The new series sees Liam sit down with friends to watch something they love, which he has previously lied about seeing.
IT’S HERE! At last, I'm thrilled to reveal my new podcasting venture: @MovieBluffs!!
Every week, I'm sitting down with friends to watch something that they love; something that I’ve previously, uh, lied about seeing. 😶
All questions answered at the link!!https://t.co/IvjAVPkyuj pic.twitter.com/avffoLQuGB
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) May 14, 2018
Speaking to TenEighty, Liam explains the idea behind Movie Bluffs, saying that for a while, he wanted to do a movie and TV podcast “that wasn’t just straight-up reviews or whatever”.
“I guess the premise of Movie Bluffs is a combination of podcasts I like, plus my desire to collaborate more with friends, and throw in one of my worst habits (bluffing about things I’ve seen) to lead the conversation,” he says.
Described as being “a show about lies, friendship, and pop cultural osmosis”, Movie Bluffs involves Liam “[attempting] to remedy one his worst habits” – which is lying during discussions about shows he’s never seen.
When asked about what the biggest and most elaborate bluff he’s ever told is, Liam told TenEighty that “there have been too many bad bluffs to count”.
“One that sticks out though is a conversation in uni,” he explains, “where I started quoting something like ‘American History X’ to impress a girl who liked it.
“I have still never seen it. I just read an article on iconic movie quotes in Empire.
“I did a lot of cringey things in uni.”
Although the format sees guests share some of their favourite movies and TV shows, Liam has some idea of what he would show others if he had the chance.
“I’ve already said to my friend and guest Emma that if the roles were reversed I would talk to her about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that’s a lot of movies.
“I guess mine would either be Treasure Planet or Firefly,” he says.