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Episode 22 – It Makes Sense in the Show. Kind of. Maybe: A Discussion of Legend of the Seeker

After years and years of asking and asking, Rachel finally managed to guilt Jen into watching one of her all-time favorite shows: The Legend of the Seeker. Amidst their discussion of the lack of high

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Episode 18 – Weird Tentacle Hole: Attempting to Make Sense of Annihilation

After seeing Annihilation (starring Natalie Portman and directed by Alex Garland) in theaters, Rachel and Jen are left scratching their heads. While Jen discusses the movie’s failings both thematically and within the genre of sci-fi,

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Episode 16 – It’s Not a Romance, But…

February is here, and love is in the air! Jen and Rachel celebrate this most romantic of seasons by discussing things that aren’t intended to be romantic, (whether due to the genre, writers’ intentions, or

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Do We Really Need IT: Chapter Two?

When the most recent adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It opened in theaters in September of 2017, it caused a big stir, and received mostly positive reviews. While I enjoyed watching It, I couldn’t help but feel

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Episode 10 – You Don’t Try to Kill Seven-Year-Olds If You’re a Good Person: Analyzing the World of The 10th Kingdom

Jen and Rachel enjoy some nostalgia while discussing something from the early days of their friendship: the NBC mini-series The 10th Kingdom. As they struggle to stay on their topic of world-building, they also diverge

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Episode 8 – Constant What-the-F*ckery: A Discussion of Over the Garden Wall

Jen and Rachel sit down for a very fall-themed episode to talk about the Cartoon Network miniseries, Over the Garden Wall. Topics of discussion include subverted expectations, themes of identity, and wild gorilla attacks. As always,

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Episode 6 – To the Naughty Zone: A Discussion About 14 by Peter Clines

Jen and Rachel talk about the novel 14 by Peter Clines, and note how refreshing it is to take a step outside their comfort zone with a new genre. Topics mentioned include the existentialism of cosmic

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Episode 4 – We Still Gotta Talk About His P*nis: A Discussion About “Fire in His Blood” by Ruby Dixon

They’re back with a new name, and some mild technical difficulties with the intro and outro audio! Jen and Rachel discuss the supernatural romance novel Fire in His Blood, which happens to be written by

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Making the Filler Episode Work: “Magic 2.0”

Magic 2.0 is a series where I feel at home. It’s one of those things where you’re so familiar with a set of characters and a particular setting that it just makes you happy to immerse

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The Circle: For Millennials! About Millennials! By… Old People?

When I first saw the trailer for The Circle, I was intrigued. I didn’t necessarily think it was going to be an Oscar-worthy film, but I thought it could end up being a fun way

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