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.

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 demands in order for them to use it. And our boy Geralt finds out that Yennefer did not die in the Battle of Sodden Hill which leads to a delicious conversation between both of Yen's exes. 

We also chat about the wild snowstorm that hit Jenny this past weekend, how Daria does not enjoy winter as dog owner, but there is a new season of Queer Eye and RuPauls' Drag Race and that is making Daria's icy walks way more tolerable! Jenny also reminds listeners to check out Katee Robert's newest release, Electric Idol. 

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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: Yennafer and Jaskier finally meet again as he helps her and Cahir escape to Nilfgaard but not before we hear Jaskier’s heartbroken ballad “Burn Butcher Burn” as he confirms what we all knew to be true - Jaskier had his heartbroken by Geralt on that mountain in Season 1.

We also spend a lot of time talking about Daria almost being finished Succession and how much we love sad boy Kendall Roy, and how Jenny enjoyed Ghostbusters: Afterlife! 

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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 HBO's Succession, and our rocky entries into the new year.

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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 Kaer Morhen, as well as how the book/game fan favorite Eskel just really didn’t do much for us. 

We also talk about how we’re spending our holidays, Daria’s book recommendation for Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis and Jenny admits that she still loves the slightly problematic Leo after watching Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up. 

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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 (and we can’t get enough) and of course our girl Yen! This season promises to be a really wild ride!

We also talk about some comparisons of filming in Witcher to Game of Thrones, Daria gives her spoiler free thoughts on the new Spider-Man movie, how she’s finishing up both Wheel of Time and Hawkeye. Jenny talks Christmas prep and how she just needs some days off 😅. 

We also give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us for the last six months!

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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.

We also chatted about all the tv we're currently watching: Succession, Yellowstone, Wheel of Time, and a few romance Christmas films on Netflix (A California Christmas & A Castle for Christmas). We're powering through all the good stuff before the year ends!

Jenny also admits she's gearing up to start reading Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon and I can't wait to hear what she thinks.

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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, Jaskier. 

This week we cover episodes 1-4 of season one with a recap that reminded us just how DENSE this show is- but we love it so much more for that. 

We also mention Daria's love of Wheel of Time, Jenny's excitement to check out One Night in Soho and how much both of them are VERY OVERWHELMED by the near end of 2021.

Plus, Jenny gives a big shoutout to Esther and Holly of the Wildly Tarot Podcast and the release of their new book: The History of Tarot Art. If you're interested - and you should be - you can order a copy on Amazon (in the US) and Chapters (in dear old Canada). 

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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 shenanigans, a long tangent on A Knight’s Tale and the culture impact of the Blockbuster franchise. We also have a lot of fun surprising each other with our picks for recasting The Holiday in 2021! 

And this week’s holiday romance is My Fake Bad Boyfriend by Sara Whitney

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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, how critics on RottenTomatoes hate joy, Jenny’s impassioned tangent on the true meaning of the song Baby It’s Cold Outside, some of our favorite Christmas movies and we have yet another Tessa Bailey book to recommend - it’s a holiday one this time!

 

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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 Daylight Savings is absolutely killing us, our thoughts on the upcoming holiday season, Daria mainlining Season 3 of YOU and Jenny's recommendation for a super cute and steamy fisherman romance if you want to keep that Crockett Island vibe going. We also talk about what's upcoming on the podcast as we lead into the end of the year and the much anticipated season 2 of The Witcher!

 

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey  (this is the book Jenny recommended)

 

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