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Into The Badlands

Post by baffled » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:50 am

Martial arts drama on AMC.

I like it quite a bit.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by baffled » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:42 am

Okay, you fucking faggots, obviously none of you could peel yourselves away from whatever Glee marathon or other glitter soaked shows you like. Let me give you some knowledge.

It's set in some sort of feudal land called... the Badlands. The society resulted due to some sort of awful wars that tore everything apart until these 7 barons came about and offered protection, which eventually led to servitude. Each baron runs their land that controls a resource of some sort, like poppy fields, oil wells or something else. They train armies of assassin-soldiers called Clippers that are insane martial artists.

A little intrigue, some awesome fight choreography (especially for television), and one or two lasses that give me the tingles makes for a show Baff likes to watch.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:00 am

So basically it's Game of Thlones?

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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Holland Oates » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:30 am

I've only seen the first episode.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Koko, Beware » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:57 pm

Bud Charniga's grape ape wrote:So basically it's Game of Thlones?
That got a legit lol. Well played.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:24 pm

Watched the first episode. It didn't grab me enough to watch it again. I thought the choreography was decent. I thought the premise of all these people running around kung fu fighting was mildly retarded. I mean, the main character rides around on this badass motorcycle, but firearms and gunpowder are beyond their reckoning? And, then there's some kind of supernatural element with the young kid who turns into a Super Saiyan when he gets pissed, or some shit. Oh, and the family intrigue with the father and the son and the doting Lady Macbeth like mother and all the father's concubines and lions and tigers and bears, oh my. They were throwing around an ass load of tropes in that first episode. It just seemed like a patchwork. All this, and then on top of that they seemed to commit the gravest sin of all...failed to deliver a character that I cared about. The main chink dude has the personality of a slug, and everyone else is like a 2D cardboard cutout villain from name any post-Star Wars made for TV sci fi movie. Oh, and the main actor again...what a willowy wristed, chinless slant that guy is. This is the most rugged Asian guy they could dig up? The thought of him as being TEH NUMBA ONE KILLA or whatever takes the believability factor to nil. He'd have a hard time making stir fry, much less mowing through gangs of post-apocalyptic red shirts.

So, there's your discussion. It's not the worst thing on TV, by far, but there was nothing there that had me hungry for a second viewing. It really seemed like they cobbled something together to capture the attention of viewers who are dialed into the zeitgeist of post-apocalyptic Walking Dead kind of shit, and the intelligent fantasy of Game of Thrones with all the palace maneuvering and court intrigue with a good bit of martial arts mayhem to keep people awake.

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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by baffled » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:40 pm

Well, that's all just your opinion.

And The Widow is the character I care about. So... whatever.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Dunn » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:31 am

So far I'm digging it. The choreography is pretty great and the story line is getting better. Characterization is slow, but happening. Also just to clarify, the reason for no guns isn't that they didn't know how, but that they were outlawed a long time ago.

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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by TerryB » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:52 am

I'm not watching this.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Holland Oates » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:10 pm

I'm struggling. This may get dropped.
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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Shapecharge » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:25 pm

Holland Oates wrote:I'm struggling. This may get dropped. And today my wife told me I have a tiny dick.
Wait, what?

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Re: Into The Badlands

Post by Holland Oates » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:38 am

It's the only reason she'll do anal.
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