EPISODE 11

Normal People Episode 2 with Alli Hoff Kosik

May 2, 2020 - On this episode of The Adaptables, Emma chats about episode 2 of the Normal People adaptation on Hulu and the BBC. She's joined by Alli Hoff Kosik, host of the SSR Podcast.

On this episode of The Adaptables, Emma chats about episode 2 of the Hulu and BBC adaptation of Normal People by Sally Rooney. She’s joined by Alli Hoff Kosik, host of the SSR Podcast.

Emma and Alli discuss likeability, consent, teenage sex in movies, Marianne’s killer style, and more.

I think that the way sex is portrayed in NORMAL PEOPLE, it feels so raw and honest and earnest.
—Alli Hoff Kosik

 

Discussion breakdown:

-Intro (0:30–2:51)
-Alli’s tenuous relationship with Normal People (2:51–4:34)
-Interiority in the show vs. the book (4:34–7:49)
-Episode recap (7:50–9:30)
-Let’s talk about sex, baby (9:32–13:00)
-Female sexual desire (13:00–15:05)
The Spectacular Now and the treating of teenage sex in movies (15:05–17:15)
-Marianne and Connell’s vulnerability with each other (17:15–20:37)
-Marianne’s family dynamic (20:37–23:55)
-Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek”: can this song ever be used in a serious manner or is this a ploy to get millennials to love the show? (24:54–27:14)
-Alli’s thoughts about her own relationship as contrasted with Marianne and Connell’s (27:14–32:01)
-Alli’s favorite adaptations and what she’s reading (32:40–36:19)

 

Marianne Fringe Report:

✂ Marianne’s styling with bangs and looking like a young Anne Hathaway

✂ Should we all get bangs in quarantine? Someone please stop us.

 

The Adaptables is a podcast from Read it Forward and Penguin Random House that dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations. This season, we’re watching the Hulu and BBC adaptation of Normal People by Sally Rooney. Join hosts Abbe Wright and Emma Shafer as we interview authors, insiders and each other, about what makes an adaptable great, why watching and reading are important self-care rituals, and the many other books and shows we are binging and loving right now. Because at The Adaptables, we love to watch what we read. (Warning: there will be spoilers!)

Send us an email or voice recording to AdaptablesPod@Gmail.com. What did you think of the episode? Are you watching the show? Is Normal People a successful adaptation of the book?

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