Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mary Reilly (1996)

Taking its inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Gothic delight, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Valerie Martin spins out a lovely, little tale of her own in Mary Reilly from the perspective of the eponymous housemaid. It is framed as her journal entries from her time in the house of Dr Jekyll, presenting Stevenson’s tale from a slightly askew angle.

Mary Reilly (1996)

Frankenstein (2015)

There are many versions of Frankenstein across popular culture, from the sublime (James Whale’s 1931 masterpiece, Young Frankenstein, Penny Dreadful) to the ridiculous (I, Frankenstein; Victor Frankenstein. Shudder). They are characters seared into the public consciousness, even if Shelley’s novel has become one of the most misremembered books as a result of this popularity. I shall never forget my father’s face as he observed, bemusedly, that Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 version was one of the more accurate ones. But Frankenstein is so universal that it continues to be adaptable, to be malleable in the hands of other would-be creators. The myth…

Frankenstein (2015)

Episode 34 – The Fall Episode 3: The Gates of Light

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn’t be more excited! HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound. We’ll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again. Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years. JoJcast

Episode 34 – The Fall Episode 3: The Gates of Light

Episode 33 – The Fall Episode 2: His Troubled Thoughts

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn’t be more excited! HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound. We’ll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more… so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again. Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years. JoJcast

Episode 33 – The Fall Episode 2: His Troubled Thoughts

Episode 29 – ScreenDump: Our Emmys Predictions

We live in a golden age of TV and what better way to celebrate it than hosting a long, glitzy award ceremony? This Sunday brings the 68th Emmy Awards to our screens with some of the finest television shows and films ever to grace the our homes in competition. Groundbreaking comedies, fantasy epics, political dramas and some of the most heart-wrenching scenes this side of Watership Down all vie for glory and we give you our lowdown on the best, the worst, the ones we think should win and the ones who probably will! So join us for a big…

Episode 29 – ScreenDump: Our Emmys Predictions

Episode 30 – Pod Sounds: Modern Classics

As we await the release of Bon Iver’s new album, ’22, A Million’ we look back on his influential debut album ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ and hail it as a Modern Classic. But what makes a Modern Classic and what other 21st Century albums should be put atop the pedestal of ‘Classics’? Jo & J dig ruthlessly into modern music and find out which albums can sit alongside Horses, Dark Side of the Moon, Sgt Peppers, Pet Sounds and Nevermind as… All Time Classic Albums. Let us know your picks, which albums have we neglected and what makes a classic…

Episode 30 – Pod Sounds: Modern Classics

Episode 31 – ScreenDump: What makes casting actors against type so effective?

Sir Patrick Stewart just blew us…away! Despite having been fans of the man behind Captain Jean Luc Picard, Professor X and Alistair Burke in Frasier for many years, his performance in this year’s visceral Green Room got us to thinking… what makes casting against type so effective? So enjoy this latest ScreenDump covering all things typecasting including our Top 10 Roles Where an Actor Was Cast Against Type. Thanks SirPatStew for shaking our preconceptions, long may it continue. JoJcast PS: Huge props to @SixSidedDiaries for possibly the most perfect example of casting against type! https://twitter.com/sixsideddiaries

Episode 31 – ScreenDump: What makes casting actors against type so effective?

Episode 32 – The Fall: S03 Ep 01: Silence & Suffering

The Fall is back, Gillian Anderson is back, Jamie Dornan is back and JoJcast couldn’t be more excited! HoBoJoBo & Meerkuts will be breaking down every single episode of Season Three immediately after they air but be careful, spoilers abound. We’ll go into detail about the show, its cast, the difficult subjects it covers and much much more so be prepared to go deep into the gritty world of Stella Gibson and Paul Spector once again. Join in, tweet us your questions and let us know your thoughts on one of the best crime dramas of recent years. JoJcast

Episode 32 – The Fall: S03 Ep 01: Silence & Suffering