Covering Jojo Rabbit (2019) in this episode leads the team to discuss the absurdist tone, unlearning prejudice, and the great shifts in plot from the original novel.
With all the love they have for the Addams family unit, we try very hard to find something to love in 2019’s animated reboot The Addams Family.
Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl try to get to the truth of Caging Skies by Christine Leunens while desperately trying to contain their anger at the main character.
In this episode, we get into the complexities of the first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, Northern Lights aka The Golden Compass.
Dorin and Kendyl cover the film The Goldfinch (2019), what it focused on from the very long book, how the themes came through, and how the characters were adapted.
Dorin, Jenn, and Kendyl discuss the character journeys in It Chapter Two (2019), the adult casting, and how the flashbacks worked with the story.
Jenn, Jess, and Kendyl dive into the third John Green novel that we’ve covered on Adaptation, Looking for Alaska. The group talks through the friendships, the pranks, and seeing others fully.
Corey and Kendyl are back for the movie adaptation Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (2019), still worrying over the portrayal of mental illness in this story, but also discussing how sympathetic the characters are and how the movie focuses the book themes.
Dorin and Kendyl read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, a 770 page book, and now they are tired. But they have just enough energy left to work through all the feelings that the book gave them in this episode.
Corey and Kendyl dive into the novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple and have a lot of feelings about recognizing when people need help, romanticizing mental illness, and creative outlets as a “cure” for depression.
Jenn, Corey, and Kendyl get into the remake of a movie that caused many a meltdown in 1995 and in the years since, The Lion King, and all the reasons to love and hate it.
In this episode, Adaptation covers Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the MCU after the blip, and a world without Tony.
Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl are ready to pledge loyalty eternal to Agent M while discussing the recent reboot, Men in Black: International (2019).
Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss Dark Phoenix (2019)—the character arcs, the dialogue, and the girl power—and how it all comes together.
In this episode, Adaptation discusses the greatest love story ever told, the badassery of Agnus Nutter, and all the fantastic bits and bobs that made Good Omens (2019) a great adaptation.
Dorin and Kendyl talk fate, types of love, and immigration stories in this episode on The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).
Jess, Jenn, and Kendyl dig into the myth, the humor, and the ineffability of Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
This episode was stolen from the time stream and Cap just returned it. Ridiculous. We weren’t supposed to notice it was even missing, but what can you do.
Anyway, this episode contains our discussion of Avengers: Endgame (2019), the character arcs and endings, and the fan service.
Jess and Kendyl read Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star and have a ton to say about destiny versus chance, identity, and the butterfly effect.
Dorin and Kendyl tackle Pet Sematary (2019), despite not being big fans of the source material. But there’s still plenty to discuss about the changes—good, bad, and scary.