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An unofficial podcast about the Wonka-verse from two people who didn't think they cared about Willy Wonka until they learned a prequel was being made and it rocked their world. You may think, how much is there to say about Wonka, the most forgettable and most memorable franchise? More than you would ever believe. Join us as we count down to the day of the Wonka Rapture, March 2023. 

Dec 29, 2021

Roald Dahl thought he knew all there was to Wonka. Mel Stuart dared to assume he could twist the narrative. Tim Burton . . . uh, did what he did with Johnny Wonka, and at Wonka Watch, we say NAY. STOP, HEATHENS. Ye who try to weave the tale of Wonka yet know not of its POWER. It’s STRENGTH. It’s SLASH FIC...

Dec 22, 2021

Join us as we finish up discussing Tim Burton's take on Willy Wonka. 

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Dec 15, 2021

Grab a weighted blanket and your favorite SSRI because we're about to dive into the bizarre, uncomfortable, nightmarish, and magical movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starry Johnny Depp, a.k.a. Johnny Wonka. Elaine and Felicia both have strong feelings about this 2005 adaptation. Will their friendship survive this...

Dec 8, 2021

Sometimes you look back on your life and realize that you've grown into someone else. That along the way you learned new things about this world that changed your perspective.

Here at Wonka Watch, we realized we had changed. We had climbed a Fudge Mountain, turned around, and saw our reflection in the sugar-covered...

Dec 1, 2021

Elaine and Felicia decide to correct their scholarly mistakes by delivering book reports on non-fiction books related to the Wonka-verse. Felicia is reporting on a book about the 1971 film, and Elaine is discussing... a children's book. 

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