In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we are joined again by our dear friend, Zoey, as we conclude our review of the PBS mini series Little Women. As promised, we spend our final discussion of this beloved story talking about Jo and Amy. Grab some peaches and a glass of sweet tea and listen in as we discuss the childhoods, challenges, and changes in the lives of these March sisters.
In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we are joined by our very dear friend, Zoey, as we discuss the PBS mini series Little Women. We focus on Meg and Beth in this episode and also give some history on Louisa May Alcott. Grab some coffee, jam, and biscuits and listen in on our conversation!
There is a good reason why Heidi Thomas did such an excellent job writing the screenplay for this mini series
Leah and Zoey give some history on Louisa May Alcott and transcendentalism
The beauty in the ordinary
Meg’s visit to “Vanity Fair”
Does Meg truly love Mr. Brooke?
Lauren’s passionate response to some people’s critique of Meg and her role as a wife and mother
The marriage counsel we learn from Little Women
The child birth scene
Mandy gets spoiled about Beth’s death
We all love Annes Elwy’s freckles
Beth’s social anxiety and Marmee’s desire to help Beth work through it
Dumbledore! We love Beth’s relationship with Dumbledore…I mean, Mr. Laurence
Beth is a natural caregiver
Beth’s illness and acceptance that she is going to die
Beth and Jo’s relationship
The beach scene
Would Beth’s life have been different if this story had taken place in today’s era?
Women’s rights: how far we have come…and how far we still need to go
Beth’s death scene
Parents that must walk their children through death
The relevance of Little Women
The book is called Little Women….not Jo March and Her Sisters
Beth’s sass and selflessness
We will be discussing Jo and Amy in our next episode
In this special episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we share our thoughts on Disney’s film adaptation of the 1963 Newbery medal winner A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This episode does contain potential spoilers, so listen at your own risk.
This episode is the last episode in which we discuss season one of Anne with an ‘E.’ We get deep with this episode even though none of us liked it. We also discuss our season 2 predictions.
the power of words
the real world
developing relationships with our children
Go Fund Me
JERRY! We give a shoutout to Aymeric Jett Montaz.
“It’s okay to ask for help.”
“Leave Jerry alone!”
Anne’s power of manipulation
Anne, Gilbert, and hipster cafes
Aunt Josephine’s kindess
Anne and Jerry’s sibling-like relationship
Matthew, depression, and suicide
We all agree that this entire episode just does not fit in with the rest of this series.
The absence of Anne from Green Gables and its effect on Matthew and Marilla
The lie that “we are all alone.”
Aunt Josephine’s clever contribution
George Eliot and our season 2 episode title prediction
The thugs: we are not happy with this plot line
If season 2 goes really dark, Lauren is done
If the thug plot line gets drawn out in season 2, Lauren WILL NOT WATCH IT!
Comparing Anne with Jane Eyre
Our season 2 predictions
Stay tuned after the episode for SEVERAL minutes of audio that is a combination of bloopers and extensions of conversations that have nothing to do with anything. We set a personal record for Team Friendship: “Longest Blooper Reel…so far”