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goforit1
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Into The Badlands... Did you like it? Reply with quote

I really enjoyed "Into the Badlands" this past fall. Wondering what others thought of the first season. I thought the fight scenes of characters "Sunny" Daniel Wu and "The Widow" Emily Beecham were amazing! Although the setting in an apocalyptic future was a bit strange, it was great having a Martial Arts series on television again. I was a big fan of Kung Fu when I was growing up. The visual blood and gore depicted in the fight scenes of "Into the Badlands" leaves little to the imagination though and goes well beyond what I ever saw on "Kung Fu". I wonder how parents feel about letting their youngest watch it? Did you like the show? http://www.amc.com/shows/into-the-badlands
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched the first season, you just need to keep in mind that what you're watching "martial art wise" is pretty much like the B movies that came out of China for years..fake and unrealistic.

Just watching it for entertainment is ok, just don't start thinking you can whoop-up on a dozen guys and come away in good shape! lol
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was OK, I would watch a 2nd series, which I believe has just been sign off.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Season 2 is on Netflix now.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not been able to bring myself to watch this series yet. Is it enjoyable?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy it. The martial arts a highly acrobatic and definitely made for the camera. To my inexperienced eyes, it looks like stylized superpowered kung fu of some form.
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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched most of the first season. Enough to form an opinion that the sword play is Hollywood fantasy and the rest was, well, boring.
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Fat Cobra
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of dislike for this series in these forums, but I am not one of those!

I loved it!

Unrealistic...of course. Fun to watch, absolutely!

I love the world setting, the feudal lord type governmental structure, and, of course, the martial arts.

One of my top 3 favorite shows on TV today (along with Daredevil and Cobra Kai).
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Chunmonchek
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of my guilty pleasures
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I really like this show. The mythology grows as seasons progress, the fight scenes are incredible, characters are fun to watch. Yeah, it's a win. Just getting better by the season.
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