It’s Sunday and we have some bright, fresh new content for you. It’s time to pour yourself your weekend beverage of choice, putter in the garden or pull out some knitting, gather the Pod Pets, and dive in to Chapters 3-4 of Book of Life. Be prepared to buckle up, though, because it’s time to talk about Worst Baldwin and Sweetest Gallowglass and the ever-unfolding tragedy of Philippe. We hope you enjoy it!
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It’s been a minute; we’ve finished our episode-by-episode analysis of A Discovery of Witches TV and we’re in a brief book episode hiatus to get ready for our chapter discussions of Book of Life (!). I can’t believe we’ve come so far; we’re so incredibly inspired by this fandom and pleased to be a part of the continuing magic that is the All Souls Trilogy.
In today’s episode, we’re joined by some fabulous newcomers to the All Souls fandom — Marci and John of the Pop Culture Theologians! We hope that you’ll find them as smart and funny as we do and that you’ll follow them in their continuing adventures on their podcast. In this episode, we talk about some very serious things (Diana’s POV, the tragedy of Juliette) and some not-so-serious things (Grey’s Anatomy! Made for TV Disney movies! The Marci-Mentions-Harry-Potter Drinking Game!). We hope you enjoy the show!
So far, the Pop Culture Theologians have covered The Purge and A Discovery of Witches. Next season, they’re covering Game of Thrones. You can find them on Twitter as @PopTheologians and on any pod-fetching service you like.
I am going to give you a peek into how things sometimes happen at C&C headquarters.
Imagine that you’re Jen, minding your own business on the West Coast (C&C West). It’s getting late on the East Coast (C&C East), so you’re settling down for the night. Then, your phone makes its chirpy text message noise.
You pick up your phone, even though you know it’s not a good sign.
CAIT: I HAVE HAD *AN IDEA*
CAIT: It’s FABULOUS and LOADS OF EFFORT and HORRIBLY SPONTANEOUS.
CAIT: What do you think?
CAIT: I’M GOING IN.
JEN: *THUMBS UP*
As you may have guessed, my lovelies, this is one of those occasions. I’ve been scheming for ways to celebrate the premiere of ADOWTV on network television… and then I remembered that the sports ball tournament starts tomorrow. And that one can make A BRACKET. Well, IT IS DONE.
I present to you the inaugural ADOWTV March Madness. Here’s how it will work:
(1) Every day between now and Monday, 8 April 2019, I’ll post a poll on our Facebook page and our Twitter account.
(2) Vote for your favorite of the two scenes listed for that day. The scene with the least votes will be eliminated from the bracket.
(3) You can join in at any time and you don’t have to be a listener to play. Come join the fun and let’s see what shakes out!
(4) We’ll have the final vote and ranking on 8 April 2019, the day after the network TV premiere.
I know you want to see the bracket, so here it is in all of its glory:
You can download your own copy below, but I’ll post updated copies as we go. The first poll will be up in a matter of hours!
Some quick caveats: (1) I know some characters are underrepresented in this bracket, but anything over 24 scenes became LUDICROUS; (2) if your favorite scene isn’t represented, let me know! I’ll make a separate poll for the scenes I overlooked; (3) I’ll count both Twitter and Facebook votes; and (4) this is supposed to be FUN. Invite your friends! Talk to other fans! Enjoy it — I know I will.
In the meantime, join me in thanking Jen for loving me despite my bright ideas.
I don’t know how we did it, y’all. Eight episodes went by so fast — I feel like our ADOWTV adventure is just beginning and we’re already at the last episode of Season 1. Never fear — we’ll be here to keep you company during the worst of #Witchdrawal.
In this episode, we talk about what we loved (and didn’t love so much) about the season finale. In fairness, we tried to be Very Serious Proper Podcasters (TM) for the first bit, then it rather gets away from us at the end. On brand, no? Let’s just say that we start talking about death and divinity and end up somewhere in the neighborhood of ruffles and popes. #losientonosiento.
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We still can’t believe it! Earlier this week, we had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Deb herself to talk about adapting Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches TV. It was such a tough secret to keep, but we think it’s well worth the wait. We’re so excited to share our conversation with you and for you to hear what Deb’s most looking forward to when S2 airs next year!