Kung Fu: Pilot
April 7, 2021 6:20 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

 
As pilots go, this was pretty pilot-y, but I liked the cast, and the fight scenes seemed decent, so, I'll see where it goes.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:41 PM on April 7


I'm not even 5 minutes into the pilot and I'll probably have to not follow this series.

This isn't a remake of the old series, it's a completely different show with the same name.
posted by Catblack at 11:37 AM on April 9 [1 favorite]


I never watched the original series, or any of the permutations mentioned in the Den of Geek article, so, it not being an actual reboot/remake doesn't bother me. And it's nice to finally have a martial arts show where the lead isn't a white guy.

I do think the premise seems like it's going to be at odds with itself -- they wouldn't have introduced Nicky's family and the Triad threat to them and their neighbors if Nicky wasn't going to be staying in San Francisco to protect them. But introducing the sword as one of several mystical objects that need to be found/protected seems more suited to a quest show where the protagonist does the whole 'wandering vigilante' thing.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:42 PM on April 9


it is so clunky and CW and SO MUCH FUN. The ridiculousness of the plot mixed up with all the beloved martial arts tropes and the CW pretty people, and most of all the fight scenes are nicely shot and choreographed to be super fun. The family that vigilantes together is the family that stays together!
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 5:59 AM on April 10


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