| FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:02 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:35 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 4681
Location: Edinburgh
We just finished the series (it's on Netflix). I didn't expect much, but it was actually really good. It had some kickass women, and there were only 3 named white characters iirc. And for you Twin Peaks fans, Joan Chen is the Mongolian empress/queen. It had an interesting story and really good fight and battle scenes.

Has anyone else watched?

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:26 pm 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:49 pm
Posts: 6206
Location: Toronto, ON
We just finished the third episode!

_________________
I like my bagels like I like my men - big and covered with earth balance & nooch. - Bunniee

http://veganforthewin.wordpress.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:30 pm 
Offline
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:38 am
Posts: 2166
Location: Rochester, NY
rachell, thanks for starting the thread! Your post got me interested in giving an episode a try and now we've watched the first four episodes.

I'm really liking it! I'm impressed at all of the subtlety in the show and how things can unfold through actions or looks. It feels like the writers and directors aren't pandering to the lowest common denominator with the storytelling, and that's really refreshing.

_________________
The only food vegan enough for the vegan police is aqua faba because it's vegan AF - Tofulish

Instagram: entropyandennui


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:45 am 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 11909
Location: Maryland/DC area
Thanks for the rec! I think we might watch it, I was a bit wary about it but if others like it, we'll give it a go.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:27 pm 
Offline
Flounceiad 2011
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm
Posts: 6729
Location: A New England
My friend David (medieval historian by day; topical public essayist by night) just published a short piece about this show.

http://www.vice.com/read/netflixs-marco ... marco-polo

_________________
So he put Shakespeare in Love on, which is a movie I used to like but now all I think about are steamed vaginas... ~ linanil
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com
http://earlymoderntimes.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:39 pm 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 11909
Location: Maryland/DC area
That cracks me up about the comparison with OITNB because I definitely agree the show would be better without Piper.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:55 pm 
Offline
Flounceiad 2011
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm
Posts: 6729
Location: A New England
linanil wrote:
That cracks me up about the comparison with OITNB because I definitely agree the show would be better without Piper.
Right? I love OITNB but my eyes glaze over whenever Piper or her whiny, douchebag ex/bf and dirtbag, navel-gazing best frenemy appear.

_________________
So he put Shakespeare in Love on, which is a movie I used to like but now all I think about are steamed vaginas... ~ linanil
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com
http://earlymoderntimes.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:27 pm 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:49 pm
Posts: 6206
Location: Toronto, ON
I agree 100% on both accounts (Marco and Piper)!

_________________
I like my bagels like I like my men - big and covered with earth balance & nooch. - Bunniee

http://veganforthewin.wordpress.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:38 pm 
Offline
A Bad Person
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:24 pm
Posts: 3362
Location: Soy City
I just finished it! Yeah, Marco was clearly the least interesting character. I didn't think he was unlikeable but he really didn't have anything going on. I'm kind of glad that there's so much going on in the end because I want to see season 2.

Des, your friend's article really hits on why I liked it so much. I know basically nothing about the histories of Mongolia and China and the show really paints the region as complex and deep, as long as they keep Marco out of the picture. I'm hoping there's less of the dumbing down for season 2, since Marco is more or less a part of it by the end of this season.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:37 am 
Offline
Has Isa on speed dial
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:37 am
Posts: 84
Location: Germany
Nicole wrote:
I'm really liking it! I'm impressed at all of the subtlety in the show and how things can unfold through actions or looks. It feels like the writers and directors aren't pandering to the lowest common denominator with the storytelling, and that's really refreshing.


That's how I feel. I've been binge watching this for two days now and am half through ep 8.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:43 pm 
Offline
Thinks chickens are assholes

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 5862
I loved it! It is so beautifully filmed and I loved the fight scenes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marco Polo
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:20 pm 
Offline
A Bad Person
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:24 pm
Posts: 3362
Location: Soy City
Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes is up! It's a short (30 min) prequel story for Hundred Eyes. Summer is too far away.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer