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Dominican Power
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(03-20-2017, 10:24 PM)
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How did Sonny end up in that slave mine? I completely forgot what happened last season.
aku:jiki
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(03-20-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Oh man, they gave MK more lines. Why would they give MK more lines? On the upside on the acting front, at least Sunny's plastic robot wife actually managed a smile that seemed almost human.

Sarcasm aside, wasn't really feeling this episode at all. Loved the beginning with the two new environments and Sunny as a slave and I was grinning when they did that slow-mo shot of the chain being pulled to signal that Sunny's about to mess some guys some up, but basically from the moment MK spoke the illusion broke for me and I kind of hated the rest of the episode. The actress for the master was pretty bad too, and I'm sad to say that Nick Frost was a bit shit as well. The Widow wasn't even hot this time!
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(03-20-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by TalkingToast

What did everyone else think when Marton Csokas' name popped up in the opening credits ?

I was like "Oh, I guess Quinn survived after all..."

Originally Posted by Dominican Power

How did Sonny end up in that slave mine? I completely forgot what happened last season.

After the Chi Warriors defeated Sunny, The River King captured him and sold him into slavery. (he wanted Sunny to kill M.K. in exchange for passage out of the Badlands because M.K. had previously, by accident, slaughtered an entire boatful of The River King's men. Sunny brought him the disfigured head of some rando and told him it was M.K. - but The River King found out it was a lie after he trailed Sunny and witnessed M.K. fighting the Chi Warriors)
Froli
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(03-21-2017, 02:28 AM)
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This has become a wuxia tv series in a western setting.

Can't wait for more
Xevren
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(03-21-2017, 02:31 AM)
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Binged the first season and watched the first episode for season 2. I'm so in love with this show. Even more in love with Widow <3
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(03-21-2017, 04:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by AbsolutBro

Without trying to read anything else, dps this air on a streaming service ep by ep? Watched S1 on netflix and wanted to keep up.

No idea.

Also I never pay attention to opening credits.
Mighty Chin
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(03-21-2017, 04:18 AM)
The only part I enjoyed was that kid punching the Master and shattering her arm but she showed no pain to it.
rubbishmonkey
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(03-21-2017, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dominican Power

How did Sonny end up in that slave mine? I completely forgot what happened last season.

I felt like that too lol
the_firewithin
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(03-21-2017, 04:38 AM)
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Tilda and widow styling on fools will never get old. Nick frost was fun.

MK still sucks
Sir Doom
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(03-21-2017, 06:03 AM)
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Widow is still bad ass. That fight scene. Wow after watching Iron Fist
and I agree MK is still sucks but hopefully this training changes it

Originally Posted by RatskyWatsky


After the Chi Warriors defeated Sunny, The River King captured him and sold him into slavery. (he wanted Sunny to kill M.K. in exchange for passage out of the Badlands because M.K. had previously, by accident, slaughtered an entire boatful of The River King's men. Sunny brought him the disfigured head of some rando and told him it was M.K. - but The River King found out it was a lie after he trailed Sunny and witnessed M.K. fighting the Chi Warriors)

thanks to this. I was lose
Purple Cheeto
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(03-21-2017, 07:26 AM)
It feels like they're playing up the colors even more this season for the Barons.

Was not paying attention to the credits and totally caught off guard by the ending.
Tunesmith
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(03-21-2017, 01:19 PM)
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I thought this show had been canned, what a nice surprise!
More_Badass
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(03-21-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Finally watching the premiere. Five minutes in, and it already feels like it has a bigger budget and scope than anything in Season 1
Jest Chillin
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(03-21-2017, 06:34 PM)
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I was disappointed with the fights in the first ep this season. Too much focus on gore and not enough on choreography imo. Compare them to the Sonny vs. Four Widow henchmen fight from S1 if you don't get what I mean.

I just want a balanced mix of Wuxia choreography and 70's/80's campy violence.
perineumlick
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(03-21-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jest Chillin

I was disappointed with the fights in the first ep this season. Too much focus on gore and not enough on choreography imo. Compare them to the Sonny vs. Four Widow henchmen fight from S1 if you don't get what I mean.

