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3 Body Problem

Need to Know
3 Body Problem is an American science fiction television series adapted from the first novel in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. When scientists in different parts of the world suddenly begin dying, a group of friends find themselves unexpectedly connected to some of the events. As they attempt to get a grip on things, a detective helps reveal the looming threat to all humanity.

Creators: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Alexander Woo
Cast: Benedict Wong, Jess Hong, Eiza González, Rosalind Chao, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Jovan Adepo, Alex Sharp, Zine Tseng, Jonathan Pryce

Why Is It Worth Watching?
Inspired by the Hugo Award–winning Chinese novel The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, the show kicks off amidst a cultural revolution taking place in 1960s China.
Ye Wenjie (Zine Tseng) sees her father get humiliated and beaten to death in a struggle session. She’s sent to a labour camp but commits a crime there and is sentenced to die in prison. However, her strong scientific background permits her an opportunity to instead work at a secret military base for all her life. There she makes a decision that reverberates across time and will terribly impact humanity’s future.
In present day UK, everybody’s perplexed since certain modern physics experiments have suddenly stopped working correctly, and then a large number of scientists from around the world are taking their own lives. Nothing makes sense anymore!
An investigator working for the Strategic Intelligence Agency, ends up tracking down a group of friends who are circumstantially caught in the middle of this mess. Together they end up uncovering a connection that’s exceedingly frightening and worrying if true!


Need to Know
Shōgun is an historical drama television miniseries based on the 1975 novel of the same name. Set in Japan in the year 1600, a highranking lord finds himself in a predicament when other lords on the Council of Regents unite against him and are determined to eliminate him. But a marooned European ship in a nearby fishing village could end up impacting all plans.

Creators: Rachel Kondo, Justin Marks
Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai, Tadanobu Asano, Takehiro Hira, Tommy Bastow

Why Is It Worth Watching?
The show’s events, based on James Clavell’s bestselling novel, takes place in Japan in the year 1600, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. The country is under a feudal system that’s ruled by powerful lords (daimyō) and their loyal samurai, following the death of Japan’s ruler – the Taikō.
A Council of Regents, comprising five warlords, is in place to rule until the Taikō’s young heir comes of age. One of them, Lord Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada) finds himself summoned to meeting of the council in Osaka, where he stands accused of covertly expanding his land and keeping the heir’s mother hostage in his castle. The other regents want him dead.
Concurrently, a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village and its captain, English sailor John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis), presents a curious case which could end up significantly affecting several outcomes that once seemed quite clear.
With stunning visuals, an outstanding script and excellent performances all around, the stage is set for an epic drama to unfold that’s reminiscent to the suspenseful brilliance showcased in the early seasons of Game Of Thrones.