Episode 213: Adaptations
This week, Josh and Dietrich are joined by special guest Quentin White to discuss adaptations. A topic that they've touched on several times, the trio dig deep into some of the more recent adaptations, looking on what makes the jump from page to screen a successful one. They look at the surreal visual spectacles of Bryan Fuller's Hannibal and Noah Hawley's Legion, two television shows that have used every tool at their disposal to create extraordinary interpretations of gothic horror and psychic warfare. They discuss why television seems to be so much more fertile ground for adaptations, with the ability to luxuriate in character building and storytelling in a way that film struggles. Quentin and Dietrich talk about the recent American Gods series on HBO, and how choosing to drift from the books generated several of the season's most compelling episodes. In addition, Quentin learns about the talented but procrastinating author Patrick Rothfuss, Dietrich enjoys a collection of interviews about the history of the USO, and Josh begins his summer project to revisit the Dark Tower series. Finally, they wrap up with a discussion of a show about women in the wrestling ring, and Josh recommends a documentary about one of the most bizarre subjects we've ever seen. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.