This is an thrilling BBC/Netflix show and a Yakuza drama that takes place between Tokyo and London. About half of the dialogue is in Japanese and the other half is in English.
Yakuza families are no longer at peace when a boss’s nephew is assassinated in London. Trying to bring the culprit in without interference from the British police, a Tokyo detective is sent to the UK to try to find him.
There is an undeniable appeal to seeing the world of yakuza unfold, but the show’s title, which translates to Duty/Shame is a reference to the detective’s own personal conflict: the suspected murderer he’s looking for is his brother. Ouu.
Best series to come across, especially the musical thematic in the last episode and the sequence towards the end of episode four. Must watch!!
This is a must-see, one of the most original crime dramas I’ve seen for several years. Apart from having to suspend disbelief of all London characters, regardless of job, seemingly living in the centre of Zone 1 (!), this is a fantastic series
What did you think? Who should watch it?