Month: April 2024

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The Red King Review: Uneven Folk Horror Crime Mash-Up

From the creator of Being Human, The Red King is a diverting homage to The Wicker Man tradition. Photo: Alibi, UK TV Welcome to the island of St Jory, population: one less than there used to be. A year ago,…

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X-Men ’97 Episode 7’s Villain Twist Just Set Up One of the Worst X-Men Stories Ever

X-Men ’97 just changed the game by introducing its true big bad: Bastion (voiced by Theo James) and the OZT. So what does it all mean for the rest of the season? Photo: Marvel Studios This X-Men ’97 article contains…

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Shogun: What Was the Battle of Sekigahara?

Shogun’s biggest battle takes place off screen. So what happened with the real life Battle of Sekigahara? Photo: Katie Yu | FX This article contains spoilers for Shogun episode 10. FX miniseries Shōgun has often been compared to Game of…

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Shogun Ending Explained: Episode 10 Sets Up The Edo Period and What Comes Next

FX’s Shogun may not be getting a second season but the finale makes clear that the story doesn’t end here. Photo: Katie Yu | FX This article contains spoilers for Shogun episode 10. The characters of FX’s Shōgun know all…

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Fallout Season 2 Won’t Pick Up Where the Best Fallout Game Left Off

Fallout’s second season will explore a familiar location but don’t expect to find things just as you left them. Photo: Bethesda Softworks This article contains spoilers for Amazon’s Fallout TV series and the Fallout video games. In an interview with…

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X-Men ’97’s Best Change Fixes the Original Show’s Major Flaw

X-Men ’97’s best change to The Animated Series formula finally addresses one of the original show’s major flaws. Photo: Marvel Studios This X-Men ’97 article contains spoilers. As a revival of X-Men: The Animated Series from the ’90s, X-Men ’97…

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The Best Samurai Documentaries to Watch After Shogun

Want to learn more about the Sengoku and Edo periods of Japan as seen on Shogun? These documentaries can help out. Photo: Katie Yu | FX “Why is it that only those who have never fought in a battle are…

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The Rings of Power Season 3 Looks Closer Than Ever Despite Season 2 Release Date Silence

We still don’t know when Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 is releasing, even as season 3 rumors intensify. Photo: Amazon Prime Video Waiting for The Rings of Power season 2 feels a lot like Gandalf…

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Will You Conquer the Ultimate Shogun Quiz?

Are you ready to begin the Shogunate? Or are you a mere daimyo? Photo: FX/Hulu/Disney+ There’s a saying in Osaka that every man has three hearts. One in his mouth for the world to know, another in his chest just…

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Shogun Fixes The Last Samurai’s Greatest Weakness

The Last Samurai and Shogun act as strange companion pieces about the West’s relationship with feudal Japan, but one does it a lot better. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures / FX This article contains mild spoilers for Shōgun and major ones…