LOST 5×07 The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham — SPOILERS

February 27, 2009

This was the most self-contained episode of LOST we’ve had since THE CONSTANT aired last season.  It was also a most unusual episode, while at the same time somewhat following the old flashback formula, though employed with another oft used technique of foreshadowing.  It’s no spoiler either to say this is a Locke-centric episode.  

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LOST 5×06 316 — SPOILERS

February 22, 2009

It took me awhile to get to watch this episode with moving to Florida from Japan and all, so I didn’t exactly watch this episode as I usually do.  This episode felt like a cream-cicle to me.  It was creamy and smooth and dream like, and just went on its way by itself like it didn’t know people were watching it.  

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LOST 5×05 This Place is Death — SPOILERS

February 13, 2009

LOST is back in its groove with 5×05 “This Place is Death.”  Lots of mythology and perhaps the first time I have ever felt scared while watching an episode of LOST.  Lots of things happened and it seems the story has taken another step forward, so this episode cannot be called filler by any means.  It seems like there are far fewer characters on the show now, which is a good thing. [Read more]

Daily Photo: Creepy Shibuya Dude

February 10, 2009

I now have ample time with nothing to do on Tuesday afternoons in the Shibuya area.  Naturally I carry my trusty Nikon D80 (edit:  Nikon D300 from now on!) with me on these occasions.  As I walked around a corner and onto the main street leading toward the Hachiko area of Shibuya Station, from afar I noticed someone gesturing peculiarly to someone else.  I got a bit closer and saw that it was a rather creepy looking punter, but with an innocent air about him, trying to convince a woman of Buddha knows what.

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LOST 5×04 The Little Prince — SPOILERS

February 6, 2009

Umm, was that the worst episode of LOST ever?  If it wasn’t, then it certainly has to be in the bottom five of all time.  45 minutes of creepy music and mystery face reveals does not an episode make, not when there are precious few hours left to tell the final chapters of the LOST story.  

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Doctor’s clinic in ruined black & white

February 2, 2009

This was a return to a place upon first leaving I thought to myself, “this was a fell place.  I do not wish to return, ever.”  Yet one year later I returned to the abandoned mining town in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.  The lure this time was a previously overlooked doctor’s clinic that held rumors of such oddities as  a “preserved brain” in a jar and decaying surgical instruments.  All the rumors, it turned out, were true.

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