samurai, suit, helmet


Started binging on Shogun on Disney+ and am up to date. Can’t believe I am now having to wait weekly for each new episode. I usually wait until the whole season is available before starting.

“Shogun” is a captivating historical drama series set in feudal Japan during the 17th century. Adapted from James Clavell’s epic novel, the show follows the journey of John Blackthorne, an English navigator whose ship is wrecked off the coast of Japan. Stranded and thrust into a land vastly different from his own, Blackthorne encounters the intricate politics, cultural traditions, and power struggles of the samurai-dominated society. As he navigates this unfamiliar terrain, Blackthorne forms unlikely alliances, faces treacherous adversaries, and ultimately rises through the ranks to become a trusted advisor to the powerful warlord Toranaga. Amidst political intrigue, romance, and betrayal, “Shogun” explores themes of cultural clash, identity, and the quest for power in a visually stunning and emotionally gripping narrative that captivates audiences with each episode.

I always recognise the main actor but not his name. I also found out that Hiroyuki Sanada have been acting since he was a child. He also shares the same birthday as me!

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