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 A) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Year: 2009
    Cast: Lena Headley, Summer Glau
    Source: IMDB Youtube
    Comment: Season 2 Episode 10 is titled "Strange Things Happen on the 1-2 Point". 
      Cameron (Summer Glau) unfolds a Go board and starts laying out stones 
      on the table in front of Sarah Connor (Lena Headley). The stones have 
      flat tops and are held in glass bowls. 

      Cameron says that Xander does not play Chess but prefers Go and that
      the game was invented by the Chinese 5000 years ago and has more 
      permutations than atoms in the universe. He is going to teach her to 
      play. She says that "strange things happen on the 1-2 point" is a Go 
      proverb, which means the usual rules do not always apply. 

      Sarah grabs some white stones and three stick her hand. There is a shot 
      of her hand above a Go board with a game in progress on it, which is 
      clearly a different set from that which Cameron had used to lay out just 
      a few joseki moves a few seconds earlier!
            
 
 B) Diagnosis Murder
    Year: 1997
    Cast: Dick van Dyke, Barry van Dyke, Charlie Schlatter, Michael Beck
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In the series 5 episode "Deadly Games" (episode 89),
      Frank Waldeck (Michael Beck) is a body guard who is in hospital 
      and plays himself at Weiqi whilst recovering. 
      Dr Mark Sloan (Dick van Dyke) admits he has played Weiqi occasionally
      and very badly. 

      Waldeck also plays whilst on duty watching over his client. 
      Mark is then challenged to a game when Waldeck and so spends some 
      time with Steve Sloan (Barry van Dyke) and Jesse Travers (Charlie 
      Schlatter) studying and reading from a Go leaflet at home. 
      By the time they play, Mark suspects Waldeck of plotting
      a murder and tries to understand his plan from his Go strategy.
      Eventually Waldeck's plan is sussed, but at the end Steve produces
      a Mancala set and convinces Mark that they'd be better off playing
      that. 

      Several of the Weiqi scenes look more like 5-in-a row and 
      in one a close up is a different position. In the game Mark add a
      second stone to remain in atari and Waldeck plays the capturing 
      move without removing. 
 
     The set is a mini set with black and white bags for the "men". At 
      least they have a try at holding the stones properly, Waldeck picking
      up the stone with his left hand and placing it between his two right
      fingers, but it is hard with mini-stones. First shown 9th October 1997.
               
         

 C) Ally McBeal (Episode 2.37 Pyramids of the Nile)
    Year: 1997
    Cast: Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith,
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: There is a scene of two characters playing Go.
      It is not just a background scene, as the scene starts 
      with a birds-eye view of the game. The Go game wasn't much 
      of a game but at least the position was legal - at least 
      until Richard Fish (played by Greg Germann) was put off his
      game by Ling Woo (played by Lucy Liu) talking dirty to him.
      

 D) 24 (Episode: 3.15)
    Year: 2003
    Cast: Kiefer Sutherland
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In Series 3 of "24" (Episode 15 3:00am-4:00am), an agent called Wong 
      enters a seedy LA club where three games of Go are in progress in different rooms. The male 
      players are variously drinking and smoking and being watched by loose women and other men. 

      Later the hero, agent Jack Bauer, catches a terrorist suspect and then questions him seated
      at a Go table with a recently abandoned game on it. When Jack fails to get a response from 
      the suspect, in frustration he scatters a lid of prisoners with his hand. The scene continues
      in the room at the start of Episode 16 (4:00am-5:00am) and the Go Club incident is twice 
      referred to in later episodes.      
         

 E) Enterprise (Episode: 2.48) "Cogenitor"
    Year: 2003
    Cast: Scott Bakula, Connor Trinneer, Jolene Blalock
    Source: Star Trek Webpage
    Comment: The Enterprise's engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III (played by Connor Trinneer)
      teaches Go to a Vissian cogenitor (third gender being) (played by Becky Wahstrom) seated
      at a goban on the floor of his cabin. 

      Trip captures a white stone and the Vissian takes a clearly long dead black stone off of 
      the board and asks if it means it has won. Trip reveals that in two years of playing of 
      playing this (Go is not named) that was the first time he was beaten.
         

