Recommendation Monday – Kung Fu 2021

Hello TV show fans,

I was a massive fan of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. I watched it with my mom and it was one of the shows that helped build my understanding of story structure. It was fun and exciting and a little magical.

So when they announced a reboot I was a little unsure about it.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well they kept the 1990’s TV show feel while updating everything else. The story writing was fantastic and the characters were wonderful. I’m amazed at how well balanced the show is for drama. Never drawing anything out too long and never going for the cheap shock. If I had to say anything negative about the show, it’s that the action was great, but not mind blowing. But there is a lot more to Kung Fu than just fighting.

I really think that modern superhero shows can learn a lot by watching how well arced and set up it was. Most important, to me, was the wonderful family dynamic that was both realistic and heart warming. The show’s action, story, and everything else is useless if we don’t like the character and I could happily watch these characters do anything.

The next season has been set up masterfully and I can’t wait to see more.

If you liked the original or it’s sequel and enjoy good character dramas, check this show out. You’ll be hooked by the end of the first episode.

Be kind and stay safe,

Éric