‘The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1′ Review (Netflix)

Stars: Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson, Emilie Cocquerel | Directed by Craig Irvin, Gerard Johnstone

Produced by Australia’s ABC, Netflix and Tvnz, The New Legends of Monkey is inspired by the 16th Century Chinese fable Journey To The West, which has already spawned a number of films and series, including its most famous, or is that infamous(?) adaptation, the 1979-80 BBC series Monkey, which took the tale of Monkey, Tripitaka, Pigsy and Sandy and turned it into a hilarious, and Very fondly remembered, TV show that still – to this day – is held is high regard.

Especially by me.

You see, for me, Monkey was my childhood introduction into the “strange world” of foreign language TV and, more importantly, dubbed martial arts action. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Monkey I doubt I would have been quite so open to Far Eastern action as I was – an openess that led

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