What bothers me the most is that he’s constantly putting down the book as a children’s book “for 8 year olds” and acts like it’s so funny that he as an adult is reading it. Children’s literature is valuable to people of all ages, and it’s insulting that he doesn’t seem to think so. I really went into this hoping it would be good, but I don’t understand why it’s so popular. The episodes should break up the book into fewer chapters, because trying to do 8 chapters in one episode is too much, and just leads to the host poorly summarizing the book with little commentary to character development and major themes and just leads to him bashing the book over minor details. He doesn’t seem to understand that a lot of the details are meant to be humorous or whimsical and seems baffled by things that if he spent more than 10 seconds thinking about would become clear. He acts like he’s so clever and the plot is so obvious, but he has already seen the movies and knows the ending to many of the books, so it’s not like he actually figured it out on his own. The guests who are supposed to be “expert super fans” also lack basic knowledge and fail to correct him, not that he would give them the chance to, since he ends up doing most of the talking. I couldn’t make it past the first three episodes, and even though he claims to become more positive, upon reading the reviews, it doesn’t seem like he does. Listen to Unspoiled if you want to hear the perspective of someone who has truly never experienced the series before.