This Sounds Serious

Reviews For This Sounds Serious

PLEASE make another season!!! This was such a fun podcast and I miss it so much. Please bring it back 😭
We are all waiting for more witty, smart, funny narratives from you geniuses. It’s been wayyyyyyyy to long. We need you now more than ever. Hope everyone is well and content as much as anyone can be these days. Cindy
Thank you.
I love this show so much and I hold deep hope for another season. They capture the spirit of true crime podcasts so well and the comedy is top-notch. Everything about it is perfect and the creators should all be recognized as the top of the game.
8 minutes in and already hooked.
Awesome story great work

5/5

By 226bh
This show was excellent! Hope they make another one.
This is so well done I listened to both seasons thinking they were real. After telling my friends I found a great true crime podcast and them seeing in the title it says “Fiction” I was extremely embarrassed. However this makes me appreciate the podcast all the more because it seems so real!
I can’t believe people thought it was real 😂🤣 it is literally labeled as comedy fiction. On season 1 and have been giggling at work all day today. So goofy. I do enjoy the serious parts too but the bits of comedy thrown in is tasteful. Great job!
I cannot wait for season 3!!!!
I was five stars for sure but then I found out it wasn’t real!! Please just say it’s fictional I would have still listened just a let down.
Truly! Utterly!
I listened to both seasons in two days! Completely addictive! The actors are WONDERFUL and the writing and story lines are so smart and funny. At times I laughed out loud! Bravo! I can hardly wait for season 3!
Fantastic. The guy who played Daniel in season one was so talented, and the show was funny and enjoyable the whole time.
Beautifully written!! I had an idea of how it was going to end and I was anxious to see how it would play out! Absolutely loved it! Wonderful performance by all! The ending was perfect!! Loved the song! Highly recommend! Great job guys! -Erin
Smart, funny, and heartfelt, despite the dark comedic satire. This pod manages to be goofy without sacrificing wit. My husband and I binged season one together. Every episode surprised us and had us laughing out loud. Thank you and well done!
This was so great! I just finished Series One. It’s the first one that’s compelled me to leave a review in a long time. I found myself laughing out loud and most podcasts only make me chuckle to myself. The voice actor playing Chuck/Dan was phenomenal - perfect delivery - and Gwen was so believable!
I’m laughing and snorting, I can’t listen to it at work because I’d look like a doofus.
This was listed under true crime turns out it’s not true crime it’s a audio drama story so I was turned off by the over the top acting. Good story and funny characters though.
This podcast is absolutely hilarious in many parts yet has very good content, very well put together, and a gripping story.
Season 1 was a spoof of the true crime genre in general, which is part of what made it work. Covering a kind of ridiculous case, and focusing on the colorful characters involved, allowed the humor to shine through and the twist ending to be a genuine surprise. Season 2 focuses more on spoofing individual true crime tropes (taking every opportunity to say that “the system failed these people,” calling attention to the speech idiosyncrasies of witnesses) and as a result it isn’t nearly as funny. I’m a true crime aficionado, so the running joke of tEh sYStEm fAiLEd usually made me crack a grin, but it didn’t make me struggle to hide a giggle at work the way season 1 did. The twist ending felt more like an anticlimax than a clever twist, even though it made sense. I think it comes down to this: Would this podcast still be funny and entertaining to someone who wasn’t familiar with the tropes and cliches of the true crime genre? For the first season, the answer is yes. For the second, the answer is no. If they do a third season, I hope they’ll revisit what made the first season work so well overall. This is a fun podcast, but I do think there’s a bit of a sophomore slump.
This is so spot on in its satire of true crime podcasts that sometimes I found myself being creeped out even though the situations are ridiculous. The story is genuinely mysterious and the characters are weird and likable. I listened to this so quickly because I loved it. I really want to hear more shows from this writing team.
Highly recommended! When’s the last time you laughed so hard your face hurt?
Genuinely enjoyed season 1! Need to listen to season 2! Big recommend!
Talk about a story you can get lost in!! And I gasped out loud so many times. The end of season one.....I just....died. This is sooo well done. I cannot get enough. I’m going to recommend it to every person I know!!
Love this podcast. When does the next season start??? Not soon enough lol
I loved the whole idea, and both seasons I loveddddd
Surprise ending Weird subcultures Great writing Great voices
I loved listening to the first two seasons of this podcast. Great writing and quick witted humor makes me want to listen to three more seasons right now. Looking forward to season three.
Ok, so I heard an ad about season two, and I was intrigued, so I started listening to that first. It was such a good show, and I’m embarrassed to admit I thought it was real until about episode 5. I have finished that season and now listening to the first season. I will note that season 1 is a bit more heavy handed with the jokey nature, but it is still an awesome show. Can’t wait for season 3!
I would give it 10 stars if I could. The production values are off the charts. I could not stop listening!
I LOVE this podcast... has me cracking up in public like a crazy person!
Season 2 wasn’t as funny like the first one but the story was still fun.
Great script and voice acting. Powerful in its accuracy. Don’t miss and episode.

5/5

By Tis I.
I just binged both seasons in 2 days. This is SO GOOD. Please I need MORE!!!! 🙏🙏
It is so funny and entertaining! I love listening to it as the story gets more interesting and crazy! It is so well written and read, all the characters are hilarious and so creative!! By far the best podcast I have ever listened to.
Any time I hear the animated voice of chuck/ jimmy/ all the people ‘involved’ in the episodes just cracks me up. Well done, this is genius and a must listen and a must subscription!
This podcast literally has me on the edge of my seat!!! The twists & turns, oh my goodness. Just when you think you know what’s going on- SWERVE!! I’m kind of glad I found it after the second season so I could binge all of the episodes!

5/5

Literally so good and so well done. Love her voice, love the production, love the stories!!! Just finished Season 1 and I was hooked within the first 5 minutes, and it blew my mind. Keep up the amazing work!!
While well-acted and well-produced, This Sounds Serious isn't funny enough to work as a true crime parody and the plot isn't intricate enough to dive into. While it certainly mocks the conventions of true crime podcasts, oftentimes that playfulness vanishes for long, humorless stretches. The first season, I will say, paid off particularly well with a few plot twists and well-plotted ending. The second year languishes in a space that isn't funny enough to call a comedy yet not complicated enough to be a mystery.
Done so well!
This was one of the first podcasts I started listening to and it still holds up as one of my favorites.
This podcast is wonderful. It's whimsical, dark, intelligent, and hilarious, and yet somehow it's entirely believable. The writing is incredible, and the acting is great. It's hard come up with a genre to describe this show, but I'd recommend it to anyone.
This honestly is my favorite podcast wish there was more!

5/5

By AvoDC
Such a good podcast! I LOVE the twists and the way the show covers each case in every possible angle, but then blows your mind anyway. I love this is show so much!
First season...I didn’t get the joke for an episode or two. It hooked me because it was so ridiculous. Of course I was skeptical but I was doing chores and just listening. Second season...I listen to an episode, then listen to other podcasts and