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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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…