 F) Arrested Development
    Year: 2004
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In the latter episodes of the first series of this US comedy, 
      the mother adopts a teenage Korean boy called Annyong (played by Justin Lee).
      At the very end of the last episode of the series (episode 22 "Let 'Em Eat Cake"), he
      is seen playing the girl Maeby (played by Alia Shawkat). They have small stones and board
      and there are heaps of mixed-up stones on the table all around the board.
      

 G) Criminal Minds
    Year: 2005
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: Go featured prominently in the 22nd September 2005 premiere of CBS Criminal Minds 
       television drama. Discovering a Go board in the attic room of a suspect's house,  
       FBI profilers Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), Gideon (Mandy 
       Patinkin) and Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) discuss the game: 

         Greenaway: What kind of game is it?
         Reid: In China, it's called weiqi, here we call it Go. It's considered 
               the most difficult board game ever conceived.
         Gideon: Chairman Mao required his generals to learn it.
         Reid: It also looks like he's playing himself.
         Greenaway: How can you tell?
         (Spins board which is mounted on a turntable)
         Reid: This might provide an advantage; actually Go is considered to 
               be a particularly psychological revealing game. There are profiles 
               for every player: the conservative point counter, the aggressor, 
               the finessor.
         Hotchner: What kind of player is this one?
         Reid: Extreme aggressor.
        

 H) Andromeda 
    Year: 2000 - 2002
    Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Lexa Doig
    Source: IMDB  Go on Andromeda
    Comment: Go playing or Go references appear in several episodes. In various episodes
      Captain Dylan Hunt (the hero played by Sorbo) plays 3D Go (three blue-glass with 
      white lines 11x11 Go boards stacked on top of each other, supported by a clear 
      plastic column in one corner, just like the 3D Chess they used to play on Star Trek). 
      The stones are the half-sized sort and are kept in a single light-pink bowl. He also
      often thinks by the Go board because of the connections with his old first officer
      Rhade. He gets the Seamus Harper to make a hologram of Rhade for him to play against.
      Another of his opponents is Prince Erik.

      Episode S1E05: Double Helix 
         In this episode the Captain, Dylan Hunt (played by Sorbo), is seen reflecting on what 
         to do whilst holding a single white stone. In a series of flashbacks (between 27 minutes 
         and 32.5 minute in) he is seen playing with his former first mate Gaheris Rhade 
         (played by Steve Bacic). Hunt does not know how to pick up a Go stone properly, 
         sometimes using his thumb and in one clip seen trying to move the stone to the 
         correct fingers. Rhade warns him "Careful Captain! 10 moves until I win". Hunt 
         says "I have played Go with you for 3 years now, why do you treat winning like 
         a matter of life and death?" "Because it is" Rhade replies. Sorbo then spots a 
         missing stone on point "5d4". Rhade says it is only cheating if you get caught 
         and reveals the stone in his fist. When asked if he has always been cheating, 
         he is surprised the captain hasn't been also cheating "in order to win". No  
         positions can be seen clearly, but what can be seen does not look much like a 
         real Go position. 

      Episode S2E02: Exit Strategies
         At the end of this episode, Dylan Hunt and Tyr sit down for a Go game and Hunt invites 
         Tyr to make his move.

      Episode S2E16: In Heaven Now Are Three
         This episode contains several references to the game of Go. In one scene, Hunt's
         approach to complex battle situations is said to be as if he were playing a game 
         of Go thinking many moves ahead. In another scene, when faced with a life-and-death 
         duel, the he suggests that he would rather settle the conflict by playing a game of Go.

      Episode S4E18: Trusting the Gordian Maze
         In this episode Dylan Hunt says "I am excellent at Go." Indra Xicol replies "...I can beat 
         anyone at Go."
        

 I) Tower High
    Year: 2010
    Comment: In Episode 12 of this US teen drama, set in a mysterious school/prison, 
       a Go board can be seen (25 minutes in). Suki Sato (played by Dyana Liu) returns to 
       her room to find her mysterious elder brother Shinji leaning against her table. 
       On the table is a flat Go board with a position on and rectangular trays for the
       stones.
      
 
 J) Gosei Sentai Dairanger
    Year: 1993-1994
    Comment: A Japanese TV series in the Power Rangers genre that ran for 50 episodes. 
       In one episode a boy named Akomaru is in trouble with a big chap named Gorma. 
       At the start of a scene the edge of a Goban, with very dark Go bowls, can be seen 
       and later it is seen with stones scattered over it. Even later Gorma can be seen
       placing stones it. 
      

