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The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 27: “The Art of Adaptation I: Red Dragon”

Two hosts, four versions of a story, and one massive podcast to discuss it all.



Red Dragon

This week’s title says it all; in their latest recurring series, co-hosts Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti dig into the ever-popular art of adaptation, discussing what draws them to the form, what makes it interesting – and why it is such an important cornerstone of culture. All of this is an introduction, of course, to a very special episode focused on Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel Red Dragon, and the art it inspired: the films Manhunter and Red Dragon, and (of course) Hannibal‘s third season arc.

Discussed: Manhunter (1986), Red Dragon (2002), Hannibal (Season 3), Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening.

Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears)

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A TV critic since the pre-Peak TV days of 2011, Randy is a critic and editor formerly of Sound on Sight, Processed Media, TVOvermind, Pop Optiq, and many, many others.

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