Into the Badlands (2015) - Action, Adventure, Drama

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A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

IMDB: 8.1
Stars: Daniel Wu, Orla Brady
Length: 42 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 21 out of 176 found boring (11.93%)

One-line Reviews (114)

While it's not the best show, it's still entertaining enough to keep me watching.

They are also very predictable.

It is so hard to find a good action packed show with a great story that anyone can watch.

Boredom, boredom, boredom...

It's waaay to contrived.

Very entertaining.

So it's a bit of a yawn as you wait for it to play out every time.

The result is a highly imaginative, visually luxurious, mesmerizing watch, thats instantly engaging and very enjoyable.

The mixture of a post-apocalyptic world new order with lots of fast paced action scenes, a little shot of mystery here and there and an okay to good cast (both acting and fighting are solid) and production value are the main ingredients to cook up one of my (still) favorite contemporary running TV-shows.

Amazing cast, a new story unlike many others, impeccably choreographed fight scenes, intense villains that you almost want to win just see what they would do, the beautiful locations and details of the apparel.

Character development, as a main pillar of the narrative, makes the story compelling and every single character likeable in their own way (from the ruthless baron Quinn to the angsty teenager MK).

Season two dragged and sagged, with even the comedy styling of Nick Frost wearing thin about midway through the padded, predictable ten episodes.

But if you can get past all that then what you have here is an entertaining show that still has inconsistencies in character work and world building.


Critics may mock the overacting and corny storyline but there's something definitely intriguing about this show.

It is Storytelling at its' very best, at least for our early 21st C, so much more elegant, intelligent and fast paced compared with what else is available on the telly, and entirely original.

It gets bogged down from time to time but its still worth watching.

the political setting is one that is compelling, with this being an unnamed region of the former United States in which a handful of "Barons" essentially own and run fiefdoms, literally in the style of old-world plantation-style Manors, where the fields are worked by serfs called "cogs" and kept in order by an overseer/warrior caste called "clippers".

But why bother to storm the brains a little more when you can resume to manipulate viewers with loads of cliché.

The plot though is actually really good, yes you can tear it to pieces, such as asking why they have cars, but no guns, yet if you forget all that, the storyline is very clever, intriguing characters and it keeps you guessing all the way through, you don't easily predict what will come next.

While the surface may seem exciting, it is gilded at best.

This tv-show is the 1 i will watch forever :-) fighting is great,story is awesome,characters are mind blowing.

By the second season, the fighting gets a little repetitive.

Entertaining pulp .

The setting of the series is an equally fascinating mix of Japanese feudal society, pre-World War I/-World War II China, and the Civil War-era American South.

The characters are so flat and lifeless that even the actors seem bored as they deliver the banal script.

Nice camera work, but stupid combat scenes, just so stupid that I fast forward, naive plot, just everything is predictable, main charicters nondistructable, no point in watching, this is show for little naive children

waste of time .

Don't waste your time, it's the same **** as 90% of the other series out there.

Emily Beecham is stunning and delicious in her role.

The story is gripping and intriguing and kept me wondering all the way through, I never got board and nothing about this was predictable.

If you binge-watch this then you will find yourself fast-forwarding through the duller portions (of which there are plenty) and that is never a healthy thing for a show.

Lead actor Daniel Wu is more than competent in the chop socky department and some of the stunt work is truly breathtaking.

The pace is slow slow slow and the story has been done before.

The show appeals to lovers of feudal, post-apocalyptic, story plots - while also drawing in those who love entertaining martial arts action.

Overall Its Worth Watching .

Can't believe the negativity from some people the show is not reality get with the story line, great acting along with a good story line and action packed adventure from the first minute.

Entertaining .

Just this : Actors: Perfect Action : Hardcore Character : Best suited with story line Story : Intriguing Rest : Almost everything needed for an action packed series.

It makes them more exciting to watch as they are constantly having some trouble or the other around them.. nice..The widow (Baron(ness?

I prefer Into the Badlands slightly, as it was more fun and entertaining viewing for me.

Boredom, boredom, boredom.

Another different story with good characters and good story and world building , enjoyable and good watch

The good news is that there's still plenty of action to enjoy, still wirework assisted, unfortunately, but nonetheless enjoyable.

The acting is just spot on and the story is very intriguing.

The action was promising, the plot's backdrop was intriguing, and some of the actors' performances weren't half bad.

The story is different and unpredictable unlike other cliché TV shows out there.

The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts; if you don't like a touch of the improbable in your martial arts, you might want to look away, but it's always entertaining even when (or perhaps because) it's being slightly ridiculous.

The main character is found among thousands of slave laborers in a large mining complex where he meets a new character who is at first introduced as a novice who would appear to slow down the main character.

The story was going nowhere except for constant betrayal from everyone.

Overall a tired, boring clichéd show that brings nothing new to the genre

You might like it or find it boring.

The filming, choreography, wardrobes, lighting, music, everything is stunning.

Into the Badlands manages to combine all those elements to weave a compelling tapestry of vivid characters and suspenseful plot.

Not only was this one of the prettiest, most visually arresting shows I'd ever seen, it was clearly going to be incredibly entertaining.

