In this episode, we talk about the antihero in fiction and film. Sarah is entranced by Daniel Day Lewis in a deerskin, dancing around a fire. Molly realizes that life is filled with meaninglessness and decides that she wants something grander. Trey puts on his padowan cloak and tells the rest of the cast just how he feels about sand. And Dean graduates from Miyagi-do karate school, faces off against Johnny Lawrence, and is stunned when the crowd begins chanting for Johnny to “sweep the leg!”
0:20: The Antihero Defined
“You need a hug after reading any work of high modernism.”
7:20: Antiheroes in the MCU
“Thanos was actually a sympathetic character. He had a reason for wanting to save the universe. I mean he tried genocide, I understand that, but still…”
15:46: Why so Popular Today?
“You deconstruct political systems. You deconstruct books. That was fun! Now what?”
22:43: The United States of Antiheroes
“I’m just playin’ my harmonica and conquering the wilderness.”
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