I’m back — at least for now. If I decide to leave again, I’ll let you know.
first second action since returning, I wanna share with you another of my favorite scenes from A Place Further Than The Universe. Something I loved about this show is that the four main characters didn’t become friends right away. They acknowledged they were only together because they were headed to the same place.
Did they ever become friends? Of course. Best friends? No, but they got to know each other a little and hoped to have another adventure together someday.
I like it when a show lets relationships develop slowly. Healthy, lasting friendships and romantic relationships don’t happen as quickly as they often do on TV. Even if you feel an immediate connection with someone, it takes years to get to know them well. But you’ll still discover things you didn’t know later on. Not to mention, people change as they grow older.
But I digress.
I just wanted to set up the significance of this scene. Madhouse, the creators of A Place, didn’t rush the characters’ friendships like other shows do. Case in point: this scene is from episode 11: “Bash The Drum Can”. The show only had 13 episodes.
That slower pace helped make moments like this special.