Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 6: Bronze – an interactive text adventure

For the season finale of Beauty and the Beast, Mari and Meg try to double team an interactive text adventure of what turns out to be a very dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast. To play the game yourself, check out this website. Also take a look at the creator's blog to see other… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 6: Bronze – an interactive text adventure

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 5: Beautician and the Beast

This week Mari and Meg discuss 1997 Beautician and the Beast staring Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton! We can't believe this movie was actually released in theaters.....and that we considered it for a retelling. But it was such a blast to watch!! Don't forget to go vote for our Season 3 fairy tale or fable! Go… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 5: Beautician and the Beast

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Season 1, Episode 4: Beauty by Robin McKinley

Mari and Meg discuss a not so modern retelling, but one that is still very important to the Beauty and the Beast circle: Robin McKinley's Beauty! This book has more of a backstory for Beauty, it even gives her a proper name! They also discuss the importance of describing food and whether or not monkeys… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 4: Beauty by Robin McKinley

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 3: Faerie Tale Theatre Presents

This week Mari and Meg discuss The Beauty and the Beast episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Mostly we just giggle a lot at the obviously 80s of the show, even despite it trying to be regal and set in olden times. Also, Anjelica Huston pretty much steals this episode away. Meg tries to insist that there is… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 3: Faerie Tale Theatre Presents

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Season 1, Episode 2: A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Mari and Meg discuss one of the first modern Beauty and the Beast retellings! As mentioned last week, Belle is the original Young Adult Heroine?, so how does an actual modern New Adult book compare? Well, there are fairies, sex, giggling, and eye rolling. And yelling about boy names. Find out what about a book… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 2: A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Beauty and the Beast

Season 1, Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast

Click here to download Episode 1! Meg and Mari open their first season by discussing the classic original fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast! They focus on the original and first adaptation as it is frequently what is used in modern retellings. They make their checklist to use against the five modern retellings they'll be… Continue reading Season 1, Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast