Ashley is overcome with emotion, Gricel refuses to acknowledge canon, and Bee reads a salacious diary entry from an unexpected source. The lady nerds share news about works covered in previous episodes, squee over their OTPs, and play an off-the-mark First Impressions.
Ashley reshapes the narrative to give lady mice agency, Gricel reveals a surprising role model, and Bee finally forces the others to watch one of her favorite shows of all time. The lady nerds confirm the book is always better than the movie, talk about the works that have inspired them, and play First Impressions.
Fueled by egg nog, holiday cookies, and candy canes, the lady nerds look back on the works they discussed in 2017 and, in the spirit of the season, mercilessly pit them against each other to award “Sockies” in 10 categories. Happy Holidays!
Ashley wants Jane Austen fanfic from the gents’ perspective, Gricel gets all the feels thanks to Pixar and Batman, and Bee has something in common with Mary Lennox. The lady nerds respond to your astute Persuasion feedback, discuss the works that hit them in the heartstrings this year, and play First Impressions.
In which we discuss the merits of sense vs. sensibility, consider the virtues of Austen’s gents, and have a lively discussion on “the marriage plot” and how Jane set the bar for happy-ever-after a little too high (ruining romance for all). All this and more as the Bluestockings share their thoughts on Jane Austen’s Persuasion and subsequent film adaptations.
Gricel doth protest too much, Bee eulogizes the greatest canine actor of our time, and Ashley starts a surprising conversation on the morality of Turkish delight. The lady nerds discuss their favorite fictional foods, discover they are all Elinor Dashwood, and play First Impressions.
In which inner children wage war with outer adults, the ethical implications of magic love towns are discussed, and the ladies are delighted by dancing trolls, singing mushrooms, and gossiping mice. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the TV miniseries The 10th Kingdom.