I just want a balanced mix of Wuxia choreography and 70's/80's campy violence.

Totally agree. Too many fast cuts, too much wire work, the martial arts just seems off compared to the first season.
awilliams213
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(03-21-2017, 06:56 PM)
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Great premiere, the new characters all look so cool especially how diverse the cast is. That Widow sequence was so good, the choreography was amazing props to their stunt crew. So happy AMC decided to give this show a season 2.
BrokenFiction
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(03-21-2017, 06:57 PM)
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BOOM.

Joe Adalian‏ @TVMoJoe 6m

INTO THE BADLANDS returns with 3.4M viewers. Among A18-49: 1.4 rating, beating every scripted show on b'cast Sunday night

https://twitter.com/TVMoJoe/status/844229945207410688
Mudcrab
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(03-21-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrokenFiction

BOOM.

Joe Adalian‏ @TVMoJoe 6m



https://twitter.com/TVMoJoe/status/844229945207410688

Awesome news and well deserved!
corin7
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(03-21-2017, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jest Chillin

I was disappointed with the fights in the first ep this season. Too much focus on gore and not enough on choreography imo. Compare them to the Sonny vs. Four Widow henchmen fight from S1 if you don't get what I mean.

I just want a balanced mix of Wuxia choreography and 70's/80's campy violence.

I can agree with this. The gore was just a bit much by the end and a couple of the fights could have gone a bit longer with less cuts. The one where Sonny tries to escape was the one exception. I felt that was spot on.
RatskyWatsky
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(03-21-2017, 08:47 PM)
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L+SD Ratings

Season 1

Episode 1 - 6.4 million viewers and a 3.2 A18-49 rating
Episode 2 - 4.8 million viewers and a 2.3 A18-49 rating
Episode 3 - 5.2 million viewers and a 2.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 4 - 2.4 million viewers and a 1.1 A18-49 rating
Episode 5 - 2.2 million viewers and a 1.0 A18-49 rating
Episode 6 - 2.2 million viewers and a 0.8 A18-49 rating

Season 2

Episode 1 - 3.4 million viewers and a 1.4 A18-49 rating
lumi7890
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(03-21-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by RatskyWatsky

L+SD Ratings

Season 1

Episode 1 - 6.4 million viewers and a 3.2 A18-49 rating
Episode 2 - 4.8 million viewers and a 2.3 A18-49 rating
Episode 3 - 5.2 million viewers and a 2.5 A18-49 rating
Episode 4 - 2.4 million viewers and a 1.1 A18-49 rating
Episode 5 - 2.2 million viewers and a 1.0 A18-49 rating
Episode 6 - 2.2 million viewers and a 0.8 A18-49 rating

Season 2

Episode 1 - 3.4 million viewers and a 1.4 A18-49 rating

Not to bad, hopefully. the positive reception from this first episode will pull in more people .
Sevket-Erhat
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(03-21-2017, 09:35 PM)
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Just finished watching first episode of second season and it was amazing. I screamed with joy when The Widow turned the guy into minced meat.

Iton Fist should have learned so much from this
TheSeks
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(03-22-2017, 12:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sevket-Erhat

TV fights should have learned so much from this

FTFY. You're welcome.

Into the Badlands shows that with a proper budget and rehearsal, you can do decent fight scenes on TV. Why Marvel couldn't do it (outside of being cheap-asses), I'll never know.
Renpatsu
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(03-22-2017, 01:01 PM)
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To be fair though the style of fighting in ITB is very specifically in the lineage of Hong Kong action and Wuxia epics of which the skills required to pull it off are pretty strict. In general when you compare it to Western action direction that style quickly becomes unfeasible at the pace of most television productions without a cast and crew that has a firm grasp in that style of action. ITB pulls it off because Wu and co have the connections to bring in some of the bests in the industry with that area of expertise and make it a priority within the very conception of the show's production schedule.
Asbel
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(03-22-2017, 02:21 PM)
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Man I'd be cool with gender bending and let Widow play Iron Fist.
WarRock
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(03-22-2017, 08:53 PM)
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Holy crap they went so hard in the brutality. Agreed that there wasn't enough focus on the choreography, but I'm ok with that every now and then just so they can show off how ruthless the situation is. I mean, Widow wasn't looking for a fight against equals, she was slaughtering sheep.

