FX’s ‘Shōgun’ is being praised as the new ‘Game of Thrones’ by critics

anna sawai as toda mariko, a woman with straight hair and a serious expression wearing white robes and a cross around her neck

FX’s ‘Shogun’ is gaining acclaim from critics as a potentially remarkable historical epic akin to ‘Game of Thrones.’ The 10-episode series, now airing on FX and Hulu (and Disney+ in the UK), is based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel and marks a fresh adaptation of material previously brought to TV screens in 1980.

Set in 17th century Japan, ‘Shogun’ delves into a politically charged landscape following the death of the Taiko, the country’s effective leader. With the Taiko’s heir still a minor, a Council of Regents is formed to rule, though internal conflicts abound. English pilot John Blackthorne, finding himself in this turbulent environment, becomes entangled in the schemes of Lord Yoshii Toranaga, a member of the council.

Critics have lauded the series for its immersive setting, innovative approach to Clavell’s narrative, and stellar performances from the cast. Comparisons to the expansive scope of ‘Game of Thrones’ have been drawn, highlighting ‘Shogun’s’ potential to captivate audiences in a similar vein.

hiroyuki sanada as yoshii toranaga, a man wearing ornate golden clothing and an eboshi headpiece, sitting alone in a room crosslegged

Particularly noteworthy is the series’ shift away from centering solely on its white protagonist, a departure from previous adaptations. Instead, ‘Shogun’ offers a broader view, focusing more on its ensemble cast of Japanese characters.

Hiroyuki Sanada’s portrayal of Toranaga Yoshii has garnered widespread praise for its charisma and depth, with critics hailing him as a standout performer. Additionally, the series’ handling of violence, costuming, and production design has received acclaim for its realism and attention to detail.

toda mariko and john blackthorne, sitting together in a courtyard. mariko is wearing white robes, blackthorne in red ones

Overall, ‘Shogun’ presents a compelling narrative set against a rich historical backdrop, offering viewers an immersive and engaging viewing experience

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