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Is Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’ the best bad movie ever?

Tommy Wiseau's 'The Room' is widely considered to be the worst movie ever made, so why is it a hit?

If you’ve never been to a screening of the cult hit The Room, you may not understand what all the fuss is about. How can a movie this bad actually be any good?

Brian Lloyd from knows a thing or two about bad movies, and while some offer nothing to the viewer except the promise that they will forever lose several hours of their lives, some movies need to be watched to appreciate just how bad they are. Enter The Room.

Written by, directed by, produced by, catered by, and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room is supposed to be some sort of drama, but thanks to clunky dialogue and a terrible storyline, it has somehow transitioned into being viewed as one of cinema’s greatest comedies.

Wiseau’s movie sits atop Brian’s list of the movies that are so bad they’re good, and you need to see them before you die, so he joined Andrew and Adrian to pick a few of his favourites from the list, and explain why Wiseau’s work was the best of the worst.

Regular listeners to The Third Degree will also not be surprised to hear Adrian taking exception to the omission of Arnold Schwarenegger’s Eraser from the list, a classic of the ‘cops destroying everything and not worrying about the paperwork’ genre.

This week, the show’s playlist had plenty of new music, including the latest effort from Blink 182 now that they’ve changed their lineup. You can enjoy it below.

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