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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

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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 3: Which Retelling Next?

Season 1 is almost done, and we've got Season 2 under way, but now we need YOUR help! What fairy tale retelling should we delve into next? We've got a couple of ideas of where to head to next, but it would be fun to see what you guys want to see us discuss. So… Continue reading Season 3: Which Retelling Next?

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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

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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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10 Beauty and the Beast Retellings to Read

Admit it, there's never enough top ten lists regarding Beauty and the Beast retellings. If you've read and loved the original story, and you've watched those movies, say no more! You totally want to try to read some of these. You really do. Now, I honestly haven't read most of these, and beyond Beauty and A Court of… Continue reading 10 Beauty and the Beast Retellings to Read

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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