Friday, March 15, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: TV Review! | A Discovery of Witches Season 1, The Binge!

Mod-Renee from The All Souls Discussion Group joins us today!
TV Review - The Binge!

Description: All Souls Discussion Group moderator, Renee joins us from Facebook’s largest group for delving into the All Souls Trilogy, its expanding list of books, and its television show. Administered by Deborah Harkness, this group is what we consider the epicenter of the fandom's origins. Renee's daily interaction with the group allows her to share unique perspectives when it comes to parsing this story, therefore we thought she'd be a perfect fit for talking about the TV series story arc. This is also our first episode interacting with Discussers this year! Yay! We missed you guys! A very long episode, so maybe take it in bites; but enjoy every one!

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way when it is released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.

Together again! This time in your ears! (left to right) Renee, Jean, Valerie & Angela/All Souls Con 2018, Philadelphia

In this episode: By the segment . . .
  • (00:43) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (03:16) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Lauren, Nancy, Jennifer & Chloe!
  • (30:48) Main discussion - see topics below
  • (55:34) Housekeeping - Thank you Stephen, Brenna & Alan
  • (1:19:00) Save It For the Show - Where was hot-mess Matthew?
  • (1:36:44) Last thoughts/Outro. 

Seems like some life reflection is going on with Matthew and Diana in this photo. If not, we'll do it for them!
  • Sympathy/Empathy for characters in the TV show vs. the books
  • Diana’s perspective vs. an omniscient perspective.
  • We needed more episodes
  • Is Gillian dead? A conspiracy theory
  • Keeping the little events that wasn’t on the show to ourselves/maintaining your own vision of some of the story
  • Little scenes we wished we could’ve seen
  • Perceptions of people who came from the books, or vice versa.
  • We wonder if Matthew’s behavior has worsened since Philippe's death
  • Favorite episodes (besides 7 ...  it seems 7 was the universal #1 among the 4 of us!)
  • The different ways we watched/streamed it
  • We got the growl!
  • The clever way that they established Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont early.
  • We love Agatha!
  • “All the time…”
  • Beheading? We’re really still doing that, guys?!
  • Stuff we disliked . . .
  • Higher end men’s attire, please!
  • Sept-Tours scenes; very plot-driven
  • Names are important? Sad trombone!
  • Matthew’s tie and the continuity error (or MAGIC! 🎩)
  • One Tesla? Or two (one in England and one in France)? Did they fly to France?
  • The abridged bundling scene
  • A non-reader perspective on the mating/bonding scene
  • Ysabeau appearing more cold and imperious in the TV show
  • We discuss Diana behaving like a child, but we note that she’s treated like one often
  • The witch water scene; it was beautiful in the TV show, however, we missed seeing Ysabeau singing Diana out of her trance.
  • Hot mess Matthew!
Special Thanks:
  • Thank you to our special guest this episode: Renee Rozniatoski!
  • Thank you to our Patron sponsors this episode: Dora Flores-Ryan & Wendy MacNeil!
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