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Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Classic novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free zone, Beau and Sammi will watch any modern adaptation, no matter the budget, cast, or level of silliness.

Latest Episodes

Shakespeare ReTold: Much Ado About Nothing

Sammi and Beau are BACK with a new episode AND a new theme song! Join them as they close out the 4-part series Shakespeare ReTold and talk hair, stalkers, and refreshing updates to this beloved play.

37 MIN1 weeks ago
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Shakespeare ReTold: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sammi and Beau return with the third and most underwhelming installment of their Shakespeare ReTold Series. An adaptation that wasn't sure what it wanted to be, was at times very disjointed, with some humor that didn't quite land and the most un-funny Bottom yet seen. This episode is packed with Puka Shell Energy.

59 MINAUG 14
Comments
Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare ReTold: Macbeth

This week Sammi and Beau are back (with some new recording equipment so patience please) with Part II of their series on Shakespeare ReTold. This time it's the Scottish Play at bat in a perfectly blood-soaked modernization featuring powerful performances from James MacAvoy, Richard Armitage, and Keeley Hawes. Pull up a chair and a glass of something red.

76 MINJUL 22
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Shakespeare ReTold: Macbeth

Shakespeare ReTold: Taming of the Shrew

Sammi and Beau begin their 4-Part series on Shakespeare ReTold from 2006, beginning with the Shirley Henderson/Rufus Sewell powerhouse that it Taming of the Shrew. A perfectly imperfect adaptation that nevertheless impresses the viewer with the powerful chemistry and near-flawless comedic timing between the two leads. As a bonus, seeing Rufus Sewell in fishnet stockings checked one item off of Beau's bucket list.

54 MINJUL 2
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Shakespeare ReTold: Taming of the Shrew

Strange Brew (1983)

Beau and Sammi head to the Great White North for a light-hearted take on Hamlet - yes, you read that right. Crack a beer, hoser. We're watching Strange Brew

70 MINJUN 18
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Strange Brew (1983)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Beau and Sammi discuss Joss Whedon's 2012 take on Much Ado About Nothing. While it may never dethrone the 90's version, this is a movie that is impossible to dislike thanks to it's sparkling cast of characters.

69 MINMAY 22
Comments
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

O (2001)

Beau and Sammi try to wade through Tim Blake Nelson's modern take on Othello, with mixed results. While this movie was very well done and very true-to-text, it left us wondering if Modern adaptations of the tragedies don't need to be a bit *less* true to text.

99 MINAPR 27
Comments
O (2001)

Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

#Shakesyear continues with Kenneth Branagh's attempt to meld Shakespeare and 1930's Cinema in what was ultimately a wet pile of words, soundstages, and bizarre musical numbers. We should have loved it, given our fondness for the works of Baz Luhrmann, but it just didn't work for us, resulting in the shortest episode of Excessively Diverted yet. Maybe we'll have better luck next time

53 MINMAR 26
Comments
Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

King Of Texas (2002)

Beau and Sammi step deep in the heart of Texas in this odd, made-for-tv adaptation of King Lear and emerge with the best catchphrase yet heard on this show.

66 MINMAR 12
Comments
King Of Texas (2002)

Episode 40 - A Midsummer Night's Rave

Sammi and Beau finally hit a bump in the road that is #Shakesyear with 'A Midsummer Night's Rave,' a film that's certainly a good idea in theory but so poorly produced that it was hard to get invested in either the characters or plot.

65 MINFEB 19
Comments
Episode 40 - A Midsummer Night's Rave

Latest Episodes

Shakespeare ReTold: Much Ado About Nothing

Sammi and Beau are BACK with a new episode AND a new theme song! Join them as they close out the 4-part series Shakespeare ReTold and talk hair, stalkers, and refreshing updates to this beloved play.

37 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Shakespeare ReTold: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sammi and Beau return with the third and most underwhelming installment of their Shakespeare ReTold Series. An adaptation that wasn't sure what it wanted to be, was at times very disjointed, with some humor that didn't quite land and the most un-funny Bottom yet seen. This episode is packed with Puka Shell Energy.

59 MINAUG 14
Comments
Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare ReTold: Macbeth

This week Sammi and Beau are back (with some new recording equipment so patience please) with Part II of their series on Shakespeare ReTold. This time it's the Scottish Play at bat in a perfectly blood-soaked modernization featuring powerful performances from James MacAvoy, Richard Armitage, and Keeley Hawes. Pull up a chair and a glass of something red.

76 MINJUL 22
Comments
Shakespeare ReTold: Macbeth

Shakespeare ReTold: Taming of the Shrew

Sammi and Beau begin their 4-Part series on Shakespeare ReTold from 2006, beginning with the Shirley Henderson/Rufus Sewell powerhouse that it Taming of the Shrew. A perfectly imperfect adaptation that nevertheless impresses the viewer with the powerful chemistry and near-flawless comedic timing between the two leads. As a bonus, seeing Rufus Sewell in fishnet stockings checked one item off of Beau's bucket list.

54 MINJUL 2
Comments
Shakespeare ReTold: Taming of the Shrew

Strange Brew (1983)

Beau and Sammi head to the Great White North for a light-hearted take on Hamlet - yes, you read that right. Crack a beer, hoser. We're watching Strange Brew

70 MINJUN 18
Comments
Strange Brew (1983)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Beau and Sammi discuss Joss Whedon's 2012 take on Much Ado About Nothing. While it may never dethrone the 90's version, this is a movie that is impossible to dislike thanks to it's sparkling cast of characters.

69 MINMAY 22
Comments
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

O (2001)

Beau and Sammi try to wade through Tim Blake Nelson's modern take on Othello, with mixed results. While this movie was very well done and very true-to-text, it left us wondering if Modern adaptations of the tragedies don't need to be a bit *less* true to text.

99 MINAPR 27
Comments
O (2001)

Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

#Shakesyear continues with Kenneth Branagh's attempt to meld Shakespeare and 1930's Cinema in what was ultimately a wet pile of words, soundstages, and bizarre musical numbers. We should have loved it, given our fondness for the works of Baz Luhrmann, but it just didn't work for us, resulting in the shortest episode of Excessively Diverted yet. Maybe we'll have better luck next time

53 MINMAR 26
Comments
Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

King Of Texas (2002)

Beau and Sammi step deep in the heart of Texas in this odd, made-for-tv adaptation of King Lear and emerge with the best catchphrase yet heard on this show.

66 MINMAR 12
Comments
King Of Texas (2002)

Episode 40 - A Midsummer Night's Rave

Sammi and Beau finally hit a bump in the road that is #Shakesyear with 'A Midsummer Night's Rave,' a film that's certainly a good idea in theory but so poorly produced that it was hard to get invested in either the characters or plot.

65 MINFEB 19
Comments
Episode 40 - A Midsummer Night's Rave

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