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Mainstream Go Sightings
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Author:  EdLee [ Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:10 pm ]
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...asleep watching a pro game! ...
... won't nitpick all the 'inaccuracies' in that episode, just happy they picked Go :mrgreen: :blackeye: ...
... the usual complete novice stone placements by actors portraying pros... :blackeye:

OTOH: byoyomi voice countdown -- they did a very nice job :clap:

Author:  ez4u [ Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:06 pm ]
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fireproof wrote:
EdLee wrote:
Shinya Shokudou 深夜 食堂, S3E7 (ep. 27) しじみ汁

I have to protest -- that character fell asleep watching a pro game! When has that ever happened in real life?

It happens around 1 PM every Sunday from April to September in my case. The early rounds of the NHK Cup on Japanese television are usually a guaranteed nap. :)

Author:  ElomKW [ Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:15 pm ]
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Wonder Egg Priority.
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On my list of 'Japanese Animation ("Anime") I'd recommend to those who those who don't normally see Japanese Animation. The wider context strongly implies it's go they're playing and not gomoku.

Author:  karaklis [ Sat May 15, 2021 9:21 am ]
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Already a few years ago, but there are two episodes of PBS Space Time that explain entropy with a goban

Author:  WriterJon [ Sat May 15, 2021 8:35 pm ]
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Yakago wrote:
Cyberpunk 2077 - Found my first Go board ..
Lines are off, but game is solid

There's a bit later in the badlands, near where you first meet the fixer in that area, I think. A group of characters is watching two others play Go. There is some dialogue about the complexities of the game. Pretty sure it's the exact same board position as from that mission from the police-lass mission.

Author:  WriterJon [ Sat May 15, 2021 8:56 pm ]
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
On 'Billions', a Showtime series, the Brian Connerty character has a meeting of the local go club in his office after hours. [...] Upon reflection, there are several things that lead me to think that [u]the producers are tossing in a gratuitous go game just to advance public knowledge of go [...]

Koppelman and Levien enjoy games and have form writing in the argot of gameplayers accurately and impressively. They are the guys who wrote "Rounders", comfortably the best poker movie ever made. Doesn't surprise me that they made sure their Go scenes are passable.

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