46. Enola Holmes

Kaylia and, special guest host, Leah talk about this YA novel turned movie. We discuss crappy parenting choices, crappy writing choices, and how charming Mille Bobby Brown is. Was Enola a Mary Sue, a perfect iteration of a young naive girl, a heroine worth rooting for, or maybe a bit of everything? We also discuss the gross misogyny of Sherlock, the villainess of Mycroft, and how the movie really, really, changed the tone, characters, scope, point, and overall EVERYTHING-ness of the book. Plus Kaylia can’t decide if the French words in this English world written by the American author should get the French, English, or American/Kaylia pronunciation.

Special Cohost… Leah!

This picture is old… but since we refernce dressing up in special outfits… I thought it would be fun to post it. This was probably circa 2003.

Anyway, Leah has a degree in English, two daughters, and LOTS of opinions about YA novels with badly written sex scenes.

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Enola Holmes is a 2020 mystery film based on the first book in the young adult fiction series of the same name by Nancy Springer. The story is about the teenage sister of the already-famous Sherlock Holmes, who goes to London in search of her mother who has disappeared. The film is directed by Harry Bradbeer, from a screenplay by Jack ThorneMillie Bobby Brown stars as the title character, while also serving as a producer on the film. Henry CavillSam Claflin, and Helena Bonham Carter also star.

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Show Notes / Sources

Everything you ever wanted to know about… the word Marquess

Everything you ever wanted to know about ballasts.

(Note: Nautical Brother In Law confirmed that rocks had no business hanging out in the bottom of the boat. The mystery continues.)

Why we don’t say “the G Word” anymore.


Back to the Future Part 3 and the hidden bullet stopper. 

Regular Batman vs the Dark Knight

Taming of the Shrew


Mary Sue

“not like other girls”

The Pick Me

Hercule Poirot

In case you thought Leah was exaggerating… Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate sues Netflix for giving Sherlock Holmes too many feelings

The Beekeeper Apprentice Books

Women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom





Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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