Nicky is a young Chinese-American woman who decides to drop out of college and embark on a life-altering journey to an isolated monastery in China.
But when she returns home to San Francisco, she finds that it has become overrun by crime and corruption, with her own parents at the mercy of a powerful triad.
With help from her family and friends, Nicky uses her martial arts training and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice - all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her mentor and is now coming after her.
Keep the politics out of the the show.
I suppose I wish the series to be a bit darker & harsher, as Warrior was and hopefully will be upon its return or like The Nevers is.
Pray tell what you think the spirit of the original show was that most didn’t remember or even pretend to remember if they forgot.
Likes: attractive cast; most/many/all Asian/Chinese; fighting seens fairly exciting/quick/fast/acrobatic (unlike the D. Carradine series); no phony accents. I think I've only seen and heard of Tzi Ma (the father) before now.
Dislikes: this 1st episode seemed overly complicated and mixed in a bit too much for merely an hour-long showing (enrolling in a temple; temple life/death; arriving in San Francisco just in time to combat life/death issues). I think a two-hour or two-part initiation to the character would have been better.
Other. It's nice to see San Francisco in the background, but business-wise, likely filmed in Canada. Calif./USA/San Francisco; I suspect would be too costly/prohibitive to succeed in a new CW tv-series. ("Warrior", a cancelled series, was filmed in South Africa, as I recall, but set in old San Francisco.)
Special redundant mention of the two sisters being very attractive (to me they're new faces who I'd not previously seen).
Good luck to the series and CW. I'm already looking forward to the subsequent episodes. I'm sorry I can't binge-watch it from the start. I hope it gets extended or a 2nd season soon.