 K) Caprica
    Year: 2009
    Cast: Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Alessandra Torresani
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In episode 2, "Rebirth", of this prequel to Battlestar Galactica as two characters
       walk through a market an old man is seen playing Go with a nice looking board (21:40 mins in).

 L) Chessgame
    Year: 1983
    Cast: Terence Stamp
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: Terence Stamp stars as a spy master. He had a board on his office desk and would
      occasionally place a stone for dramatic effect. British dan-level player Michael Culver
      appeared in this as Nick Hannah, so it is assumed that Go was introduced by his influence.

 M) The Man in Room 17
    Year: 1965
    Source: IMDB 
    Watch: YouTube Episode 1
    Cast: Michael Aldridge, Richard Vernon, Willoughby Goddard, Denholm Elliot
    Comment: This British crime drama from 1965 (Series 1) and 1966 (Series 2), 
      featured a "Mycroft Holmes" approach to crime-solving. The two men never left 
      room 17, but directed minions by telephone who went to catch the criminals. 

      In between crimes the men played Go. The scripts are full of Go allusions like
      "We must surround the opposition before launching our attack, then drive them 
      into our territory". The was also an explicit reference to the similarity 
      between crime-fighting and Go playing, though Go itself was never explained. 
      
      The title sequence of Series 1 was a graphic of a sequence of blocks of stones 
      being added to a Go grid, and more graphics appeared at ad breaks and the end. 

      In Episode 1 "Tell the Truth" first aired on UK's ITV on 11th June 1965, the men,
      Oldenshaw and Dimmock, are first seen sat at their coffee table playing Go, though
      the stones are all in clumps. Dimmock drops a stone and is later told "Tactically 
      sound, Dimmock, but you may regret it strategically." At the end of the episode 
      they get the board out again, but Dimmock has been drugged and instead of chosing
      which hand for colour, he slumps forward his head ending on the two decorated white
      ceramic bowls.

      Most positions shown do not look like real games, apart from theat in Episode 3.
      They do not play Go in every episode, and some some have other pursuits, such as 
      Tarot, Monopoly or the crossword. In Epsiode 9, the final words are "I taught him
      Why-Chi".
         

 N) Navarro (Commissaire Navarro or Commissario Navarro)
    Year: 1989 - 2007
    Cast: Roger Hanin, Sam Karmann
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In one episode of this French crime drama, a Go player kills all others 
      to win a tournament.

 O) JAG
    Year: 1997
    Cast: David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, John M. Jackson
    Source: IMDB
    Watch: YouTube
    Comment: In the episode "The Game of Go" (S2/10 first shown 28th February 1997), the
      team investigate a Columbian drug lord, Carlos Estruga, who is a Go fan. We first 
      see him holding a black stone to the camera and placing it on a board with thick 
      lines and an ornamental edge (14 minutes in). The stones are flat topped and kept in 
      blue pottery bowls. Later we see the board with several stones spaced out on it (28
      minutes in).

      Commander Harmon Rabb is familiar with the game and when he visits Estruga, he finds
      Estruga at the breakfast table with a mostly complete game (35 minutes in). The 
      commander assumes he is playing white and Estruga agrees as white is the one almost 
      surrounded. However they are playing in the squares, it does not look like a real 
      game and has fewer stones on it than at the start of the scene. 

      At the end Estruga is surrounded in a bamboo grove and he congratulates the commander 
      on his excellent play.  
               

 P) La Femme Nikita
    Year: 1997 - 2001
    Cast: Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In one episode it is explained how Go is very popular 
      among their super spy group. They show a Go board that uses 
      triangular stones and the board is a glass see-through table 
      with black lines painted on it.
 
 Q) Marco Polo
    Year: 1982
    Cast: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel
    Source: IMDB
    Comment: In a scene in this mini-series in the imperial palace you 
      see a Go board in the distance.

 R) Sliders
    Year: 1995 
    Cast: Jerry O'Connell
    Comment: In series 1 episode 7 "Eggheads" Quinn Mallory explains 
      that the game "Mindgame" is just like Go or Othello.

 S) Kamen Rider 555
    Year: 2003
    Cast: Kento Handa, Masayuki Izumi
    Source: Wiki
    Watch: YouTube
    Comment: This live action Japanese sci-fi series sees the battle fought against
      shape-shifting "orphnocs" created by the evil Smart Brain Corporation to 
      replace feeble humans. In episode 1 (9:20 minutes in) we see a Go ban and 
      bowls in the foreground of a shot in Yuji's uncle's house. This is followed 
      by the uncle playing through tsumego problems from a yellow book he is holding.
      While he is doing this he discuses his late brother's business with his son.

