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Parody turns 'Serial' into a rom-com, and it kind of makes sense

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Serial might be a serious podcast about a serious topic, but it also includes quite a few quotes that, taken out of context, belong in a Garry Marshall rom-com — so Honora Talbott did the logical thing and re-purposed these quotes (example: “Sometimes I’m totally with them, and then other times, I’m like, ‘I don’t know, dude'”) for a parody that imagines Serial as a romance film.

Host Sarah Koenig (played by Talbott) swoons over convicted murderer Adnan Syed in the parody, which features the actual audio from Serial. “What if he is this amazing sociopath and I’m being played?” Koenig says. “I don’t get that sense, but he’s really charming, he’s really smart, he’s funny.” In the real podcast, Koenig’s musings on the possibility of Syed being a sociopath are related to him being a possible killer — but without the same context, these musings sound like they’re ripped straight from Sex and the City-type girl-talk.

Serial‘s season finale aired Dec. 18.