60 episodes

Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Classic novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free zone, Beau and Sammi will watch any modern adaptation, no matter the budget, cast, or level of silliness.

Excessively Diverted Excessively Diverted

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 28 Ratings

Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Classic novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free zone, Beau and Sammi will watch any modern adaptation, no matter the budget, cast, or level of silliness.

    Pride & Prejudice (1995)

    Pride & Prejudice (1995)

    Sammi and Beau are back to talk about their favorite parts of the #ExcessivelyDrunk Pride & Prejudice groupwatch, including Hill's Shenanigans, Dog Memes, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Andrew Davies' Wet Boys(tm) and favorite tweets from the crowd! 

    • 49 min
    Romeo + Juliet (1996) with special guest Steve Sajdak

    Romeo + Juliet (1996) with special guest Steve Sajdak

    #Shakesyear returns Sammi and Beau weather the quarantine by talking Baz Luhrmann's take on Romeo & Juliet with special guest star Stephen Sajdak from the We Hate Movies Podcast! 

    • 42 min
    Emma. (2020)

    Emma. (2020)

    We are back (albeit remotely) to talk about Autumn de Wilde's gorgeous adaptation of Emma! 

    • 50 min
    Freeway (1996) with Megan Sunday

    Freeway (1996) with Megan Sunday

    Sammi and Beau are joined by Let's Get Weirding Co-Host Megan Sunday to discuss Matthew Bright's 1996 take on Little Red Riding Hood, Freeway! A movie that is at times hard to watch, it boasts fun twists and two solid performances from Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Crossover Episode: The March Sisters at Christmas with Shannon Campe

    Crossover Episode: The March Sisters at Christmas with Shannon Campe

    This week Sammi and Beau are joined by Shannon Campe from the delightful Little Women: A Modern Audio Drama to talk about the "flimsy and charmless" modernization of Little Women, The March Sisters At Christmas!

    • 54 min
    Catching Up

    Catching Up

    Beau and Sammi are back to talk about favorite episodes, best moments of the shows, the highs and lows of their three-year journey, with a few notes about what's in store for the year ahead! 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Kat Ski ,

You guys are awesome

I’ve loved Austen since I was in middle school (thanks mom) but Im definitely not an Austen purist. Thanks for letting me know that’s ok. Keep them coming!

Carly_unmoviepodcast ,

Love this show!

I really appreciate having the perspective of a JAFF writer on media adaptations, so interesting. I also loved the JAFF cast episodes, I finished them last week and have already read Suddenly Mrs. Darcy, it was great. Thanks guys for being so great and helping me be a bit more analytical about adaptations!

Jessica Rader ,

Excellent podcast

I love Excessively Diverted! A hilarious and loving review of Austen related movies with out any pretension. I have also really enjoyed the JAFF cast episodes. I had never read any fan fiction before but have been pleased with all the reccomendations I have read so far.

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