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A captivating Anglo-Japanese crime thriller series that explores the butterfly effect of a single murder in two separate cities, “Giri/Haji” (Duty/Shame) has been well-received by both fans and critics alike. Writer Joe Barton (“Humans”) and director Julian Farino (“Entourage”, “Marvellous”) have been lauded for the BBC-Netflix co-production, which looks at the impact and actions of the yakuza through a number of compelling characters, many of whom are morally ambiguous.

The quality of the acting from a glittering cast has also been highly-praised, with Emmy award-recipient Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Trainspotting”) and Takehiro Hira (“Sekigahara”) leading the way in their starring roles as detectives Sarah Weitzmann and Kenzo Mori. However, for many viewers, it’s the pairing of Aoi Okuyama and Will Sharpe, playing Mori’s rebellious teenage daughter Taki and drug addict Rodney, repsectively, that really steals the show.

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