Into the Badlands (Season 1)

I watched the first episode of Into the Badlands back when it originally aired, and thought it was pretty good, but at the time I didn’t end up watching the rest of that first season (it takes a lot to get me to watch stuff on a weekly basis these days). After being incredibly disappointed by the Iron First Netflix series, and then seeing that a second season of Into the Badlands was beginning to air, I was reminded to go and check out the series again, and have done just that (and re-watched that first episode again as well). Man, what a great fucking series. This is the type of fight sequences we should have gotten in Iron Fist. The setting is cool, there are a lot of great characters (I especially like The Widow), and as I said, the battles are all top notch. Very much looking forward to watching the second season as well.

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Into the Badlands

I’m finding that I almost don’t watch any shows in realtime anymore (week-to-week), and instead just prefer to watch them when they become available as a full season on Netflix. One recent exception is Ash vs Evil Dead, and then I was curious to check out the new AMC series, Into the Badlands. The pilot episode didn’t blow me away or anything, but there’s still a lot I liked, enough to make me want to watch more. Daniel Wu is fantastic as the lead, and I especially loved every fight scene he had – they all really feel like pure HK cinema. The world they inhabit – some sort of post-apocalyptic world led by 6 barons – is also quite interesting, and so far I’m digging how it feels a bit like a western.