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.
Les Filles are grateful to Peter Murphy for his time and insight. Some of Les Filles would like to note that unlike some others, Peter is not a scrub and takes advantage of living in Toronto and having the privilege of being able to go to TIFF and see all these wonderful films. Meanwhile, Alina is a scrub and feels bad and promises to mend the error of her ways.