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Nah, nine's right- Gai-Jin is set in Japan, Tai-pan is set in Hong Kong.

King Rat is a little iffy, since it's a Japanese prison camp, but in Singapore.
 

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I watched the first episode of Sugar (Apple TV)
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Colin Farrell gets his turn at the Apple money as a private eye in Los Angeles.

Interesting vibe--I suspect this one's gonna get weird (but hopefully in a good way).

Nah, nine's right- Gai-Jin is set in Japan, Tai-pan is set in Hong Kong.

King Rat is a little iffy, since it's a Japanese prison camp, but in Singapore.

I mean I haven't read any of them, but none of them are a true sequel to Shogun...right? They have some Easter eggs and call backs, but its just part of a broader saga and not like any of the stuff that you might expect in a hypothetical S2 of shogun.

(not that I think it needs it...I was just surprised by it ending)
 

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I mean I haven't read any of them, but none of them are a true sequel to Shogun...right?
Yeah, no direct sequel, and only two books that even have a Japanese focus.

I saw that Clavell's daughter, the manager of his estate, said that FX expressed interest in some sort of second season, but that it would only happen if they could maintain quality. I doubt that's going to be possible, but who knows?
 

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Nah, nine's right- Gai-Jin is set in Japan, Tai-pan is set in Hong Kong.

King Rat is a little iffy, since it's a Japanese prison camp, but in Singapore.
**** you’re right. Sorry, @Numbernine.
 

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I watched the first episode of Sugar (Apple TV)

Colin Farrell gets his turn at the Apple money as a private eye in Los Angeles.

Interesting vibe--I suspect this one's gonna get weird (but hopefully in a good way).
I'm certain weirdness is coming. I'm caught up and they haven't laid the full reveal on us yet but I have a sense I know where it's going (no spoilers but it's not about the case Sugar is working.) If it goes there I'm out. Plus, we're at episode 5/8 so that leaves 3 more episodes this season for them to resolve (or not) what they're hinting at and then it'll be a year or two before there's another season to flesh it out.

Plus, it pisses me off the episodes are only half an hour and they drip it out once weekly. I'm at the point where I'm convinced short-form 'serial' shows, especially ones with limited episodes (not the same as a 'limited series'-- I mean 8-10 versus traditional 22 or so) should be dropped at once for bingeability. If only I had the discipline to wait....
 

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I'm certain weirdness is coming. I'm caught up and they haven't laid the full reveal on us yet but I have a sense I know where it's going (no spoilers but it's not about the case Sugar is working.) If it goes there I'm out. Plus, we're at episode 5/8 so that leaves 3 more episodes this season for them to resolve (or not) what they're hinting at and then it'll be a year or two before there's another season to flesh it out.

Plus, it pisses me off the episodes are only half an hour and they drip it out once weekly. I'm at the point where I'm convinced short-form 'serial' shows, especially ones with limited episodes (not the same as a 'limited series'-- I mean 8-10 versus traditional 22 or so) should be dropped at once for bingeability. If only I had the discipline to wait....

I used to wait until the entire series was done or close to it. Like with boardwalk empire or mad men.

Watching an episode or two a day over the course of a month or so was very enjoyable way to watch a show.
 

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Decided to watch Fall Out after some recommendations. Never played the game but the show is interesting enough. 2 episodes in and I think it is only 6 total so it should be a quick watch.
 

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Decided to watch Fall Out after some recommendations. Never played the game but the show is interesting enough. 2 episodes in and I think it is only 6 total so it should be a quick watch.
I just finished it a couple of days ago, also as someone who never played the game. I enjoyed it a lot, and the ending was a solid payoff and set up for the already confirmed season 2.
 

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Did any of y'all have issues getting into Shogun? I'm 3 episodes in and I'm extraordinarily ambivalent about it, which is frustrating because I WANT to love it. Not a fan of the Blackthorne actor in any way whatsoever thus far
 

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Did any of y'all have issues getting into Shogun? I'm 3 episodes in and I'm extraordinarily ambivalent about it, which is frustrating because I WANT to love it. Not a fan of the Blackthorne actor in any way whatsoever thus far
I really enjoyed all the Asian women. I didn't really like the way the Blackthorne actor spoke. It was too over the top.
 

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Both of these will probably be minority opinions:

I liked Shogun a lot all the way through (not binging, one episode at a time). And I liked Cosmo Jarvis too, especially his diction - very Richard Burton like, which I think was perfect for a period piece.

As for Ripley, I re-watched The Talented Mr Ripley and it didn't hold up as well as I remembered it. So to my surprise I feel the (great) tv-series was better than the movie.
 
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Both of these will probably be minority opinions:

I liked Shogun a lot all the way through (not binging, one episode at a time). And I liked Cosmo Jarvis too, especially his diction - very Richard Burton like, which I think was perfect for a period piece.

As for Ripley, I re-watched The Talented Mr Ripley and it didn't hold up as well as I remembered it. So to my surprise I feel the (great) tv-series was better than the movie.
Same, seen Shogun one episode/week and really liked it. Didn’t mind Jarvis much because finally on the contrary to the first series he isn’t the principal character (imo). Seen him before in Peaky Blinders I think, he hadn’t made an unforgettable impression.
Purple noon is much better than The talented… not seen the series yet.
 

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