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The Lit Crit Critters Podcast
25 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
How Trese's Themes, Characters & Plot Brought the Philippines to Life
Trese was steeped in Filipino Folklore, but it showed much more than just the Philippines' myths and legends. In this episode, we discuss some of the themes and elements that only Filipinos or those familiar with the Philippines would understand in Trese. We also discuss how key characters in the series helped flesh out a version of the Philippines that feels just as real despite its fantastical elements. Did you catch any themes in Trese that weren't discussed in this episode? Tell us about it on Twitter @LitCritCritters.
18 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Trese's Filipino Folklore Explained
Trese brings Filipino Folklore to life on the silver screen. Filipino Folklore is filled with amazing creatures, beasts, monsters, spirits etc, and we were so excited to see them in action in Trese. In this episode, we discuss our first experiences with Filipino Folklore and explain the creatures or beings featured in Trese. Tell us what you thought of Trese and the creatures, monsters, etc. in the anime on Twitter! Follow us @LitCritCritters.
23 minutes | May 30, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon vs. Over the Moon: Why Cultural References are Not Enough to Make a Good Story
Raya and the Last Dragon had a lot of hype surrounding its release. Being the first Southeast Asian princess, expectations were high that the story would introduce an Southeast Asian Disney princess that people in Southeast Asian countries, like Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines could relate to and see themselves through. This episode questions if Raya did a good job of creating another Asian Disney Princess that more SE Asians could identify with or if it completely missed the mark. Join our conversation on Twitter, @LitCritCritters!
21 minutes | May 22, 2021
The Mitchells vs. The Machines -- Themes That Make It Amazing
The Mitchells vs. The Machines was a surprise hit. Loved by both audiences and critics, The Mitchells vs. The Machines proved that great animation comes from different studios. Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks have long dominated animated movies from the west. The Mitchells vs. The Machines reveals how new perspectives can breath new life into animated movies. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LitCritCritters!
15 minutes | May 14, 2021
Going beyond Disney — What Makes The Mitchells vs The Machines Work
Disney and Pixar practically have a monopoly on good animated films (at least according to the Academy Awards), but there are great animated movies that come out of other studios too. One of these, of course, is The Mitchells vs The Machines. Loud, bright, and enjoyable, The Mitchells vs The Machines was a ride from start to finish. In this episode, we discuss what makes the movie work, despite not really conforming to traditional patterns set by companies like Disney and their billion-dollar blockbusters. The Mitchells and The Machines felt fresh—we discuss to see why.
15 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Title: How Kaguya Sama: Love is War’s Hyperbolic Approach shows the Truth about crushes & relationships
The way Kaguya Sama: Love is War exaggerates crushes and love may not be too far from the truth. We discuss how realistic the anime actually is about love.
17 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Valentine’s Day Special: Perfect TV Boyfriends
In this special Valentine’s Day episode, the girls get together and talk about TV characters that would make the perfect boyfriend.
13 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Bridgerton Season 2 - Predictions, Expectations, And Themes We'd Like To See
Bridgerton Season 2 has been confirmed by Netflix. And since Season 1 was such a ride, we definitely have a few thoughts to share about what or who we want to see more of in Season 2. In this episode, we discuss some predictions, expectations, and themes that we think Bridgerton Season 2 needs to explore.
16 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Bridgerton Season 1 - How Honesty Can Make or Break Relationships
Honesty, or the lack thereof, played a huge part in Bridgerton Season 1's narrative and its central conflicts. In this episode, we discuss how the absence of honesty breaks relationships, and how its presence could have saved one couple in the show.
12 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Driver's License - Why It's So Relatable
In this episode, we analyze the themes behind Olivia Rodrigo's "Driver's License," and explore why the song became such a massive hit.
15 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 - Themes That Could Have Saved the Movie
Wonder Woman 1984 explored a lot of themes during its 2.5-hour runtime. In this final episode of our WW84 series, we discuss the various themes that the film featured, and how it could have explored them better.
16 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 - Why We Needed More Cheetah and a Female Maxwell Lord
Wonder Woman 1984 featured two villains, and this probably wasn't the best idea. In this episode, we discuss the missed potential of Wonder Woman 1984's villains, and how a female Maxwell Lord could have made the movie a lot better. And why Cheetah needed more screen time.
17 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 - Why Steve Trevor Was The Best Part of the Movie
Wonder Woman 1984 had its flaws, but that doesn't mean the entire movie wasn't enjoyable. In this episode, we discuss one of the best parts of the film--AKA Steve Trevor.
18 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 Review - Why It Was Disappointing
After a long wait, Wonder Woman 1984 was watched by millions across the globe, and the reaction was... a bit "meh." For our pilot episode, we discuss Wonder Woman 1984's plot and why it disappointed audiences and critics alike.
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