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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 Sympathizer: What to Know About the Vietnam War and the Fall of Saigon

To understand the events of HBO’s The Sympathizer you’ve got to know a little about the Vietnam War. Here is a (short) primer. Photo: Hopper Stone | HBO HBO and Max’s latest original series, The Sympathizer, has been a critical…

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Red Eye Review: ITV Thriller Starts Silly, Gets Great

Thriller fans, prepare to board. Photo: ITV 20 minutes in to Red Eye, a foot chase through Heathrow airport ends with a man making an impassioned plea outside a branch of Leon. He vaults over barriers like the kid in…

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Shogun Episode 10 Release Time and Recap

Here’s everything you need to know before watching Shogun episode 10, including when and where to watch. Photo: Katie Yu | FX This article contains spoilers through episode 9 of Shogun. The explosive ending to the penultimate episode of FX…

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Doctor Who: If Not Gallifrey, Where IS the Doctor From?

We’re pretty sure we’ve nailed it. Photo: BBC STUDIOS 2023,James Pardon First, apologies if this violates Den of Geek’s house style guidelines, but LOL. LOL at everyone who thought that Russell T Davies would return to Doctor Who as the…

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Alien TV Series Timeline Sets the Show Pretty Close to a Divisive Ridley Scott Movie

The setting of the Noah Hawley TV series gives Alien a few decades to play around before the first movie’s events. Photo: 20th Century Studios At its core, the Alien franchise is easy to understand: people meet aliens, bad things…

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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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The Best British Sci-Fi TV Series of the 2010s (When the Genre Outgrew Doctor Who)

We didn’t know we had it so good. Photo: Channel 4/AMC Over 50 years of British sci-fi television, the genre went from one golden age to another. The 1970s gave us bleakly devastating visions of the future, the 1980s gave…

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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…