Episode #296: A Passive Hero

In what might be the biggest difference of opinion Dorin and Kendyl have ever had about a film, the two discuss The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), the structure and tone, and most importantly, the waistcoats.

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Episode #295: In Need of BSC Merch

In this episode, the hosts do their best to cover the extensive series The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin, reminisce about childhood reading, and find that choosing your favorite baby-sitter is a lot like therapy.

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Episode #294: The Cheese Is Thick with This One

In this episode, the Adaptation hosts break down their issues with Artemis Fowl (2020)…and there are many.

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Episode #293: Bright Places Will Guide You Home

Jess and Kendyl cover the film All the Bright Places (2020), how it played with audience focus and expectations, and how fixing someone else doesn’t fix you.

Trigger warning: Just like the novel, this episode contains discussion of suicide, depression, mental illness, abuse, grief, and death. Please, keep yourself safe and skip this episode if these topics could be harmful to you. If you do proceed, please keep in mind that we are in no way mental health experts.

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Episode #292: Only Seeing the Bright Places

Jess and Kendyl discuss Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places, mental health, grief, recovery, and seeing the whole of a person.

Trigger warning: Just like the novel, this episode contains discussion of suicide, depression, mental illness, abuse, grief, and death. Please, keep yourself safe and skip this episode if these topics could be harmful to you. If you do proceed, please keep in mind that we are in no way mental health experts.

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Episode #291: Genius, Billionaire, Criminal, Philanthropist

Jess, Jenn, and Kendyl discuss the first two books in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer, its calculating protagonist, middle grade humor, and their favorite play on words… ever?

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Episode #290: That Which We Call a Daisy

Dorin and Kendyl tackle David Copperfield by Charles Dickens—a marathon novel with a large cast of outlandish characters—with a focus on identity, David’s surprising faith in people, and an even more unexpected defense of Dora.

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Episode #289: The Magic That Connects Us

Is The Secret Garden the perfect book for quarantine? Dorin and Kendyl think it just might be, with it’s fresh-baked-bread-wholesomeness, themes of how nature connects us all, and early meditations on mental health.

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Commentary #21: Mulan (1998)

Adaptation gets down to business in this commentary on the 1998 Disney film Mulan!

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Episode #288: The Highbury Farce

The colors. The music. The farce. There was so much to love about the 2020 film adaptation of Emma and the team gets into it in this episode, but not without a few disagreements along the way.

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Commentary #20: Emma (1996)

Jess, Jenn, and Kendyl watch the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma in what might be the most talk-filled commentary we’ve ever done.

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REWIND #62: Engagingly Clueless Emma

Relisten to this 2013 episode where Jess and Kendyl cover Emma by Jane Austen and what it means to like and root for a main character.

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Episode #287: Two All the Boys

The team is back to praising Lana Condor’s acting while covering To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020), even though they have some fairly big issues with the movie’s structure. But who can say no to John Ambrose McLaren?

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Episode #286: The Fantabulous Hot Mess of One Harley Quinn

In this episode, Jenn and Kendyl have some differing reactions to Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020), from the pacing to the character interpretations.

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Episode #285: What Would Stormy Do?

Is there anything like the nostalgia we have for middle school? Can we ever really see ourselves clearly? Will some people be bonded to you forever? Corey, Jenn, and Kendyl dive deep into the world of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys universe with the second book in the series, P.S. I Still Love You.

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Episode #284: The Daemon of Honk

Jess, Dorin, and Kendyl watched the first series of His Dark Materials (2019- ) and talk through the timeline, daemon, and character adaptations in this episode.

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Episode #283: The Transformative Little Women

Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss the 2019 film adaptation Little Women, the important character beats, and how it compares to past adaptations.

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REWIND #113: Little Women by Lousia May Alcott

Relisten to the 2015 episode in which Jess and Kendyl discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, remembering how they felt reading it in younger years and how their opinions have changed.

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Episode #282: But I Believe Elsa Can Save the World

It might not technically be an adaptation, but the hosts couldn’t resist talking about Frozen II (2019): the emotional new songs, cute new sidekicks, and Kristoff’s Best Boyfriend award.

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