Warrior

This isn't China. This is Chinatown.

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
English     7.9     2019     South Africa

Overview

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.

Reviews

tli wrote:
The marketing point for this series is that this work is "based on the writings of Bruce Lee." Well it certainly does indeed; the storylines and ideologies are from that of the 1970's, which are so out of touch with the 21st century audience. If one enjoys his type of corny and nonsensical scenarios from his films in the 70's, then this series is along the lines of those films. If one is looking at this series for the martial arts elements, then you'll be disappointed too. There's nothing special or memorable here with just a slight homage to his classic steps and moves--again more stuff from the 70's. Watch 'Into the Badlands' instead... their producers learned after the first season, much more artistic, dynamic and grandiose in the second season. In this day and age when the n-word is sensitively removed from the lexicons in entertainment, media and society, then why is it still OK to repeatedly use the c-word which is equally vile, hurtful and offensive? Just teaching and perpetuating another generation of viewers that it is OK to continue to be hateful and insulting. This also just shows the lacking of creativeness and skillfulness in the writers' and directors' storytelling abilities--shame on them for being tone-deaf and taking the easy route. This is not a matter of being PC, but rather the fact that the show-runners are ignorant and irresponsible in producing such crap. Wake up folks; it is 2019 and no longer acceptable.

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