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Alive (Formerly Dead)

Alive (Formerly Dead)

April 23, 2021

Real cousin love triangles, resurrection, Baghra bad-assery: this episode (and book) has it all! Join Maureen and Paige as they talk about the final book in the Grisha Trilogy, Ruin and Rising, and the scenes they’re most excited to see adapted in the Netflix series!

 

 

Another Damn Carriage Ride

Another Damn Carriage Ride

April 16, 2021

Maureen and Paige are back to talk about the second book in the Grisha Trilogy, Siege and Storm. Topics covered: why Mal is obviously the right choice for Alina, the kind-of flat world building (ban carriage rides 2021), and why it sucks to be evil.

 

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He Needs Therapy

He Needs Therapy

April 9, 2021

Guess what? We’re back! And this time, we’re dishing on all things Shadow and Bone in anticipation of the Netflix adaptation out on April 23. Join us for episode one where Paige swoon over The Darkling and Maureen defends her himbo hero Mal. 

 

Warning: there will probably be mispronunciations in every episode. Accept us for who we are.

 

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He Was Just Bad the Entire Time

He Was Just Bad the Entire Time

August 7, 2020

Part exploration of privilege, part country movie musical, Maureen and Paige try to decide whether THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES needed to exist, and discuss how we’re all literally three steps away from the book becoming real life right now.

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The Girl on Fire, Literally?

The Girl on Fire, Literally?

July 31, 2020

Maureen becomes Paige’s spiritual advisor through the Mockingjay films. They discuss how these movies become more and more timely, why Movie Plutarch is superior to his book alternate, and petition to rescore the Hunger Games films to the High School Musical soundtrack.

 

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War is Bad, That’s It

War is Bad, That’s It

July 24, 2020

We’re almost done with the original trilogy—real or not real? Join us as we wipe away the tears long enough to talk about how Boggs is our new favourite character, Gale continues to prove he’s the worst, and we completely forget the staple training montage of MOCKINGJAY.

 

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I Hate This Movie, I Can’t Stop F*cking Crying

I Hate This Movie, I Can’t Stop F*cking Crying

July 17, 2020

There’s lots of kissing in this one as the love triangle begins to heat up in CATCHING FIRE. Also in this episode: Paige swoons over the guards’ leather trenchcoats and Maureen can’t stop saying the word “permeate.”

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Yes, Gale Is Still The Worst

Yes, Gale Is Still The Worst

July 11, 2020

Does CATCHING FIRE hold up to our memories of being the best book of the trilogy? *Spoiler alert* we have VERY different opinions on the answer to that question. Make sure you get a snack before you settle in with this episode because it’s a long one as we get into specifics, from Suzanne’s penchant for killing Black characters to the introduction of Johanna’s chaotic energy to the series.

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The Hunger Games is just a Dystopian Netflix Reality Show

The Hunger Games is just a Dystopian Netflix Reality Show

July 3, 2020

We get into the film adaptation of THE HUNGER GAMES and discuss our first introduction to Teen Snow (“who asked for this?”) after an excerpt of THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES is released.

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Yes, We Would Still Risk It All for Peeta Ten Years Later

Yes, We Would Still Risk It All for Peeta Ten Years Later

June 26, 2020

In this episode, we break down THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins, from Peeta’s swoon worthiness to whether the agriculture district’s population being primarily black is racist—we have the RANGE.

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