Well-tread entertainment thumbs-up, thumbs-down portal Rotten Tomatoes has launched podcast “Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong,” offering “informative and lively conversations about the most beloved and despised movies, TV and streaming shows ever made.” Hosted and distributed by ART19, it is “layered with expert opinion, cultural commentary, amusing banter and quick wit.”
New episodes, which launch weekly on Thursdays at 6am, are hosted by Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley and Contributing Editor and comedian Mark Ellis, with appearances from Curation Manager Tim Ryan.
“The podcast will playfully unpack entertainment content some fans think Rotten Tomatoes and critics got wrong,” according to its Tomatometer. Each episode explores one film or series that fans love with a “Rotten” Tomatometer score or that was deemed “Fresh” by critics—but was ultimately panned by audiences.
“Some fans love to tell us that the Tomatometer score and critics got it wrong, and we hear them,” says Joel Meares, Editor-in-Chief of Rotten Tomatoes. “We love inviting passionate, friendly debate, while helping audiences find amazing content—and our new podcast ‘Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong’ does both. Our goal is to give fans an entertaining, new way to discover beloved and not-so-beloved films and shows and join a lively discussion with some of the sharpest and funniest voices in the entertainment space.”
The podcast’s premiere episode breaks down 2005 anti-superhero thriller “Constantine,” starring Keanu Reeves, while future episodes will explore cult classics, genre films, sleeper hits and underrated gems. “Conversations will center around what contemporary critics said at the time of release, what audiences thought then and now, and the cultural forces that have helped shape the opinions of entertainment lovers today,” according to the announcement.
On YouTube, the Rotten Tomatoes channel has experienced 70% growth in video views year-over-year, while overall video views on the Rotten Tomatoes TV channel are up 43%. Rotten Tomatoes also continues to see steady growth in its social footprint: Over the past year, the brand claims a 50% increase in Instagram followers and double-digit growth in Twitter impressions and Facebook page “likes.” See the podcast trailer HERE.