Have you guys listened to SERIAL, the sensational podcast by the producers of NPR’s This American Life? If not, you have no idea what you’re missing out on. I binge-listened to the whole thing while driving from New York to Florida over the holidays. The way journalist Sarah Koenig tells the saga of Adnan Syed, a 18-year-old from the Baltimore suburbs who was tried and convicted for murdering his girlfriend in 1999, is absolutely riveting.
If you’ve listened to the podcast and you’re familiar with chemistry between Koenig and Syed based on his calls from a Maryland correctional facility, you’ll appreciate this parody imagining SERIAL as a rom-com. There are parts in the podcast where Koenig straight-up gushes about the convicted killer (who so, so did it and is lying his ass off, in my opinion), which makes this spoof way too perfect: