Welcome to episode 71. The “we’re alive!” episode. We are, in fact, alive and we’re here to catch up on: The Avengers, Game of Thrones, Keanu Reeves, Robert Pattinson, Chernobyl, EL James, and Norwegian Royalty.
I promise the episode title makes sense in context.
Welcome to episode “nice!”, in which we discuss what we liked and didn’t like about Netflix’s Outlaw King, a movie about Robert the Bruce, starring Best Hollywood Chris. We also check in with some of Netflix’s other offerings in the realm of sexy history, and would you like to find out how much going to private (err… public?) school in Scotland would cost you?
Welcome to episode 68 (no, you didn’t miss episode 67, we’ll explain), our episode for July of 2018. Yes, I said July. Yes, I know what day it is. Don’t worry about it, as the great Jeff Goldblum once said, “Life gets in the way.”
We are one fille short, so are taking this opportunity to let you get to know one of us a little better. Get ready to hear about fancy dress, fancy food, harp playing, and a hungry cat.
Welcome to episode 66, which is three days late. (“But, Alina, isn’t this the April episode?” “I SAID THREE DAYS LATE.”) I promise it was worth the wait, as we’re once again joined by Cleolinda Jones! Today, we’re talking about the Star Wars films and murder bears that live in Cleo’s phone.
Welcome to episode 65! Also known as the one in which Alina was sure she could find a great pun for the title, but then gave up and gave in to her stupidest impulse. The “double O” refers to the Olympics and the Oscars, two things that happened that we will dissect and discuss in this two-parter.
We’ll talk about the Olympics first, the post-Oscar wrap-up begins at around 1 hour 5 minutes into the episode.
Welcome to episode 64, in which we come back from a month-long absence (we apologize, but everything happens to everyone in January). The Oscars are almost upon us! Pull up your conveniently laid out Wikipedia page and follow along as we share our thoughts. And while the Academy did a decent job with its nominations this year, there are still some choices we cannot forgive or, in some cases, understand.
Welcome to episode sixty-three, in which we ring out 2017 and ring in 2018. Make yourself some hot cocoa (with marshmallows) and listen to us share our family traditions. Warning, do not listen while hungry, it’s going to get very delicious at points. Also, maybe 2017 wasn’t all that bad. After all, this happened.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.