I spent season 1 waiting for the story to move forward, something to happen and the characters to be drawn out and developed.

Visually stunning and excellent storytelling...

Not the best show in the world, but entertaining.

Even the action sequences become repetitive; gratuitously using slow motion to overcompensate for uninspired sword fighting is not a good fix.

It was thrilling at times and the finale was the cherry on the cake.

If you thought that Daredevil on NetFlix was good, this blows it out of the water, the story is really compelling and original in my opinion.

With a good supply of weird characters in the Wasteland as sword fodder and a Clockwork Orange Droog look to the intriguing feudal society depicted this is a great series to binge on and enjoy

Entertaining .

Into the Badlands is a beautifully shot TV show which looks stunning in high definition.

My brain was dumbfounded with boredom.

What a waste of about 5 hours of my time.

two guys with such bland personalities really have a way with the ladies,one look & the Southern Belles get all wet & melt betraying everyone & everything they hold dear ...

If you fast forward through the fight scenes, it's watchable and the overall story is pretty enjoyable.

All in all, it's a show worth watching if you like the fantasy genre mixed with "crouching tiger hidden dragon" style choreography/fight scenes.

Zzzzz & Z .

It uses a game of thrones like structure where you have so many intriguing subplots occurring at the same time whilst there is an underlying plot gradually building up and bringing it all together.

It's rare, nowadays, we get a series that's worth watching.

A thrilling action ride from season 1 going into season 3, its only gets better.

The story is gripping and thrilling to watch unfold.

Superficially enjoyable .

The action is fine, but the politics are boring beyond belief.

Sunny and the rest are just unbearable to watch anymore.

Simply mind blowing, .

It's that dull.

The show is super entertaining.

Well, OK, it is really but thankfully it's backed up with an intriguing plot and some excellent acting performances.

I highly recommend it to fans of series with plenty of beautifully choreographed action scenes and luxuriously photographed outdoor locations like "Legend of the Seeker", fans of dystopian dramas and those who love power games and intrigue.

Each episode has its sentimental moments but delivers stunning fight scenes, betrayal and plot twists galore!

The concept of fighting and macho power ruling the future world is getting tedious.

Hundreds of movies used this boring trick already....

The inclusion of Nick Frost in season two was a welcome addition and watching a man of his stature do Kung fu is both hilarious and supremely entertaining at the same time.

Then we have the young butterfly Tilda and MK, who show vibrant chemistry in one of the most compelling plot lines of the story, symbolizing hope against the backdrop of the actions of the unpredictable Baron Quinn and the pragmatic Sunny, the two male leads driving the events of the show.

Sonny is basically a stereotypical "hitman with a conscience" who grows disaffected with his Baron and starts stirring up trouble, while MK is a flat, boring, one-dimensional whiny teen who gets a superpower when he is cut called "The Gift".

The story isn't intriguing enough, I don't care about the characters enough, the fight scenes aren't what I hoped for, it just feels very contrived and silly...

This is a great show that has been beautifully crafted with stunning fight scenes and vibrant colors and awesome landscapes.

"Into the Badlands" is a very entertaining Martial Arts / Fantasy production that pulled me in right from the beginning.

something that's not exactly new to television, but it's fresh, slick and gripping!

Into the Badlands, an entertaining copy of Mad Max, Avatar (the animation with Ahn, not the blue nature hippie aliens) and your average bloody hack and slash movie.

I mean they all look so perfectly coiffed and oiled despite the dirt that was oh so carefully applied on their perfect skin..they look like a bunch of metrosexual warriors with $500 haircutsThe dialogue is BORING...

I want to mention this isn't a show that everyone will enjoy, It is pretty gruesome, It depends on your palate, Personally I enjoyed it.

The plot is quite predictable and lame (the jealous baron son doing everything he can to undermine the hero) and the fight scenes, after a while, become laughable.

What they have created is weekly dose of adrenaline and awesomeness.

the plot is engaging and not repetitive like some of the other AMC Dead shows.

"Into the Badlands" has some pretty outstanding action sequences and a fascinating mixture of vastly different societies from the not-too-distant past.

Some very dull jibber jabber and politicking.

Thoroughly dull and slow, it fails to create a single person to care about or be interested in.

Currently this series is on the edge.

Entertaining .

Gripping Martial Arts fantasy that should keep you on your toes.

The main character is quite boring and too much of a good guy given his personal history.

The most intriguing character is the Widow.

Personally, I find his story insufferably boring, and as the series progresses, Sonny's story becomes insufferably boring as well.

On other fronts, the protagonist(s) are dull, every character is dull, the plot is dull, character development is not believable in the slightest.

She and her minions at once espouse her original "liberte, egalite, fraternite" type message, while also engaging in nonsensical cartoon-villainy things, like casually murdering underlings who dare question them.

This show is a wonderfully shot, CGI intensive lackluster story content show, which only proves just how far we have come in the video gaming industry.

As for those hugging "enjoy the fighting", the fighting is far from exciting.

The fight scenes are always a highlight, always suspenseful, always beautiful to watch...

Well worth the watch .

Nonetheless, the plentiful action sequences and quite wonderful costumes and scenery go some way in making this entertaining, and the last episode in particular is quite stunning.