Why We Like It Episode Four – The Dresden Files

One of my favorite series of all time. We restrict the discussion to books 1-12 for those of you who haven’t gotten around to the last volume or two. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-eDmwSoV-A&feature=youtu.be

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2 thoughts on “Why We Like It Episode Four – The Dresden Files

  1. kaiherbertz says:

    Hello Tristan,

    I finally got around to watching this – very nice show by the way; I really like the concept.
    I have read the Dresden Files up to book 13, so for the most part I found myself agreeing with what you two said. However, what I did not realise before was that every book title other than “Changes” consists of two words. It’s a nice, subtle detail that reinforces the promise of the title that everything is going to change with this book. Very well spotted, as I said that was news to me.
    Something you guys did not mention, but that I personally like about the Dresden files is the way that Butcher deals with issues that are presumably brought up by the kind of nitpicky fans that Sean was impersonating: instead of a clumsy retcon, he weaves them into his story. For example, I cringed when Butcher got the title of the German book wrong, but then several novels later, Harry Dresden complains to the very guy, who did the translation, that he got the title wrong. Basically Butcher is saying “See, it wasn’t an error on my part, even Harry Dresden spotted that it was a mistake…”
    I really like this kind of explanation that strengthens the lore at the same time.
    Keep up the good work!
    Kai

    P.S.: I’ve never even heard of “Mars Needs Moms”, but at 5.2 on imdb, it must have been quite the experience…

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