Episode 818: How Often Do You Think about the Tokugawa Shogunate?

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle the new adaptation of “Shogun,” streaming on Hulu.

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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather overthink the introductory episodes of Shogun, FX’s new, multi-lingual adaption of James Clavell’s 1975 novel. They discuss they book’s prominent place as a totem of adulthood on their fathers’ night-stands, the Downton Abbey moment (appropriate for a drama of manners and custom), and the various threads of theme, identity, and narrative which weave in and out of the production, and of the plot.

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