Welcome to episode 62, in which Les Filles discuss various topics, from recent news to a recent movie release. We also hear about Redheadedgirl’s pre-Edinburgh vacation experience (no lackluster tour guide shall go unroasted) and recommend our most recent TV/streaming discoveries. Mostly, we miss being together.
In our very special 5th anniversary episode, we were actually in the same room! At the same time! It was very exciting.
The Anglo-Filles tip on visiting Edinburgh: when you go to The Real Mary King’s Close, ask for Mark.
Not our kitchens, although you can head over to Smart Bitches, Trashy Books to read some of Redheadedgirl’s escapades in historical recipes. No, we’re talking about cooking shows. You’ve watched someone else prepare food on TV, now listen to us talk about it.
No show notes this month, except for this one: How Hollywood’s Favorite Juice Bar Owner Eats Every Day about Amanda Chantal Bacon.
“I usually wake up at 6:30am, and start with some Kundalini meditation and a 23-minute breath set—along with a copper cup of silver needle and calendula tea—before my son Rohan wakes.”
And it only gets better from there.
Welcome to episode 59, in which Les Filles talk about this brand new interwebs thing called WebTube. Wait, no, that’s not right. YourTubes? … YouTube, that’s it! It’s where all the children are (apparently).
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Welcome to episode 58, in which Alina is 12 years old and still snickering about her very witty episode title. In this episode we talk about the Emmy nominations and finish up with a list of our recommendations that didn’t get Emmy love but are definitely deserving of your attention.
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Bryan Fuller was back on our TV! This time we have a very legitimate reason to talk about Hannibal, not that we need one (ever), but still. American Gods recently wrapped up its first, very short season on Stars (and Amazon Video outside of the USA), and we’re here to share our thoughts.
There was so much dick, you guys.
Welcome to episode 56, in which Les Filles talk about the newly released (and flopped) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and other screen adaptations of the enduring legend. Charlie Hunnam makes a pretty good King Arthur — those forearms, that scruff, 10/10, would lob scimitar.
Welcome to episode 55, in which we talk about genre conventions — which are tropes to be played with and which are creator-audience covenants to be firmly observed? True to our covenant with you, listeners, we tangent on some things we feel strongly about (Logan, Attack on Titan, vodka).
Welcome to episode 54, in which we discuss CW’s newest teen drama: Riverdale. As an adaptation of the Archie comics, it may be a little… strange. But it has everything we’ve learned to expect from and love in a CW teen drama. We’ll also discuss our experiences and memories of the essential viewing entries in the TV teen drama canon. Let us know yours in the comments.
There is no orchestra that will play us off when we linger too long on a topic or stray too far on a tangent, and so we present to you our annual (almost)-2-hour-long Oscars extravaganza. It’s as obligatory as a Meryl Streep nomination.
Les Filles kick off the year with a long one. We start with reviews of some recent media, including La La Land and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. This is followed by a somewhat comprehensive list of this year’s upcoming films and our level of anticipation for them. We wrap up with some books we’re looking forward to reading this year.
Since this is a long one, if you’re looking for a natural place to take a break: we switch from the “things we recently watched” to “upcoming movies” at the 50-minute mark.
Welcome to episode 51 in which Les Filles dissect Netflix’s most glittering holiday offering—The Crown. Royals on TV, they’re just like us only fictionalized and in possession of gorgeous clothes, jewels, and built-in bookshelves and often played by Helen Mirren.
The episode proper is capped with an Anglo-Filles quiz in which Kayleigh tests her co-hosts’ knowledge of Eurovision, romance novel title puns, and European royalty.
This episode was recorded on Wednesday, because we needed each other, and if we can lift each other’s spirits, we hope we can do it for you, too. Join us to work through our feelings on the election results and get to a place where we can look forward to tomorrow.
Welcome to episode 49, our annual review of the Fall TV season. We talk about Luke Cage (of course), a handful of new dramas and sitcoms, as well as the new seasons from returning favourites. NBC is still not forgiven.
Welcome to episode 48 in which Les Filles discuss their recently read, currently reading, and TBR piles. Set your wallets to Amazon, because we are about to add a whole bunch of books to your wishlist.
So little happened before, around, and during Rio 2016 that it was barely worth talking about. Don’t believe us? Just listen to this 2-hour episode in which Les Filles find absolutely nothing noteworthy to discuss. Well, maybe some people did well in gymnastics and others swam really, really fast, but it’s not like there were green pools, doping scandals, and a government in turmoil.
We would like to have a header image for this episode, but the IOC and/or NBC would sue us. Instead, imagine in this space some number of geometric shapes in some variety of colour.
Welcome to episode 46, wherein Les Filles reminisce about the books, TV, and movies that made these girls go geek. News out of ComicCon was discussed briefly, Ghostbusters was reviewed emotionally, and, rest assured, Pokemon Go was played throughout the recording, albeit silently. Not so silent were a laptop fan (it’s was hot!) and a nose-blowing husband.
Welcome to episode 45, in which one of the Filles went to Sweden, another survived the Brexit referendum, and the third lives in blissfully boring Canada. Also discussed are the Tonys and summer movie releases.
Welcome to episode 44. In part 1, it’s Russia versus Ukraine as we discuss the results of Eurovision 2016! In part 2, it’s Iron Man versus Captain America, Batman versus Superman, les Filles versus cinematic superhero fatigue!
Welcome to episode 43, in which we touch on some latest developments in the world of killing your TV faves and casting white dudes named Chris in everything forever, and then move on to our actual topic: reality TV!
Welcome to episode 42, in which one of us is exhausted, one of us is smug, and one of us is much more well-read than the other two.
(Hint, the smugness of an anglo-fille is directly proportionate to the hotness of her Prime Minister.)
Welcome to episode 41, where Les Filles tackle the immortal works of Alexandre Dumas (père) known as the D’Artagnan Romances and the various cinematic adaptations thereof. Prepare your sword, monsieur, for we are about to duel! (Is it weird that books whose title includes the word “musketeer” are mostly associated with rapiers and epees and not, you know, muskets?)
Welcome to our first episode of 2016! We continue our annual tradition of discussing the TV and movie awards season with a quick rundown of the Golden Globes and an eye towards the upcoming Oscars.
For the last episode of the year, Les Filles take a trip down memory lane and talk about some beloved old fandom wanks, as well as discussing new trends in fandom and creator/fan relations.
when you see drama going down in a fandom you aren’t in
when you see drama going down in a fandom you hate