16 April 2016 | Wizard-8
Just saw two episodes... but that was enough!
They say that right now we are living in a golden age of television, with high quality shows like "Game of Thrones" freely available. However, you wouldn't know that just from THIS particular television series. Now, I was never a big fan of the three "Rush Hour" movies despite them having Jackie Chan as one of the stars. But any of them is much better than this show. From what I saw of the show, it has a weird 1980s-1990s vibe, from the production values to the simple- minded writing. And while I normally applaud when an American TV show casts an Asian in a prominent role (which doesn't happen very often), actor Jon Foo has none of the charisma Jackie Chan had. Also, his martial arts scenes are TERRIBLY choreographed, edited, and directed, which make me suspect Foo does not know martial arts at all. As for his co-star, I will admit that Justin Hires is not as annoying as Chris Tucker... but he is annoying all the same, and comes across more often as not as a stereotype. (As a matter of fact, Foo's humorless acting does the same for him as well.) I find it really hard to believe a show with such poor quality in its pilot alone got picked up by a network... though I won't be all that surprised if I soon hear that the show got cancelled.