(I did a search & couldn't find the thread related to TV show, so I might as well start one again)
I shall kick start with my first recommendation, Marco Polo (Netflix originals)
Surprising, with the among of local talents on show, Marco Polo wasn't much talk about here.
Veteran actor Chin han playing the main antagonist Cricket Minister Jia Shidao, & Tan Kheng Hua as the Song Dynasty Empress,
It was available on Netflix (think its still unavailable in Sunny Singapore yet) since Dec 12 (in 50+ countries).
I was excited but a bit skeptical of the show when I first saw the trailer, but all doubts were removed when I eventually watched the show. It was a mini series, 10 episodes in the first season. It started slow but picked up pace at around episode 4-5.
Some nice & breathtaking settings & drama, & a bit of Martial art fantasy (but not overkill).
The story (at least season 1) is as much about Marco Polo as is Kublai Khan, Grandson of Gengshi Khan, who have now conquered much of Northern China, with eyes on of taking over the South.
The story started by Vatician Marco, traveling with his Merchant father to the court of most powerful man of its time, Kublai Khan, to secured the silk road for trading & spread Christianity. When things went sour, he offered his son Marco Polo as servant to the great Khan, which the story unfold.
I do not want to spoiled too much, just watch it.
Edited by pChou, 26 January 2015 - 04:15 PM.