Monday, April 5, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: A Discovery of Witches Season 2 - Our Closing Thoughts. 🎬

We'll be back in 6 weeks ... with chapters!

"That's a Wrap!"

Description: That's it for the season this year on the streaming services, and that's it for us until (on/about) the middle of May! We share our fond memories of covering the 10 episodes of this season, along with what we loved, and parts that, in our opinions, maybe fell a little short. Overall, this season -- for us -- did just what it was supposed to as far as bringing our favorite book of the series to the television screen! All gripes should be taken with a grain of salt, and a healthy dose of laughter! Life is short. Laugh!

We'll talk to you again in May, with Take 81 - ch 12 of The Book of Life!

The Matthew/Philippe relationship was well executed this season.
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 as episodes are 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.

  • Sheila Hancock as Goody was delightful.
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:20) Editor's note - We have a giveaway!
  • (01:55) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (06:52) Main discussion - Our thoughts about Season2 (good, bad, indifferent) sponsored by Eric Ravensclaw
  • (50:09) Housekeeping - Thank you, Stephen, Christine, Jennifer, and Becca — sponsored by Laurie Warren
  • (58:22) Save It For the Show - The hints we gathered about S3 - and other stuff (and things) - Sponsored by Norma Young
  • (1:12:55) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page.
  • (1:14:22) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Our thoughts about Season2 (good, bad, indifferent)
  • Angela loved the FX, the sets, and the pacing.
  • Jean loved Kit’s characterization, the modern episodes, and the scenes with the Queen. She also enjoyed that we saw Matthew’s spy craft in full view.
  • We are kind of upset that daemons aren’t really listened to. We can all see how they are deemed as second class citizens. But, we can tell this is purposeful.
  • The Peter and Gerbert plotting - we loved that. We hate that the congregation is actually a farce, but we love that this production shows it.
  • Val loved that we got to see the “Venice Vampires”
  • Louisa was great for us! The acting, her costumes, and putting a face to Matthew's scary sister!
  • Episode 5 and 6 - perfection!
  • Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer really upped their games this season.
  • The entire cast did exceptionally well.
  • We enjoyed the expanded point of view outside of Diana’s head.
  • We got to see Diana’s hot messiness as well as Matthew's!
  • It was no mistake that Ysabeau was holding the KOL seal at the end.
  • We appreciated Ysabeau’s empathy towards Baldwin this season.
  • We loved the portrayal of Philippe by James Purefoy. Perfection.
  • The heart vein scene confused us in its placement.
  • The miniatures - mainly just the appearance of them. But maybe being book readers, that’s part of our conditioning.
  • Angela loves Stephen. She didn’t like how he was depicted in this season.
  • Jean is confused as to why Cecil was portrayed as such a sinister character; in the books he seemed intimidating, in the show he was downright scary.
  • Valerie is quite confused about Walter and Henry’s purpose? Also the witches in the Coven?
  • The term “Dark Magic” is troublesome, but we understand in stories why it’s depicted as “dark”.
  • Jean LOVED that we got to see Philippe presenting a wedding gift to Matthew, along with a great back-story. And she doesn’t care, she’s constructed her theory about Philippe’s relationship with the Goddess, and she's sticking to it, until someone shatters her dreams!
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO GILLIAN? Angela has called off the search party. Jean and Valerie are still on the hunt.

Seriously ... a little closure would be nice!
Special Thanks:
  • Thank you to our Patron sponsors this episode: Eric Ravensclaw, Laurie Warren & Norma Young
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The promo pic for our 2015 All Souls Con panel!
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Diana, on this day, was BREATHTAKING!

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