Xandra Robinson-Burns and Junie Burns are sisters who love good stories. After every trip to the movies, since approximately age 10, Junie asks 'What's your favorite part?'. Intense, enthusiastic discussion ensues.
They're obsessed with character development, on screen, and in our own lives. Tune in for talk on female-centric and feel-good films and tv. There is wisdom and something to learn in everything we watch for fun.
Some all-time favorites include: 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' (HSMTMTS) on Disney+, 'Emily in Paris' and 'To All the Boys' (TATBILB) on Netflix, and more. A Heroine Training Podcast.
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea
Baby-Sitters Club, Sisters Speaking! Xandra and Junie discuss The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix, 2020) Season 1 Episode 1: Kristy’s Great Idea. Featuring their own BSC origin story, meeting Ann M. Martin, and being Claudia Rising. It’s time for some serious nostalgia.
Emily in Paris: Season One
Xandra and Junie talk outfits, authenticity, and (of course) character development in Season One of Emily in Paris (Netflix). With suggested notes (and hope) for Season Two. Is it fantasy or is it FOMO? Junie breaks down the complications of this show’s production history, and explains the evolutionary nuances of being a ‘basic bitch’ to her expat sister. This episode is also secretly our Gossip Girl coverage, so XOXO.
Feel the Beat
Xandra and Junie love 'Feel the Beat’ (Netflix, 2020)! This family friendly, feel-good dance competition movie is reassuringly predictable, with a fantastic cast. They discuss April’s journey as a dancer and a person, and this film’s loving balance of strength and vulnerability. Are you a carrot or a banana?
The Princess Diaries
Xandra and Junie revisit a classic! They discuss new favourite parts they never noticed as kids, what holds up, and just how San Francisco this movie is. Featuring Junie’s ‘You Are Good People’ shout-outs to especially kind characters.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Xandra and Junie recap 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’, based on the book by Jenny Han. They discuss how this film measures up to the first, Lara Jean living in the fantasy of her life, Korean New Year nostalgia, and the state of Asian representation in film. Plus Junie gives some baking tips. This episode is also an open invitation to Jenny Han and Lulu Wang to have pizza with us in a treehouse any time.
Xandra and Junie recap the latest film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 'Little Women’ (2019, directed by Greta Gerwig). They discuss one of Xandra’s all-time favourite stories, the effects of the shuffled chronology, capes, comfort, and changing minds about Amy March. Writing stories makes them important!