The Harry Potter Series Book 1-3

Show Notes

Discover the secrets behind the Harry Potter series with “Three Fates Decide” podcast. In this episode, the hosts delve into the differences between the books and movies of the first three books. This episode offers a deep dive into the world of Harry Potter. With its formal tone and weasel words like “some changes” and “slight changes,” the podcast offers a balanced perspective on the series. Join the conversation and share your feedback with the hosts as they tease the topic of their next episode. Don’t miss out on this fascinating exploration of one of the most beloved book series of all time.

  • Harry Potter book vs. movie differences
  • Pop culture impact of the series
  • Personal opinions on each book
  • Summary of “Philosopher’s Stone”
  • Initial thoughts on the first book
  • Similarities and differences in first book adaptation
  • Differences in specific scenes from the first book
  • Casting choices in the movies
  • Summary of “Chamber of Secrets”
  • Minor changes in movie adaptation of second book
  • Important details omitted from the films
  • Significant changes in movie adaptation of second book
  • “Prisoner of Azkaban” plot and significance
  • Differences in third book adaptation
  • Additional differences between book and film
  • Marauders’ identities and differences in tone
  • Darker tone of later books and films
  • Criticisms of third movie adaptation
  • Review process and upcoming episodes teased

Key Points

Discover the enchanting world of witchcraft and wizardry with J.K Rowling’s iconic first novel, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”!

Uncovering a shocking family secret, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” takes readers on an enthralling journey of discovery.

The magical world of Harry Potter has captivated both children and adults alike, with its gripping storylines and intricate world-building that explore powerful themes.

The Harry Potter movie astounded fans with its faithful adaptation of the book. Despite making minor changes like axing the iconic opening scene with the letters and Peeves the Poltergeist.

Experience the magical moment of Harry Potter’s epic Sorting Hat ceremony, as the enchanted hat reveals his true destiny in a captivating inner monologue that will leave you spellbound!

As the Harry Potter series progresses, the tone shifts from a whimsical, playful energy to a darker, more contemplative atmosphere.

Visually-stunning, the Harry Potter movie adaptation diverges from JK Rowling’s book descriptions with Hermione’s vibrant, bushy hair and Harry’s striking, emerald green eyes.

Using his resourcefulness and determination, Harry ingeniously liberated Dobby from a life of abuse through a cunning loophole.

Uncover the shocking truth behind the magical world of Harry Potter with each enthralling installment, leading to an unforgettable finale!

As Harry Potter grows up, the series’ captivating plot darkens and becomes increasingly complex. This mirrors the complexity of real life and drawing readers into a compelling journey of emotional growth.

Despite only minor variations, the first book and movie adaptation of the same story remain remarkably faithful to the original plot.


“there’s really not that much for the first book. I mean some characters that aren’t in there, but they’re not, they’re secondary characters.”

“it doesn’t talk down to kids who could be, um, reading or watching this. It makes you feel like you are part of the adventure‚Ķ”

“Charlie, which is Ron’s older brother who works with dragons in Romania comes to Hogwarts and along with three other uh dragon keepers and takes Norbert back to Romania.” – Sam

“Um, and Ron is actually supposed to be very tall and Lanky and Fred and George are supposed to be shorter than him and is the opposite in the films.” – Sam

“he’s in a Muggle household and they could figure out, they knew what happened last year with Dobby thinking that it was Harry making doing the magic but now he’s doing magic and they just don’t give a shit.”

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