed to be. In brief: it's icky. But the shams are far less repulsive! In fact, this episode contains one of the funniest pieces we've ever had on the show! Listen now and laugh your buns off!

Links:
Watch Species on Amazon: http://a.co/4fIfGFC
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, species, 1990s, 1995, nineties, scifi, science fiction, horror, thriller, natasha henstridge, forest whitaker, ben kingsley, michael madsen, podcast, writing, fanfiction, sex, sexploitation, exploitation, alien, tentacles

56: Artemis

Sad that we haven't been back to the Moon since 1972? Good news! Andrew and Eric have got you covered! Join our two brave shamstronauts as they pull on their Moon-writing suits and get cracking on tales from the near-future lunar city of Artemis. Prepare for romance, espionage, and landers full of science in this exploration of Andy Weir's world.

Links:
Buy Artemis on Amazon: http://a.co/7I5ZFxU
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, artemis, andy weir, moon, space, martian, nasa, podcast, rosario dawson, novel, book, audiobook, audible, sci fi, science fiction, fanfiction

55: Mindhunter

What evil lurks in the minds of men? That's how the saying goes, right? Or is that not even close? Regardless, it's definitely a question—the same question at the heart of this episode because Andrew is pitching the Netflix Original Series, Mindhunter! The FBI agents of that show aren't afraid to delve into the dark place that is a killer's psych, so Eric and Marcus better not be either! Hooooo boy! It's gonna get disturbing, kiddos! This one isn't for the weak of heart. Or stomach.

Links:
Watch Mindhunter on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80114855
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, mindhunter, netflix, series, original, jonathan groff, writing, tv, television, streaming, fbi, profiling, crime, serial killer, podcast, fanfiction

54: Demon Knight

Hello kiddies! Since our special guest The Crypt Keeper had to reschedule, we decided to write our own blood-n-slime-filled takes on the most excellent 1995 odyssey in filmmaking known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight! In this episode, Marcus and Andrew get hot and heavy, commune with angels and demons, and even get a little pruney. So come on down to the Mission Hotel where we'll serve up two bowls of x-rated Sham Fiction! Seriously, don't let the kids listen to this one.

Links:
Watch Demon Knight on Amazon: http://a.co/jiAip8a
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, crypt, keeper, tales, demon knight, jada pinket smith, billy zane, harry potter, fanfiction, gooey, nineties, sexy, xxx, parody, film, movie, 1995, gross, pruney

53: Runaways

Season duel begins with a visit to Los Angeles as Andrew and Eric take on Marvel's Runaways! Before it was a Hulu show, it was a comic, and now it's a superhero sham!

Links:
Buy the comic: http://a.co/7RS7p0X
Watch the Hulu Show: http://a.co/3LVyj9J
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham, fiction, marvel, runaways, brian vaughan, adrian alphona, hulu, superhero, comics, tv, series, teenagers, powers, comic book

Season 2 Demo 3: Fargo Season 2

Oh for wow! Don't y'know? It's the third and final demo before Season Two kicks off for real! In this one, Marcus and Eric each cook up a Sham Fiction hotdish using ingredients from Fargo Season 2! Don your boots and parka, and brace yourself for some ice-cold, and yet wholesome Midwestern murder-- I mean hospitality!

Links:
Watch Fargo Season 2 on Amazon: http://a.co/1R2esEg
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham, fiction, podcast, writing, fargo, television, tv, crime, fx, blood, snow, midwest, minnesota, coen, murder, short stories, fan fiction, fanfiction