So we’re getting ready to start PopD up again, drawing on all the work you did in coming up with the mystery movie list several months ago, but we’re changing a few things. (This is cross-posted on Argh Ink, too.)
First, we’re abandoning the chat-during-the-movie. It was too distracting for us and we ended up doing less-than-stellar analysis because we weren’t watching for content. That means that you can watch the movies any time you want (we’ll post the entire list ahead of time).
Then, we’ll post one podcast a week, the same day every week, and we can chat after the podcast in the comments. If you want a live chat, we’re open to discussion, but you’ll have to convince us. We’ll be doing some of the podcasts ahead of time because I’ll be on the road so much, but we’ll do them so they’re always up at the same day and time, much easier for you to follow.
Something else that’s new: we don’t know nearly as much about mystery as we did about romcom, so we’ll be doing a lot more fumbling around in the beginning. I did write my master’s thesis on the mystery novel, but it was on women’s roles in mystery fiction from 1840 to 1930, so it’s not going to be a lot of help. I’ve also read a lot of mystery, it was my first genre love, but that doesn’t mean I know anything about writing the stuff, so this should have a much steeper learning curve for us than the romcom series did (although we learned a lot on that one, too).
Since we’re rebooting the PopD experience, now’s a good time for you to weigh in on what you’d like to see incorporated. Or anything else you’d like to contribute. Not that you guys need encouragement to comment, but really, we’re pretty open at this point. List goes up next week, every title streaming either on Netflix or Amazon. Back at you then . . .