Episode 329 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E07 A Spell to End Magic in England

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the guys are currently watching, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the BBC production Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the series finale and consider how England will react to the re-emergence of magic.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave suggests checking out the Apple TV + literary series Dickinson whose use of anachronistic dialogue helps drive the half hour episodes. Wayne disagrees with many critics as he touts the HBO series Watchmen and asks viewers to consider there's more to a show than rigidly following the source material.

In Listener Feedback, Fred's wife makes an appearance, but he can only give Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell a passing grade. Not bad, but not great.

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Episode Grade: Dave A-  Wayne A

Series Grade: B+

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Episode 328 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E06 The Black Tower

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the Jonathan’s stay in Venice and his desire to employ his own madness as a means to make a connection with a fairy. Norrell’s feelings about Jonathan’s new book and the fact that he’s left lead him to use a spell that not only prevents the public from reading about magic but puts on display his own prowess as a magician.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave returns to the Royal Family in The Crown while Wayne sings the praises of the new Disney + streaming service and the opportunity to revisit favorites from his childhood.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands wonders about the tear Mr. Norrell sheds and whether madness is truly the key to making a physical connection with the fairy world. 

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 327 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E05 Arabella

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the impact the Battle of Waterloo has on Jonathan’s state of mind as he tries to resume his life with Arabella. We still don’t understand the Gentleman’s end game, and also discuss the morally ambiguous Stephen who seems to be torn about his association with the faerie at the center of the tale. Did Dave really compare Jonathan to Lamar Jackson?

In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne, once again, claims he’s done with The Walking Dead, but continues to love HBOs Watchmen and the associated source material. Continuing with his love of historical dramas, Dave has been watching the Catherine the Great mini-series and looks forward to season three of The Crown.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands asks whether Jonathan Strange suffers from PTSD and notices a connection between Arabella 2.0’s demand that Jonathan renounce all wives and the requirement that a vampire must be invited into a home. 

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Episode Grade: B+

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Episode 326 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01E04 All the Mirrors of the World

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the challenges Arabella and Jonathan face coping with the newness of marriage and the strained relationship with Mr. Norrell. Does Mr. Segundus have Lady Pole's best interests at heart, and how will Jonathan's discovery of the King's Roads impact English magic moving forward?

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave returns to the Netflix drama Atypical as its third season drops, and Wayne tackles all things Watchmen while still finding time for the new Jack Ryan series.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands agrees that the interplay between Bell and Jonathan remains the strength of the episode.

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Episode Grade: B+

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Episode 325 Roundtable Discussion: How Television Shows Bring People Together and Other Topics w/Dave, Wayne, and Fred

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch Fred Petrij (Fred from the Netherlands) joins Dave and Wayne live in the studio for a discussion of Fred's experiences at the St. Louis Earp-a-palooza, a Wynonna Earp fan convention and a behind the scenes look at television in The Netherlands. 

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave continues with Youtube's Impulse and like Wayne is excited with the new HBO series Watchmen. Despite his heavy genre television watching schedule, Fred finds time to watch the Canadian series Frankie Drake Mysteries.

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Discussion Grade: A+

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