Strap on your bear armor, and get out your dimension-hopping knife, because today we’re jumping into the cozy familial love-fest of Netflix sitcom Once Upon a Time, and mashing it up with the bonkers philosophical adventuring of the His Dark Materials series. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for an episode that hits harder than a bear wearing armor, as we discuss the way that issues work best in a sitcom setting, what daemon various family members would have, why physicists can be moms or not, and the absolute joy of Rita Moreno, whether or not she is eating a baby owl.
Where to find this week’s pop culture (as of show date):
- One Day at a Time is currently streaming on Netflix.
- His Dark Materials is available to borrow at your local library or to purchase at your favorite indie bookstore.
Readers’ advisory, aka other stuff we like that we think you’ll like, too:
- Jane the Virgin
- Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
- The Poet X
- In the Heights
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Black-ish and Grown-ish
- Fresh off the Boat
- Sonia Flew
- The Adventure Zone: Balance
- The Dreamblood Books
- The Curse of Chalion
- A Darker Shade of Magic
- Jupiter Ascending
- Once Upon a Time in the North
- The Time Quartet
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- The Sally Lockhart books
Other ideas for which daemons work best in sitcom format? Want polar bears to run the EPA? Suggestions for future crossovers? Just want to say hi? Email us at email@example.com, share your daemon at our Facebook page, and tweet us about all the feelings you have about Hester and Lydia. Ratings and reviews make us almost as happy as One Day at a Time being renewed for a third season.