KWIK KWOTES: I Wish I’d Written That …

Into the Badlands shamelessly borrows from so many sources, I began to respect its diligence. A lazier show would have been satisfied with swiping far less ….”

Willa Paskin SLATE

I knew it was a strange hybrid.  I figured maybe it was created to cash in on the popularity of Hong Kong-style action pics (thus the many -almost balletic and certainly athletic – fight scenes) and the royal intrigue of HBO’s Game of Thrones (one actress in particular seems to be channeling Margaery Targaryen.) However, Ms. Paskin is paid to spot the influences so I will let her do the heavy lifting. 

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/2015/11/into_the_badlands_on_amc_reviewed_it_has_such_deeply_cool_fight_scenes_that.html