Master being full D&D Monk powers is hype.
Munch Poke
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(03-23-2017, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Munch Poke

I'm excited. The first season was a surprising joy. Still sad about Quinn though, he was one of the more enjoyable characters in the show.

Just quoting myself because I just caught up on the new episode.


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
My boy lives!
RatskyWatsky
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(03-26-2017, 10:08 AM)
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New episode tonight!

Force of Eagle's Claw

While Sunny and Bajie struggle to stay alive, the Widow faces challenges as she consolidates her power. Meanwhile, MK discovers secrets about his past.

Qvoth
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(03-26-2017, 10:36 AM)
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just watched episode 1, shit man i forgot like 99% of the story
the amc recap video doesn't work in my country so it doesn't help
Hyun Sai
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(03-26-2017, 07:32 PM)
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I'm in love.



Is Beecham a natural red head by the way ?
Sevket-Erhat
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(03-26-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Qvoth

just watched episode 1, shit man i forgot like 99% of the story
the amc recap video doesn't work in my country so it doesn't help

Sunny has a child and left his life behind to find them. MK has a dark power that is out of control. That's it. The recap video is geolocked for me too
Bandit1
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(03-26-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Just watched last week's episode, really loved the opening and the fight with Sunny all locked up. Ain't nobody got nothing on the widow, and still not into all the supernatural stuff with MK.
Baroquemantic
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(03-27-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Just started watching the premiere. Holy shit this song is everywhere, haha.
TheFlow
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(03-27-2017, 01:35 AM)
Finally watching the first episode. Holy shit what a great opening. Production values seem to be crazy. And that opening song!
Baroquemantic
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(03-27-2017, 02:23 AM)
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Yooooooo, the fights scenes and choreography. The mystical/supernatural stuff. That gotdamn Widow massacre. The budget. Amazing. I'm glad this show is back.
TheFlow
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(03-27-2017, 03:19 AM)
Finished the first episode it was awesome.

Hate to say it but I love the stuff with M.k. This is what I wanted from Irok Fist
Baroquemantic
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(03-27-2017, 04:02 AM)
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Here we go!
DangerMouse
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(03-27-2017, 04:04 AM)
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YES! Let's go!

"You're gonna live or die together"

"Unbelievable!"

Guess he did snitch, and he's stuck with Sunny anyway LOL
Slayven
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(03-27-2017, 04:04 AM)
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2 man enter one man leave
IronRinn
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(03-27-2017, 04:04 AM)
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This is a very good start.
DangerMouse
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(03-27-2017, 04:05 AM)
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Squash!

Nice punch!
IronRinn
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(03-27-2017, 04:05 AM)
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Amazing.
DangerMouse
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(03-27-2017, 04:06 AM)
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Next time :D
Nokagi
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(03-27-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Slayven
gimme some o dat God-crafted alabaster greatness
(03-27-2017, 04:07 AM)
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jesus the fan wasn't even going that fast
DangerMouse
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(03-27-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Yup! Right through the fan! Just not at the moment during the fight I first expected!
Baroquemantic
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(03-27-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Well damn. Anyway, this reminds me so much of Mad Max.
Volimar
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(03-27-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

jesus the fan wasn't even going that fast

Yep.



That was fun though. Channeling some Jackie Chan.
IronRinn
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(03-27-2017, 04:08 AM)
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This show knows exactly how to open an episode. So good. Loved Frost being used as a weapon.
NipplesAndToes23
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(03-27-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Cool. Mortal Kombat style.

Originally Posted by Nokagi

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