Violet Evergarden: Episode 08
Sean is becoming very concerned about his blood’s anger level, as well as his overall health. He’s not getting any younger, you know. Lee says to embrace the age, indeed, embrace the gray! Age gracefully and enjoy the process.
However, that’s an easy thing for her to say when she is, in fact, a vampire. A real, legitimate vampire. She’s averse to the sun, drinks “tea,” and has the most convincing vampire laugh you’ve ever heard. Keep an eye on her, folks, and everybody who lives in Wisconsin, for that matter.
Lee is breaking the big news today: Florida is Atlantis. You heard it here first! The Wang of America is the long-lost underwater kingdom first mentioned in the work of Plato. Is this any surprise? If it is, then you haven’t been paying attention.
To Sean’s great excitement, Lee watched the clearly seminal superhero film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She was delighted to see dudes punching other dudes’ faces, poorly explained Lex Luthor motivations, and kinda lazy name coincidences.
Lee and Sean discuss über long movies, including a shared experience they have with Kate Winslet’s chest. If you’re of a similar age, you probably also had your eyes covered when Rose was drawn like one of Jack’s French girls. What is the longest movie they can recall? Can you put a four-hour movie into theaters these days? How would Gone with the Wind fare now?
In what was streamed this week, we’re all going back in time to learn more about Violet’s past and how she came to be the feared and respected person she is now. Given as a gift to the dear Major Gilbert, Violet soon becomes a serious weapon of war. She singlehandedly turns the tide of some major battles. We also see that, underneath her deadly exterior, is a person who cares deeply for the man who showed her respect and love. Violet’s relationship with Gilbert makes her current grief over his probable death all the more tragic. It’s a tough episode, this one, but it’s also illuminating and engaging.
(Recorded on July 01, 2021)
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