1 (edited by scorpius074 2019-04-25 21:52:42)

Topic: Warrior

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Warrior is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

Imagine Deadwood with the town on the brink of a civil war. Now imagine that, into that floridly verbose fray, enters Caine from Kung Fu. Now imagine that, as the heavens intended, Caine was being played by Bruce Lee.

That's something resembling the conceit of Warrior, Cinemax's new martial arts Western, which was created by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) based on the same original Bruce Lee concept that Lee's widow claimed (and the production studio denied) was lifted and reimagined as Kung Fu. Boasting Justin Lin among its executive producers, but disappointingly not among its directors, Warrior only rarely lives up to the lofty heights of that conceit, but since the full realization of that conceit would be the greatest show in the history of television, it's an unfair standard to hold anything to.

'Warrior' Review

A friend of mines started watching this and recommended that I "get with the program asap!" So I will give this a spin eventually. The last time Jonathan Tropper brought a television series to Cinemax it was Banshee, and now, a martial arts epic set in mid-19th century San Francisco, the idea of which comes from none other than perhaps the most famous martial arts master of all time, Bruce Lee. I mean, hey, it's not like you have to twist my arm and slam my face against the screen to get me to watch this. big_smile

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Re: Warrior

scorpius074 wrote:

The last time Jonathan Tropper brought a television series to Cinemax it was Banshee, and now, a martial arts epic set in mid-19th century San Francisco

There will be blood big_smile

Re: Warrior

Recommended by scorpius074? CHECK!
Awesome IMDb ratings? CHECK!

*begrudgingly adding this to the 'will give this a spin eventually' list* big_smile