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      Limited Series – Shōgun

      Next Ep Tue Apr 16 Drama War TRAILER for Shōgun: Opening Credits Sequence List
      99% 97 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Set in Japan in the year 1600, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village. Read More Read Less

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      Visually sumptuous and enriched with cultural verisimilitude, Shōgun is an epic adaptation that outdoes the original.

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      Max B Epic show with a great storyline. Great acting and beautiful sets. Can't wait for the next episode! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review David M People who say this show is as good as Game of Thrones are delusional. GoT was NEVER anywhere near as good as Shogun. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Glenn C Great story, plenty of drama, fantastic acting all around. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Richard B Cosmo Jarvis (the English Anjin -pilot) helps Lord Toranaga prepare for battle against Lord Ishido in order to screw the Catholic Portuguese out of Japan. Lavish sets, glacial plot movements, minimal acting and the feeling that the Westerners really are inferior to the still, repressed Japanese feudal society dominate the proceedings. Unfortunately, the pace is like a Japanese tea ceremony - slow, pretentious and wildly uneven. There are spurts of ultra violence, then nothing for hours. I see from the reviews that people like this history lesson with a strong sense of self hatred and Japan awe. Not me. It is too slow - I like drama to have you know, drama. I enjoyed the book much more, which makes many of the same points well and a lot faster. I don't have to pretend to like this craven ode to orientalism and detest some of its snobbery dressed up as cultural superiority. Maybe Series 2 will move faster, at a sail's pace. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Jennifer W Just more gore and violence no one needed. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Leela P It is Game of Thrones in the truest sense—minus the nudity and violence. Pure drama. Cold and calculating at times. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episode 1 Aired Feb 27, 2024 Anjin Destinies converge in Japan after a barbarian ship washes ashore in a poor fishing village; in Osaka, Lord Toranaga finds himself outplayed by his enemies. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 27, 2024 Servants of Two Masters Blackthorne's arrival in Osaka stirs up a hornet's nest of rivalries; Mariko is trapped between her cause and her faith when she must translate for the barbarian in Lord Toranaga's custody. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 5, 2024 Tomorrow Is Tomorrow After Blackthorne survives a brazen assassination attempt, Toranaga realizes he must ferry his allies out of Osaka or risk certain defeat. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 12, 2024 The Eightfold Fence Blackthorne and Mariko test their new alliance as they train Toranaga's gun regiment for war; Yabushige must navigate his past promises to Ishido when an old friend comes to the village. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 19, 2024 Broken to the Fist Blackthorne and Mariko struggle to contain the secret that could get them both killed; Yabushige searches for the spy who has betrayed his intentions to Lord Toranaga. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 26, 2024 Ladies of the Willow World Lady Ochiba returns to Osaka in order to accelerate the Regents' campaign against Toranaga; in Ajiro, Toranaga tests Mariko's loyalty to his cause. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 2, 2024 A Stick of Time Outplayed by new alliances in Osaka, Toranaga is forced to carve out a new deal with a long lost family member. Details Episode 8 Aired Apr 9, 2024 The Abyss of Life Toranaga's defeated clan moves to Edo and awaits their fate; Blackthorne must decide who he fights for, the lord who has turned his back on him, or the ambition that brought him to Japan in the first place. Details Episode 9 Airs Tue Apr 16 Crimson Sky Mariko arrives in Osaka for the fight of her life; Blackthorne and Yabushige scramble to save their ownheads as their options dwindle. Details Episode 10 Airs Tue Apr 23 A Dream of a Dream In the wake of a tragic death, Blackthorne finally considers the true nature of Toranaga's plan. Details

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      Graeme Blundell The Australian It’s the most impressive opening, the detail in mise en scene and costume immaculate and the acting, able to seemingly grasp the mentality of feudal Japan with its values of ­patience, loyalty, and sacrifice. Apr 5, 2024 Full Review Louise Rugendyke Sydney Morning Herald Shogun is epic television as it should be. Wild plotting, complex characters and a real sense that you don’t quite know where it’s going, but you’re happy to stay for the ride. Mar 28, 2024 Full Review Camilla Long Times (UK) [Shōgun] is gripping: a sumptuous, startling, terrifically meaty rethink of the 1975 historical bestseller about John Blackthorne... Mar 11, 2024 Full Review Ana Yorke PopMatters If you only have hours to spare on a weekly basis, invest them in Shōgun. The return will be generous. Apr 8, 2024 Full Review Jorge Rivera Rubio QiiBO A perfect fix for those missing Game of Thrones. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Mar 29, 2024 Full Review Joshua Tyler Giant Freakin Robot There’s a lot to enjoy Shōgun, as long as you’re prepared to hate everything about ancient Japanese culture. Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

      Season Info

      Frederick E.O. Toye, Hiromi Kamata, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Charlotte Brändström, Takeshi Fukunaga, Jonathan Van Tulleken
      Executive Producer
      Rachel Kondo, Justin Marks, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca
      James Clavell, Rachel Kondo, Emily Yoshida, Matt Lambert, Shannon Goss, Maegan Houang, Justin Marks
      Drama, War
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Feb 27, 2024