Joel Wagler

Joel Wagler

Joel is a life long sports fan and has spent 14 years covering the NFL, MLB, college basketball, and college football as a writer, editor, and sports director. Also a big fan of music, TV, and the movies, he has covered many aspects in the entertainment world, too.

“SHOGUN” -- "Ladies of the Willow World" -- Episode 6 (Airs March 26) Pictured: Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga. CR: Katie Yu/FX

4 great movies to watch while you wait for Shōgun season 2

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“SHOGUN”  Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga, Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige. CR: Katie Yu/FX

Shōgun left out two key historical tidbits about feudal Japan

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“SHOGUN”  - based on a novel by James Clavell and part of the Asian Saga

Which of James Clavell's Asian Saga books should Shōgun producers adapt next?

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Richard Sharpe played by Sean Bean

Why The Last Kingdom fans will love the Richard Sharpe series by the same author

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House of the Dragon Episode 7

Were the dark scenes in House of the Dragon lightened since initial release?

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“SHOGUN” -- "Broken to the Fist" -- Episode 5 (Airs March 19) Pictured (L-R): Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko, Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne, Yuki Kura as Yoshii Nagakado, Jodai Suzuki as Toranaga’s Brown Kosho. CR: Katie Yu/FX

All 6 books in James Clavell's Asian Saga (including Shōgun) ranked worst to best

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Andy Serkis as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings

What if Gollum from Lord of the Rings was in rock band (and covered Sound of Silence)? Watch:

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The Last Kingdom Season 4 -- Courtesy of Netflix

10 best The Last Kingdom characters not named Uhtred

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“SHOGUN” -- "The Eightfold Fence" -- Episode 4 (Airs March 12) Pictured:Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne,
Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko,
Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige, Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Omi.
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2 key characters emerge from the shadows in Shōgun Episode 4

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“SHOGUN” -- Pictured (L-R): Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne, Nestor Carbonell as Rodrigues. CR: Katie Yu/FX

If you like Shōgun, read these other great historical novels by James Clavell

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“SHOGUN” -- "Servants of Two Masters" -- Episode 2 (Airs February 27) Pictured (C): Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige. CR: Katie Yu/FX

Is the Hulu/FX show Shōgun based on real people or events?

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7 fantasy book series that would make terrific TV shows

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The Last Kingdom

Clarifying the timeline for The Last Kingdom and Uhtred's age

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