Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 episode 5

Corpses on the floor!

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 remains one of the better shows this season, as it continues its true-to-life appeal by now focusing on the dead. And I particularly liked the restrained approach towards the newly departed. No over-the-top crying or all that shit, just the blank stare of someone who hasn't had the loss sunk in yet. The solemn eeriness of the setting (Corpses lined up on a chapel with stained glass) was particularly striking. That scene had death written all over it.

One more thing that makes this episode great is that lingering worry about Mirai and Yuuki's parents. Mirai talking about her mother while behind her mind, grappling with uncertainty if she's even alive at that point is going to be hard to replicate in real life. Or probably that "coolness" is just her way of denying the inevitable... She even winced at the mass produced curry noodles lol.

My mind is numb because of the exams. Sorry for the gaping lack of insight in this week's entry. Expect a review of Asatte no Houko to be posted anytime within the next 4-5 days.

Stay tuned.

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