      We see close ups of white and black stones being placed on the first line of
      the board and also the uncle rearranging the position on the board. As each
      stone clicks on the board the sound echoes through the head of Yuji, despite
      him being elsewhere, who has just recently been resurrected from the dead.
            
 
 T) Diamonds
    Year: 1981
    Comment: It is reported that this UK drama series about diamond merchants 
      included an character playing Go and has a Goban visible in the background 
      of several episodes. British dan-level player Michael Culver appeared in 
      this as David Kremer, so it is presumed to be him playing Go. Intriguingly 
      two episodes are called "A Taste of the Orient" and "Middle Game". 

 U) Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love)
    Year: 2003 
    Comment: around about episode 2080 of this German soap opera, while visiting Castle 
       Koenigsbrunn, Charlie Schneider plays Go with Count von Lahnstein. The Count is said 
       to be a descendant of Lasker and it is also said that he has won several times the 
       German Go Championship and that he often travels to Japan.

 V) Have Gun - Will Travel
    Year: 1962
    Comment: In Episode 186, "The Coming of the Tiger"  (season 5 episode 30) of this 
      classic TV Western, the hero, Paladin (Richard Boone) is shown playing a game of Go
      in San Francisco. To the dismay of his Japanese opponent, Paladin announces that 
      the position is seki. The game is interrupted by a crisis and resumed at the end 
      of the episode. It looks more like they were actually playing Five-in-a-row though,
      if so, white has already won!  
      

 W) Bubujingxin
    Year: 2011
    Comment: A Chinese TV drama where in one episode two characters in period dress sit
      at a table with a Go board with a random position on it. The board is brown with 
      white lines and one of the lids of the round bowls is on part of the board.
      

 X) Ja Myung Go
    Year: 2009
    Comment: A Korean TV period drama where, in episode 10, General Wang Geng plots 
      assassinations while seated at a Go ban, brown with white lines and with black
      translucent white stones.
      
   
 Y) Last Resort
    Year: 2012
    Cast: Andre Braugher
    Comment: The series is about a renegade U.S. submarine crew on an island in the 
      Indian Ocean. In episode 10 ("Blue Water"), a Chinese diplomat named Zheng visits 
      the crew offering humanitarian aid. He meets with Captain Marcus Chaplin, who is 
      wary of what strings might come attached with the aid. 

      The first Go scene (13 minutes in) opens in a shack with Zheng at a table pouring 
      small Go stones from pots into porcelain bowls. Zheng then offers Chaplin his 
      grandfather's Go set as a gift, which is in a wooden case. Chaplin says "I'm more
      of a Chess man." Zheng says "In Chess, the victor is the one who annihilates his 
      opponent's armies. In Weiqi or Go, victory goes to the one who can control the most
      territory with the fewest armies. A better game for our time... maybe." 

      Later in the episode (24 minutes in), they sit sit on the veranda at night and
      play a game against each other. Again the stones are small and held in flat wooden
      trays. Zheng catches one of Chaplin's black stones. "A tricky game: you caught me." 
      This mirrors exactly what the captain fears might be the real-life situation if he 
      accepts Zheng's aid. 
            

 Z) DaVinci's Demons
    Year: 2013
    Cast: Tom Riley, Blake Ritson
    Source: Wiki
    Watch: YouTube
    Comment: This fantasy adventure series is set in the mediaeval Florence of the Medicis and 
      is a fictitious account of Leonardo DaVinci's early life as he searches for the mythical
      Book of Leaves. 

      Episode 3 "The Prisoner" is structured to parallel a game of Go. The game is played by 
      Count Girolano Riario and the eponymous, mysterious prisoner in the pope's castle 
      through the grille of the prison cell and is interspersed with the action. It is played 
      with a set of small Chinese-style stones with what looks like a thin card "Ariel" Go set
      stuck onto wood.
 
      The opening words of the episode are "Shall we... I find the game fascinating, deceptively
      simple isn't it?" The prisoner says he has already begun to play before he has even touched
      the board and explains that first you obviously take the corners as they are easier to defend.
      The game is only won by pursuing seemingly opposing objectives simultaneously. A stone can 
      inhabit one of three states: alive, dead and unsettled. The latter of which may case problems.

