Hotel Vicarious

Hotel Vicarious

Check-in to Hotel Vicarious, a tv podcast hosted by Daria and Jenny that covers all the highs, the lows, and the irrevocably funny moments of their favorite shows.

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January 20, 2022 42 min

As we head toward the finale, the episodes just seem to get more dense and we are here for it! We're introduced to a new villian named Rience (rhymes with science!) and his accomplice, Lydia. We also get to see Yennefer and Jaskier play out one of Daria's favorite tropes as they continue to be on the run in Oxenfurt. Vesemir and Triss confirm Ciri's blood can make the Witcher mutagen/serum/poison but Ciri has some high ...

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Well pals we are officially at the half way point in The Witcher Season 2! In this episode we get to see our girl Triss arrive at Kaer Morhen, having been summoned by Vesemir to help Ciri with her chaos and also to help her because he knows a bunch of unemotional trained monster killers aren’t going to know what to do with a teenage girl. And we are here for it!!!

We also get one reunion we’ve been waiting on for ages now: Yennafe...

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Whoa, welcome to 2022 listeners! This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss episode 3 of the second season of The Witcher. In this episode, Geralt and Ciri get down to business on her training and end up meeting one hell of a new monster while Yennefer remains consistent in making sure she always saves her own ass. Choas, abound.

We also discuss Wheel of Time's season finale, Daria's progress on catching up on H...

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In this episode we talk Witcher Season 2, Episode 2 end it really felt like a pretty dark episode as well as setting up for most of the season. We give our thoughts on Fringilla and Yennafer’s encounter with the Elves as well as coming to the realization that Geralt (after meeting his Witcher Dad Vesimir and his other Witcher brothers) is the emo sullen one. But we’re here for it. And we talk about Ciri coming out of her shell at K...

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It’s finally here! In this episode we are ecstatic to talk about The Witcher Season 2’s premiere episode “A Grain of Truth.” Without giving away spoilers we talk briefly about our overall thoughts for the season and then dive right into Episode 1 where we see our favourite characters pick right back up where they left off in the aftermath of the Battle of Sodden. We talk about new baby daddy Geralt, how much of a spitfire Ciri is (...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, we conclude our season one recap of The Witcher. With the season two premiere one day away, we're eager to see what's next for our favorite grumpy witcher and his newly adopted princess/witch/White Flame child. Plus, will Yennefer reappear after her completely bad ass performance on the battle field? 

Season two's premiere episode recap will premiere on 12/23- just in time for Christmas.

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Can y'all believe this week marks the 20th episode of Hotel Vicarious? The passing of time is a wild, wild thing. And what better way to honor our little achievement then to get started on all things The Witcher! With the season two premiere a little more than a week away, we're refreshing our brains on the happenings of Geralt of Rivia, Princess Ciri, and our favorite sorceress Yennefer. Oh, and the Dandelion himself, Jask...

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December 2, 2021 89 min

In this week’s episode Daria and Jenny are now fully into the holiday spirit with Nancy Meyers’ classic Christmas romantic comedy, The Holiday. This movie has been a favorite of ours since it came out in 2006 and we had a blast recapping all of it - the good, the romantic, and the parts that haven’t aged quite as well as it’s cast members! 

We find out how Daria’s first thanksgiving went, talk about Christmas decorating shenanigan...

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November 18, 2021 85 min

In this weeks episode Daria and Jenny get fully into the holiday spirit with Netflix’s latest Christmas romantic comedy, LoveHard. We both truly loved this movie, and it felt like a modern take on those classic Christmas romcoms we grew up on. It had all the tropes we were dying to see, portrayed in a fresh new way with a cast we just couldn’t stop gushing about.

 

We also had a deep dive into all things food at Thanksgiving, ho...

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November 11, 2021 73 min

In this week's episode, Daria and Jenny finish their deep dive into Mike Flanagan's Midnight Mass with part two of their recap. This one is lengthy because so much happens in the last three episodes and we wanted to talk about ALL OF IT. We talk about characters with a deep sense of doing the right thing, Angel Vampire Daddies, and how Bev Keane is truly the villain of this series.  

We also talk about how the end of Dayli...

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In this week's episode, Daria and Jenny begin their deep dive into Mike Flanagan's Midnight Mass with part one of their recap. Crock Pot Island, creepy angel vampires, Matt Saracen, and the true horror of a Catholic mass, we discuss all our favorite wtf moments of the first four episodes.?

We also chat a bit about Halloween weekend, strange family costumes, and how we're both participating NaNoWriMo this year.?

Oh, an...

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October 28, 2021 50 min

This week on Hotel Vicarious, Jenny and Daria discuss all things Practical Magic. The 90s aesthetic, the gorgeous Victorian house most women would give up anything to live in, the way romance rules, and how we think the critic score on Rotten Tomatoes is, frankly, bullshit. 

We also give a major shoutout to Alanna Bennett's incredible 20th anniversary post about the film. Click the link to read.

We also discuss our favorite H...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss Venom II: Let There Be Carnage! We talk about how this film differs from its predecessor and how despite being a bit short in plot, it was still an enjoyable film that doesn’t take itself too seriously! It definitely stays true to its comic book roots! We also discuss what’s next for Eddie and Venom and how they might show up in the Marvel Universe in the future! 

We also talk ...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss the season two finale of Ted Lasso and it is glorious! Between Nate's gray wig, the idea of six weeks of vacation with Roy Kent, and the glow-up of the century in Jamie Tartt, there is just so much to talk about. We dig deeper into Ted's emotional journey, celebrate Keeley's majorly deserved success and feel major relief about the conclusion of the Rebecca and Sam ro...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss the wild rollercoaster of an episode that was "Midnight Train to Royston" and what's next once season 2 of Ted Lasso is over. 

We also talk about some of the crazier things that have happened this week - like the man with the crane wife and Facebook's $7B loss.

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss Ted Lasso Episode 210 "No Weddings and a Funeral.” What a truly stunning episode with the death of Rebecca’s father and how it impacts multiple people on the team and we were throughly in ALL OUR FEELINGS about it.

**please note that while we do not go into great detail about the circumstances surrounding Ted’s dad’s death, there are references to suicide in this episode th...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss Ted Lasso Episode 209 "Beard After Dark" and man, what a wild, fever dream of an episode. We're not really sure how we feel about it beyond loving Brendan Hunt's Irish accent and the joy we felt watching the pub boys run amok on the football field but that doesn't stop us from having a LOT of thoughts. As per usual. 

We also talk about the highs and lows of ...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss Ted Lasso Episode 208 "Man City" and we are, in a word, verklempt. We finally get into Dr. Sharon's backstory which we have been looking forward to for so long, we get to see the reveal of Sam and Rebecca, Jamie's growth from last year and we finally start to see Ted peeling back those layers on what makes him tick. 

We're also extremely burnt out from 2021 ...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss Ted Lasso Episode 207 "Headspace" and wow was this an episode that we had a LOT to say about. We talk about the beginning of Ted's therapy journey with Dr. Sharon, Roy and Keeley finding their way in a situation that a lot of us have come to know all too much about, and finally we talk about the intense dislike we have for this "Wonder Kid" Nate and how we re...

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This week on Hotel Vicarious, Daria and Jenny discuss Ted Lasso Episode 206 "The Signal" and how excited we are for what's the come next- this episode really set us up for some amazing storylines: Ted's therapy, Nate's villain origin story, and Jamie realizing just when it's time to be a prick.

We also shout out some of our favorite books we're currently reading, discuss what's next for us after Ted...

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