Whatever you want to call the Age of Small screen media we’re currently in (and have been around for the amount of the previous decade), it can’t be denied that television has gone through a huge evolution since the times of three broadcast network choices on a limited airways program. But while the present age has brought us several things, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t also taken away. But now, a new show could just be the glimmer of hope we will need to get one of those things back, and that series is Netflix’s new kung-fu action series, Wu Assassins.
Created by John Wirth and Tony Krantz, Wu Assassins Follows the experiences of a young San Francisco chef operating in the city’s China Town district that has his life unexpectedly overhauled when he is imbued with the ability of a million ancient monks in order to stop an increasing evil in the city that has more connection to him than he realizes.
Before the age of stature tv, there was a kind Of show everybody tried to create. It’s a type of show that never actually had a definition but was something at which you knew it when you saw it. And that kind of show could be best summed up as the”trendy” show.
Perhaps not Every show of the ago of television fell into this idea. Maybe not every strike was”cool” rather than every”cool” show was a hit. These kinds of displays never took themselves too seriously but nevertheless sought to provide on quality narrative and character while having some significant fun along the way, and while the genre actually rose to prominence beginning in the mid-90s, its origins can be dated as far back as Miami Vice.
Examples of this kind of show include The X-Files, ALIAS, Fastlane, Burn Notice, House, The Shield and Supernatural. And though the 2010s have experienced a handful of entries that fall into this category such as Strike Back, Nikita and The Blacklist, they have mostly come few and far between. Somewhere along the way, the idea of the”just go to it” show was missing.
But with the end of the decade on us, it’s surprisingly refreshing to see a show like Wu Assassins Come to the light. While at times a little goofy in its opening three episodes, the series is also working hard to market its insane premise and incredibly entertaining style.
The act is as good as one would expect from a series starring the lead actor from The Raid and badass celebrity from John Wick 3, And the story pulls from some old and new time favorites to market an enjoyable experience that opens with a great deal of promise (if somebody tells me the show was not at least partially influenced by Avatar: The Last Airbender, they might be lying).
But what Wu Has going for it more than anything else is its own pure and simple amusement value. This is the sort of show we need more of on tv.
In time, maybe the series will reveal itself to stand for something grander than that. Perhaps it will so as ancient as the latter seven episodes of the first year. But, none of this will matter nearly as much as the series’s want to deliver on a really fantastic ride from begin to finish.
In equity, the series Requires a minute to Find its sea legs, which is why there isn’t a full-blown, all-out compliments of this series taking place just yet. However, come the end of episode three, what’s guaranteed is something that, if delivered , will cement this as a string not just worth seeing but we DESPERATELY need right now in a era where it seems like each show is trying way too difficult to nab some obscure Emmy nobody will care about once the history books are written on the era.
In general, there is a whole lot to be optimistic for in Wu Assassins. So, here’s to crossing all the hands and feet we have it Delivers on that expectation once the dust settles on its debut season.