Playing Go in Movies and TV-Shows (pictures)

Counterpart (2017-)


Seeing that Counterpart has been mentioned twice but no pictures were provided, I decided to include a few:

Howard (Alpha) vs. Andrei - First Match (S01E01):

Howard (Alpha) vs. Andrei - Second Match (S01E01):

Howard (Prime) vs. Andrei (S01E05):

Counterpart is one of two things that sparked my interest for Go. Unfortunately, I think S01E05 was the last episode to reference the game—incidentally, with a book found in someone’s apartment:

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Okay this is quite a stretch, but it’s still good. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Misaeng, the K-drama (based on a comic). Go is a major part of the protagonist’s plot.

And it’s a great series.

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12 Monkeys (TV Series)


Elena vs. Sam (S01E09):

Spoi vs. Ler (S0xE1x):

Bonus

And to carry on with time travel, here’s a match directly from TMNT III (of all things):

Kenshin vs. Master Splinter

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Dans la brume (Just a Breath Away)

movie is about toxic gas apocalypse

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Hong men yan chuan qi ( 2011 ) – White Vengeance

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They could have at least found someone who knows a little more about the game to set up the stones in a relatively realistic manner … :roll_eyes:

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Can’t be sure, but it is 19x19 board… :smiley:

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Shigurui: Death Frenzy episode 4. around 3:10

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Gummy stones??? :kiwi_fruit:

If you don’t mind my posting moving pictures…

Here’s the scene from Counterpart I mentioned before:

And from the movie Pi, referenced by @OnceAhasverus:

Finally, the iconic scene from A Beautiful Mind, mentioned by both @kickaha and @_oopsImStoned:

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school Go club in “K-On!!” anime

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Strange things will happen to

Go in 2053! from Planzet https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645129/

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Aargh… my eyes, my BRAINS. They hurt.

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Isn’t that Othello?

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My missus is currently watching “Ashes of Love” on Netflix which has scenes of the characters playing Go, despite it being called “Chess” in the englisch subtitles. Unfortunately I could not find any pictures online.

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Wow! Strange things indeed. What the hell happens to GO in 2053? Looks like the game has changed a lot. Jeez. I would say it’s not GO anymore, perhaps enough time has passed that it’s GONE instead.

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From Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (and game actually looks like it makes sense which is rare enough in movies :smiley: )

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From Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Episode 2

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Another vaguely realistic looking position!