This is probably something I’ll never end up seeing, since I have enough trouble sitting through 2-hour movies, but a TV series that is 40-parts long? Never. Not in this lifetime. But I liked the trailer anyway, which is why I’m posting it. It’s a China-made TV series based on the life and times of Bruce Lee, arguably the most famous Chinese person ever in America. The TV series stars Chan Kwok-kwan as Bruce, and if the trailer is any indication, follows his life from Hong Kong to America and back again. A lot of Hollywood action movie stars show up in the series, including Mark Dacascos, Gary Daniels, Michael Jai White, Tim Storms, and Ray Park (playing, of all people, Chuck Norris). Actress Michelle Lang will play the pivotal Linda Lee role.
Purely guess work here, but going by the trailer, I’m guessing that there will be a major battle for Bruce at the end of every episode. Mark Dacascos as a “Thai Boxer” should be fun, although the trailer sure makes it look like Bruce wipes the floor with just about everyone he runs across and throws down with.
And yes, being that this is an Asian production with Caucasian actors, expect some excruciatingly awful acting from the Western cast.
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