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 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 third year of podcasting, starting with a mystery topic. No, a literal mystery, as in we’re discussing detective fiction. Was Murder, She Wrote a staple on your screen growing up? Does Agatha Christie have pride of place on your bookshelf? Join Les Filles to chat about some favourites!
“But I didn’t do it!” You protest. “Oh no, dear, I’m afraid you did,” Jessica Fletcher says, not unkindly. Her eyes are sympathetic as the police drag you away. (No, seriously, there was literally an episode in which a woman is innocent of the crime and Jessica Fletcher still somehow proves her guilty.)
We wrap up our third year of podcasting with a between-guests palate cleanser, presenting a grab-bag of topics: Mads Mikkelsen at Fan Expo Canada; the latest buzz from TIFF; Benedict Cumberbatch’s failed attempts at a Boston Accent; Tom Hiddleston’s allegedly successful attempt to a southern one; and Tom Hardy’s apparently successful attempt at playing two people at once, neither of whom loved dogs (one presumes).
Welcome to episode 35 in which we welcome Mikki Kendall, writer of the Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special (on sale now!), to chat to us about writing comics and historical fiction (and, tangentially, about: vodka, politics, Duchess Kate’s shiny hair, and the pain of explaining Tinder to your aunt).
Not only did NBC choose not to pick up Hannibal‘s fourth season, effectively ending the show, but to add insult to injury, they moved the remaining episodes to Saturday. Les Filles have many emotions concerning all of these developments leading to an emergency recording of our second short-form, point-five episode. A regular July episode will still be going up later in the month.
Welcome to episode 25, in which we kick off our third year with a special guest. Maya joins us to talk about all the things that books, TV, and film get wrong. She brings with her some scientific perspective, to round out our already fairly comprehensive litany of legal and cultural complaints.
Greetings, listeners! Fear not, a proper episode is still coming to you in February, for we have many, many thoughts about the Olympics and some of them are even about topics other than the ranking order of Olympic figure skaters’ behinds.
Meanwhile, Hannibal season 2 has a premier date of February 28th. The fannibals are preparing to feast, the only question is will you be a dinner guest or will you be dinner?
You have 2 weeks to catch up on season 1, and to help convince you that you should, here is the episode we recorded last October with the ever-gracious Cleolinda as our guest.