      He mentions a strategy called "crossing the sea unseen" which means identifying a weakness
      and exploiting it. The next comment is about breaking off the local exchange and starting a 
      new front. At 46 minutes in two black stones are captured and the prisoner says he has been 
      taught well, but warns to be "careful not to press a desperate foe too hard or you may
      find yourself at the mercy of a divine move, the inspired play that turns a losing game into
      victory."

      At 56 minutes in, the game ends and they discuss strategy and which path to follow, before the
      board is tipped over with the stones going flying. The last words of the episode as the prisoner
      snuffs his torch are "As one game ends another begins".
            

AA) Teen Wolf
    Year: 2014
    Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Arden Cho, Tamlyn Tomita 
    Comment: MTV's popular drama "Teen Wolf" features Go prominently in episode S3/21,
       "The Fox and the Wolf". Part of the episode is set in a Japanese internment camp,
       during the second World War, and a character named Satomi uses Go throughout the 
       episode, to help control her emotions. "You take too frequently, and you take too 
       much," Satomi tells a younger woman, in a conversation at the Go board that is as 
       much about stealing supplies for sale on the black market as it is about the game. 
       "The young fox always knows the rules so she can break them, the older wiser animal
       learns the exceptions to the rules," says Satomi as she captures a stone.  

       In the next episode (S3/22) co-star Dylan O'Brien, as Stiles Stilinski, has been 
       possessed by a dark fox spirit, the Nogitsune, who is controlling his mind and body.
       Go is alluded to, when two werewolves are discussing strategy. One is trying to use
       a Chess board to figure out what Stiles would do, but the older werewolf observes 
       "Chess is Stiles' game, it's not the game of a Japanese fox". Later, using psychic
       werewolf powers, Stiles' friends are able to enter his mind, where they find him 
       engaged in a game of Go with the Nogitsune. Like all good Go players, he is immersed
       in the game, and deaf to the cries of his friends. It appears that while his mind is 
       trapped in the Go game, the Nogitsune has complete control of his body. We see the 
       board from multiple angles, with Stiles playing white. Unfortunately, the only move 
       he makes on the board is an empty triangle, although the board position is at least 
       reasonable. The spell is broken when Tyler Posey, as Scott McCall, transforms into 
       a werewolf and his howl gets through to Stiles. Suddenly realizing what is going on, 
       Stiles looks up at the Nogitsune, and then sweeps all the stones off the board. 

       US Go teacher Joe Walters set the game up. It was one between Michael Redmond 9P and 
       Chino Tadahiko 9P played on 15th March 2012 in the B section of the Meijin. The
       empty triangle is the last move, after which white (Chino) resigns.

       The following episode features another conversation about strategy, with Kira learning
       about Go from her mother; she explains what the game is about and describes territory.
       Later in the episode, Kira's father tells her that Go is called Baduk in Korea, and that
       her mother is a very aggressive player - too aggressive for her own good.  

       The fourth Go episode is titled "The Divine Move". Early in the episode Mrs. Yukimura 
       advises a desperate Stiles, while the family is seated around a Go board, "He made a 
       powerful move by splitting the two of you." "So what's our move?" responds her daughter 
       Kira, as she places a stone on the board. "The Nogitsune has had sente until this point,
       what you need is a 'Divine Move' in order to turn this game around." responds her mother.
       Stiles does find a divine move, in the story arc at least, and his friends defeat the 
       Nogitsune at last.  Towards the end of the episode, Kira's parents are seen picking up 
       the pieces from the Go board, drawing a conclusion to the story arc.
                

AB) Orange is the New Black
    Year: 2013
    Comment: A prison-based US comedy released on Netflix, the episode "Fool Me Once" (S1/12) 
       features a Go board seen on a table for about 6 seconds (about 29:30 minutes in), 
       near to two taking characters. The board is a mini board, small black stones can be 
       seen and there are things piled on the board including some bananas. 
       

AC) The Originals
    Year: 2014
    Watch: Season 2 Trailer on YouTube
    Comment: The CW Network's "The Originals", a spin off from the popular Vampire Diaries, 
      featured a Go game between two characters in a key scene in Season 2 Episode 1. Original
      vampire Klaus Mikaelson (played by Joseph Morgan) is seen playing Go with Marcel (played 
      Davis), a vampire he sired in the 1800s who then became his enemy in later years. 
      The game represents a kind of detente between the two characters, in their ongoing
      fight to control New Orleans, and prevent the witches, the werewolves, and the 
      humans from getting the upper hand. The game featured is a famous one and is played on
      a Goban with ornate side panels. 
      

