Bee holds a science class, Ashley receives the best gift ever, and Gricel boldly takes us where many fans have gone before. The lady nerds are technically correct, share their favorite musical moments in non-musical works, and announce the final selections in their Spring Into Space series.
Gricel is happy her recommendations are well-received, Bee enthuses over a last-minute pick for best media of 2018, and Ashley praises the physics of underwater hair. The lady nerds award the “Best Heroine” Sockie, gush over winter 2018's new superhero movies, and share their 2019 reading resolutions.
Gricel tries to rationalize the appeal of While You Were Sleeping, Ashley watches everything Netflix has to offer, and Bee is charmed by a little bear from Darkest Peru. The lady nerds list their 2018 favorites, try to make connections between unconnected works, and announce their Spring Into Space.
In which we discuss the relatability (or not) of Bridget Jones, consider depictions of women in the media and the “not like other girls” trope, and go off the rails at the sight of Colin "Pornstache" Firth. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the book Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.
Bee demonstrates a sense of poise and rationality, Gricel does her best Ashley impression, and Ashley provides legal counsel. The lady nerds reminisce about the roots of their love of Queen, share their favorite children’s works discovered as adults, and debate whether their next selection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
In which we have a jolly holiday scrutinizing Mary and Bert's relationship, learn about the suffragettes' strategic use of kites in the fight for political equality, and discuss the Edwardian nanny's nebulous position in the household. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the book and film (and musical) Mary Poppins.
Bee is amused by the predictive powers of Sherlock, Ashley reveals her shower song, and Gricel makes a case for an upcoming episode. The lady nerds belatedly discuss Moriarty, ponder the power of fanfiction, and compare their favorite book adaptations.