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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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FX’s Shogun Podcast Has Really Enhanced the Shogun Experience

Saying goodbye to Shogun means saying goodbye to a useful bit of tie-in media – FX’s Shogun: The Official Podcast. Photo: Katie Yu | FX Official companion podcasts for popular TV series are not a recent phenomenon. Ever since networks…

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The Biggest Mystery in Netflix’s What Jennifer Did Isn’t Even the Murder

The latest Netflix true crime documentary, What Jennifer Did, may have committed a cardinal sin of non-fiction storytelling. Photo: Netflix This article contains spoilers for Netflix’s What Jennifer Did. The true crime documentary business stays booming. Long a mainstay of…

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The TV and Movie Line Readings We Can’t Get Out of Our Heads

Great dialogue doesn’t just come down to how a line is written but how it’s said. Photo: Art by Chloe Lewis A lot goes into a good performance – from research to blocking to facial expressions and beyond. But at…

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How The Movie Poltergeist Inspired Mad Men … Yes, Really

A chance encounter with a horror classic changed how Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner approached the AMC drama. Photo: AMC AMC drama Mad Men is one of the best TV series of its era – or any other for that…

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Tony Soprano Is Alive and in Witness Protection Thanks to LeBron James

Think you know The Sopranos ending? The New York Knicks might have something to say about that. Photo: HBO Everyone knows the iconic ending to The Sopranos – even if they’ve never seen the beloved HBO drama. On the off…

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Shogun Episode 9 Explained: What Is a Shinobi?

Some familiar assassins pop up at the end of Shogun episode 9. But what exactly is a shinobi? Photo: Katie Yu | FX This article contains spoilers for Shogun episode 9. In Shōgun episode 2, wayward Englishman John Blackthorne (Cosmo…

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Shogun Episode 9: How Mariko Wrote Her Own Ending

Does Lady Mariko die in Shogun episode 9? Her role in “Crimson Sky” explained. Photo: Katie Yu | FX This article contains spoilers for Shogun episode 9. Lady Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai) has a lot to live up to on…

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Fallout’s Biggest Guest Stars and Cameos: From Knight Titus to Honcho

Prime Video’s Fallout adaptation features many guest actors of note. Here are all the faces and names you might recognize. Photo: Prime Video This article contains casting spoilers for all eight episodes of Fallout. The Fallout gaming franchise presents a…