AD) 12 Monkeys
    Year: 2015
    Watch: Episodes
    Comment: The SyFy online channel's time travelling thriller "12 Monkeys" has episode 4
      called "Atari". A character called Ramse describes Go (and) how he used to play it. He 
      and his friend are in rather dire predicament and he tells his friend that they are in 
      atari. They only have one more move or they are finished. He says "Being in atari is bad."  
      In another episode he taught his son to play, who was later seen playing in the background.
 
AE) Misaeng
    Year: 2014
    Watch: Episode 1
    Source: WikiPedia
    Comment: This popular Korean drama is about an insei, Jang Gue-Rae (played by Yim Si-Wan), who
      has failed at Go and given it up to work as an intern in a large international trading company. 
      He uses his Go skills to get ahead in the company. Various scenes in flashback show games being 
      played and tournaments (episode 1 at 48:50 in). A lot of the later plot-action is filmed in 
      Jordan. It is based on the webtoon and manga by author Yoon Tae-ho. 
         

AF) Hell on Wheels
    Year: 2016
    Source: WikiPedia
    Comment: This western series, set around the construction of the American railroads, has a
      game of Go being played (between 43 and 45 minutes) in season 5 episode 10 "61 Degrees".
      The board is quite full as two men play in a dimly lit wooden-panelled room, whilst some
      women watch, the scene viewed through the bars of a screen.
      

AG) Humans
    Year: 2016
    Source: WikiPedia
    Comment: There is a Go scene in the second episode in season 2 of this drama (shown on UK's
      Channel 4) about how humans cope with androids called Synths, some of who gain a consciousness.
      One of the scientists, Milo Khoury, in a US AI laboratory plays Go in the rest area against 
      Eric, the son of one of the other workers. At the end of his game talks about Go to Doctor 
      Athena Morrow. He explains to her about the number of positions and the number of atoms in 
      the observable universe.
      


AH) Samurai Gourmet
    Year: 2017
    Cast: Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama, Honami Suzuki 
    Source: IDMB
    Comment: In this drama (shown on Netflix) there is a Go scene in the third episode of 
      season 1 "Mackerel in the morning". Recently retired Takeshi Kosumi explores the local
      restaurants helped by a fantasy samurai. In this episode he stays up late playing Go 
      with his friend and misses his train home.

      

AH) General and I (Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang)
    Year: 2017
    Cast: Wallace Chung, Angelababy
    Source: IDMB Dramafever
    Comment: In this Chinese historical romantic drama there is a whole episode (episode 52) on Go.
        The heroine Bai Ping Ting goes to a gambling house to seek help, where she is challenged to a
        game. Her lover and adversary Chu Bei Jie is secretly in charge there, but believes Bai is dead.
        The proprietress, Thirteenth Lady Yan, ensures the game is played blindfold, the players having
        to remain in their rooms, so the opponents do not recognise each other. The two players 
        gradually recognise each others style from their moves. For the viewer the game is played out 
        on a huge Go board set with ninja fighters acting out Go moves.

      

AI) Billions 
    Year: 2017
    Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis
    Source: IDMB 
    Comment: In this American drama, starring Go player Paul Giamatti, season 2 episode 5 "Currency"  
       features Go.  The series, loosely based on a true story, portrays a high-stake legal battle 
       between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge-fund manager, Bobby Axelrod. In the 
       episode, Rhoades (played by Paul Giamatti) enters a conference room to find one of his
       lawyers, Brian, and finds him playing one of several active Go games. After Rhoades points
       out that he had tried calling, Brian replies that they put all of their phones in a basket before
       they play because “Go players didn’t have cellphones in ancient times.” Rhoades gets back
       to business, telling Brian that he needs to coordinate with the FBI to set up surveillance. 
       He’s about to leave when he remembers, “Oh, I almost forgot…  You’d better block that 
       monkey jump at the bottom.” Naturally the games are realistic, one game is nearly over and
       another in early middle game, played with smaller stones than normal.

       Previously the dialogue of season 1 episode 9 "Where the F*ck Is Donnie?" refered to Go 
       by calling one of the actions in a case a "kikashi play". 

      



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