While strolling through the Netflix catalogue, Noshi and me bumped onto this odd looking Fantasy series, and decided to give it a go.
Consisting of 10 episodes of about 25 mins each, this isn`t to long of a series, and we went through it divided over 3 evenings.
The New Legends of Monkey is a television series inspired by Monkey,
a Japanese production from the 1970s and 80s which garnered a cult
following in New Zealand, Australia, the U.K. and South Africa. The
Japanese production was based on the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West. The show is a co-production between ABC Me, TVNZ, and Netflix.
What I liked about it
* If you grew up in my generation of Xena and Hercules, you will recognise the style of the series and the storytelling.
* Pigsy is hilarious, as is Monkey and his 500 year old out of time arrogance.
* Nimbus cloud!!!!
What I didn`t like about it
* It seems neither special effects nor acting where upped in the decennia since Xena or Hercules...
An oddity, of which I still can`t say wether I loved or hated it...
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