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New show has perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and is being compared to Game of Thrones
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New show has perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and is being compared to Game of Thrones

One viewer doesn't even think an 100 percent score is 'enough' for the FX show.

People are flocking to watch a new historical drama series which has been compared to Game of Thrones.

You may remain scarred from GOT's 'Red Wedding' episode or have simply sworn off historical dramas after being left disappointed with the series' ending, but with a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score, this show has got to deserve a watch.

Check out the epic trailer below:

Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, alongside a miniseries released in 1980 starring Toshirô Mifune and narrated by Orson Welles, the show stars the likes of John Wick: Chapter 4's Hiroyuki Sanada, Persuasion's Cosmo Jarvis and Fast X's Anna Sawai.

The series is set in Japan in the year 1600, the country at the cusp of a civil war. It sees the Council of Regents unite against Lord Yoshii Toranaga (Sanada), however, the arrival of English pilot John Blackthorne (Jarvis) could help sway the battle in Toranaga's favor.

And well, if you watch the trailer, it's not hard to get a glimpse into why the series has been reviewed by Variety as 'the most transportive TV epic since Game of Thrones'.

Oh, and if you needed any more convincing, despite only premiering its first two episodes earlier today (27 February), it's already achieved a perfect 100 percent Tomatometer score and cheer-worthy 95 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, with people now flooding online to see what all the fuss is about.

Not many shows have obtained such a high score.
Rotten Tomatoes

Since the first two episodes of the series - titled Shōgun - premiered on Hulu and FX, people have taken to X to weigh in on whether or not they're likely to give the show a try.

One user said: "1600s Japan is so in my wheelhouse. Really interested in this show. Glad the reviews already high."

"I don't know much about this show, but the more I see the more I want to know," another wrote.

A third commented: "Now that’s a rare rating."

However, a fourth argued: "Nothing will come close to GOT."

But one viewer who's already watched the first two episodes said: "I already tapped in. Two episodes in and I'm already stuck."

The series has been compared to Game of Thrones.

"I have watched it and I can say that Game of Thrones only edges it by margin," a second added.

And a third responded to the announcement of the show's 100 percent Tomatometer score writing: "And it's not even enough."

So, what are you waiting for?

You can currently watch Shōgun on Hulu and FX.

Topics: Disney, Disney Plus, Entertainment, Film and TV, World News, Game of Thrones