Monday, March 18, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON MARTIAL ARTS 19TH CENTURY SAGA WARRIOR WITH ANDREW KOJI, KIERAN BEW, TOM WESTON JONES, DEAN JAGGER, JOE TASLIM

'WARRIOR' EPIC TV SERIES 
THIS ISN'T CHINA, BUT CHINATOWN
Are you in the mood for some period set martial arts, spylings? If you are, Cinemax is ready to give you their new action packed series WARRIOR
Warrior hits Cinemax April 5th!
starting April 5th! The ten episode saga stars Andrew Koji, our dearest Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Langley Kirkwood, Christian McKay, always amazing Tom Weston Jones, Joe Taslim, Dean Jagger, based on the writings of the legendary Bruce Lee!

WARRIOR
 is action packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving
The new epic series will air in ten episodes
his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown's most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family). Befriended by Wang Chao (Hoon Lee), a fixer and profiteer in Chinatown, Ah Sahm is taken under the wing of Young Jun (Jason Tobin), the hard partying son of the Hop Wei's leader, Father Jun (Perry Yung), who is facing an imminent opium war with a rival tong. As he is indoctrinated in the rules of Chinatown gangs, Ah Sahm wins the confidence of a canny brothel madam, Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng), revealing to her the true intentions of his journey to America. Over the course
Andrew Coji is incredibly charismatic and handsome as Ah Sahm
of the season, Ah Sahm crosses boundaries inside and outside Chinatown, bringing him into contact with tong rivals Mai Ling (Dianne Doan), a
The series is executive produced by Banshee's Jonathan Tropper
beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs, and Li Yong (Joe Taslim), a tong lieutenant and Kung Fu
Dean Jagger plays the leader of Irish labourmen!
master. As violence erupts, Sergeant "Big Bill" O'Hara (Kieran Bew) and Richard Henry Lee (Tom Weston Jones), a transplanted southerner and
Warrior wasn't filmed in San Francisco, but actually in Cape Town, South Africa
rookie cop, are tasked with forming a Chinatown squad. Meanwhile, working class leader and tough Irishman Dylan Leary (Dean Jagger) is fighting for all
Tom Weston Jones absolutely shines as righteous cop Richard Lee
Irish labourers by trying to inflict as much damage as possible on the Chinese immigrants he says are stealing their jobs. Amidst the strife, power hungry San Francisco Mayor Samuel Blake (Christian McKay) and Deputy Mayor
Kieran Bew is unrecognisable as corrupted cop Big Bill O'Harra
Walter Buckley (Langley Kirkwood), who has his own political aspirations, engage in widespread corruption, while the mayor's young wife, Penny (Joanna Vanderham), finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage.

12 comments:

  1. I do like the look and sound of this!

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  2. It looks like this action drama's going to grab the viewers from its beginning to the end, and keep them on the edge of their seat.

    It has brutal fighting scenes, rivalries, gangs,corruption, and some interesting characters (the fighter Al Sahm, the leader of the Irish workers, the brothel Madam..).

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  3. Jason has a stationary bike that he rides in our home, and he likes to watch shows on his ipad while doing so. I'm going to have to tell him about this one since it seems like one that would hold his attention for the duration of his ride.

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    1. You should jump on his lap and ride with him, dahlink, sports are better in company.

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    2. I can think of better ways to get exercise than a stupid stationary bike ;)

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  4. Currently airing in Australia.

    Saw 1st episode and was hooked! Binge watched in 1 day and enjoyed it much. Bruce Lee would have been proud of the show and its enjoyable entertainment value!. Having enjoyed Kung Fu films in my youth, it`s quite welcome to see the martial arts form in a tv show and the fight scenes are amazing. Andrew Koji does a good job as the fine looking protagonist in season 1 and I`m certain we`ll get his character fleshed out in S2. 4/5 rating!

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    1. It really was a lovely show, done with a lot of care and dedication, loved Anrew and Tom Weston Jones and Kieran Bew and Asian ladies in it. If you like martial arts, don't miss Into The Badlands series which finished this spring after three seasons.

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