Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly, David, and Julia tackle Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its place in the larger Harry Potter expanded universe. Spoilers? Yes! Possibly accurate speculation? Yes! Sorry this one ran even longer than normal, but… Harry Potter!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week hosts Holly and David tackled one of their favorite topics, time travel. In particular, the conversation revolves around stories where there are multiple time travelers or time travel events happening at one point in history – thus “compounded time travel.” Bunches of small spoilers, but for recent things, definitely spoilers for Terminator Genisys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Flashpoint.
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week hosts Holly and David were joined by Julia to discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. As Julia said, she had… thoughts. And as Holly said, she had to talk to someone about it! Spoilers abound as we describe and take apart this play. Sorry it’s a little long, but hey, it’s shorter than the 5 hours it would take to see the play…
Having just read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – and planning to podcast on it for Sunday – I thought back to this post originally from our 2014 A to Z Challenge. The original post sparked quite a bit of conversation so if you’re interested, definitely click through to read that. Even just reading my own thoughts here, it’s fascinating looking at what has since happened, in the form of a sequel story like Cursed Child. Anyway, hope you enjoy!
So maybe you’ve heard about it, and maybe you haven’t, but recently Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling did an interview saying that she thought that Hermione Granger and Harry Potter should have ended up together, instead of Hermione and Ron Weasley.
In keeping with our A to Z challenge, I will look a bit at why this doesn’t work for these characters, but I also want to look at the idea of an author making these sorts of declarations or changes after the fact. So it’s sort of a character study… hey, they both start with H, that has to count for something, right?
So in honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child I thought it would be fun to remember some of my favorite moments from Harry Potter. These books are ones that David and I have both loved and I am excited to read this next chapter in the life of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Throughout the books there have been just superb moments that were heartbreaking, funny, exciting, or just plain awesome. So here are some of my favorite moments, characters, or things from Harry Potter.