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I may be in the minority but I liked his other books. Tai-Pan would be cool.
I haven't read any of them so I'm not familiar. If it's even better than I'd take it. One of my ideas earlier was to treat each season as a stand alone like Fargo. Then do his other books or stories on other periods in Japan for each season.
 

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This is one of the best mini-series PERIOD.
Totally agree.

Anna Sawai has really surprised me in this show with her acting too. I didn’t think much of her after having just watched Monarch. It almost feels like a different actress. Really shows how much writing and directing affect the performance.
 

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I just subscribed to Hulu just to watch Shogun because of the good reviews on this site and others. I saw the old Shogun and recently reread the book. I hope it is s as good as I hope.
 

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I just subscribed to Hulu just to watch Shogun because of the good reviews on this site and others. I saw the old Shogun and recently reread the book. I hope it is s as good as I hope.
Let me know what you think. I think this depiction runs the same general arc as the book, but it does seem different in some scenes to me.
 

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I mean it’s good…. Not sure about all time great but I’m def enjoying it. My only major complaint is the actor they chose to play the Anjin is pretty awful imo.

But watching Anna Sawai has made up for that.

The scene where Toranaga’s BF commits Seppuku is brutal….
 

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Totally agree.

Anna Sawai has really surprised me in this show with her acting too. I didn’t think much of her after having just watched Monarch. It almost feels like a different actress. Really shows how much writing and directing affect the performance.
Gah, I didn't even realize that was her in Monarch! The best thing you can say about her in Monarch is that she's hot--that show turned out to not be very good. In Shogun, she is showing a hell of a set of acting chops.
 

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Gah, I didn't even realize that was her in Monarch! The best thing you can say about her in Monarch is that she's hot--that show turned out to not be very good. In Shogun, she is showing a hell of a set of acting chops.
Yeah, I was shocked too. It was after E2 that I caught Mariko's name and was blown away when I realized she was Cate. I really thought she was Generic Young Actress over Monarch but now she's someone to keep an eye on. And even looks wise I think she's better in Shogun. Monarch she was generic whereas I've found her very beautiful in this.
 
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