It’s Crossover Appeal’s one-year anniversary, so pull the magic democracy plug and come join the dance of Mister Snake Miser! Walt and Annie talk corporate intrigue and fix all Damon Lindelof’s problems, by mashing up not one, not two, but FOUR special blast-from-the-past properties. Angelica Schuyler’s time travel causes even more problems than before, but not even the unholy union of Ben and Lucille can solve the problem that is Tobias. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for all of that crossover to the power of crossover goodness. Plus: our favorite recommendations from the last year, for all your reading and watching needs. Thanks for sticking with us this far, folks, and here’s to another great year!Continue reading “Ep27 – #yayhamlet + Lostrested Development”
Ep26 – Center Stage + Beowulf
When classical ballet meets Old English sagas, it’s a great Wishbone episode with hardcore butts. In ep 26, we explore the competitive worlds of monster fighting and professional ballet with monster moms and dance moms. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about toxic masculinity, Peter Gallagher’s exquisite eyebrows, and storytelling in all its performative forms.Continue reading “Ep26 – Center Stage + Beowulf”
Ep25 – The Song of the Lioness + The Mighty Ducks
Strap on your foot-blades and get your hand-blades ready, because this week, we’re joining the Tortall varsity hockey team! Ducks and knights fly together in episode 25, in which we cross over The Song of the Lioness, Tamora Pierce’s classic YA fantasy series, and The Mighty Ducks, Disney’s classic sports movie that spawned a 90s-worth of copycats. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for our discussion about redistricting, the dark epilogue to Freaky Friday, hot moms, and things Freddy Mercury could have liked.Continue reading “Ep25 – The Song of the Lioness + The Mighty Ducks”
Ep23 – The Remains of the Day + Wallace and Gromit
What’s that coming over the hill? It’s Anthony Hopkins in a pair of giant mechanical trousers! This week, we look at the most British-y of British stories, with the beautifully written and emotionally stunning The Remains of the Day, and the slapstick and wit of Wallace and Gromit. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about sad road trips, maniacal penguins, Anthony Hopkins on a skateboard, and lots of suggestions for things you definitely should not Google.
Potential fanfic title: The Remains of the Clay.Continue reading “Ep23 – The Remains of the Day + Wallace and Gromit”
Ep18 – The Lizzie Bennet Diaries + Blade Runner
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a future landscape in possession of a rogue cast of cyborgs, must be in want of crossover. In episode 18, we’re mashing up The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (our first web series!) and Blade Runner (not our first story about robots who look like people featuring Edward James Olmos!). Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about what it means to be human, real hero Charlotte Lu, and the awfulness of mansumptions.Continue reading “Ep18 – The Lizzie Bennet Diaries + Blade Runner”
Ep16 – The Great Gatsby + The Simpsons
Everything’s coming up Gatsby in this special birthday episode of Crossover Appeal! In episode 16, we’re taking Midwestern family values to a morally bankrupt Long Island summer town with The Great Gatsby and The Simpsons. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about outsiders destroyed by their glimpse into a new world, a new birthday song, and why girls can definitely be way more than beautiful little fools.Continue reading “Ep16 – The Great Gatsby + The Simpsons”
Ep15 – Les Misérables + Wreck-It Ralph
Who am I? I’m bad, and that’s good. I will never be good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be than me–24601!
In this episode, we look at what it means to be the villain and the hero, and why we need a video game version of one of the lesser French revolutions. Check out episode 15 on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for all our thoughts Javert’s mistaken character alignment (critical fail on charisma), the best minor character names since the Hunger Games, and revolutionary bros.Continue reading “Ep15 – Les Misérables + Wreck-It Ralph”
Ep14 – The Wee Free Men + Hot Fuzz
By the Power of Grayskull! In Ep14, we’re going to the English countryside, where nothing is as it seems, danger lurks around every pub, and keen skills of observation are your best defense. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for all our thoughts on the Greater Good, frying pans as weaponry, and how we are definitely humans.Continue reading “Ep14 – The Wee Free Men + Hot Fuzz”
Ep10 – It’s a Wonderful Life + A Christmas Carol
Episode 10 is up, and this week we’re getting in the holiday spirit (spOoOky!) with two stories about Christmas Eve and the supernatural figures who haunt us. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about the importance of human connection and generosity, why Zuzu and Tiny Tim need to fight, and the Book Mobile War Rig that will get us out of Pottersville.Continue reading “Ep10 – It’s a Wonderful Life + A Christmas Carol”
Ep8 – Jane the Virgin + Jurassic Park
Episode 8 is up, and we’re so happy to be spending some time talking about two pieces of media that bring us so much joy. This week we’re mashing up Jane the Virgin and Jurassic Park, which gets us talking all about what it means to find yourself in charge of a young life, dinosaur gynecology, and the dark cannibalistic period of the Beach Boys’ career. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for the full episode.