Ricky Gervais

‘The Little Prince’ is an uneven, but not meritless, adaptation

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella The Little Prince has long been acclaimed as a masterpiece of children’s literature, and rightfully so. In spite of the book’s ostensible target audience, Saint-Exupéry tackles adult themes such as mortality and fidelity with the same gusto with which he handles more childish whimsy. The remarkable cohesiveness of the two approaches has largely contributed to the novella’s staying power and broad appeal.

The Office UK Christmas Special final moment

The Televerse #119- The Office (UK) with Scott Meslow

With the holidays fast approaching, several TV shows are finishing up the fall portion of their seasons, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, then some reality, including the much ballyhooed The Sound of Music Live and the finale of The Amazing Race. Next it’s over to drama, including a look at the pilot for Mob City, and then we finish up the week’s TV with genre, including Simon’s catch up with Banshee season one and the midseason finales of Sleepy Hollow and Supernatural. Finally, we welcome back Scott Meslow of The Week.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the all-time great sitcom, The Office (UK).

The Office UK Christmas Special final moment

The Televerse #119- The Office (UK) with Scott Meslow

The Office UK Christmas Special final momentWith the holidays fast approaching, several TV shows are finishing up the fall portion of their seasons, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, then some reality, including the much ballyhooed The Sound of Music Live and the finale of The Amazing Race. Next it’s over to drama, including a look at the pilot for Mob City, and then we finish up the week’s TV with genre, including Simon’s catch up with Banshee season one and the midseason finales of Sleepy Hollow and Supernatural. Finally, we welcome back Scott Meslow of The Week.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the all-time great sitcom, The Office (UK).

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