It’s been a busy month. In addition to my target of finishing the first draft of Blue Mountain, I’ve been getting obsessed with . . . LEGEND OF AWESOMENESS, the Kung-Fu Panda series.
Who knew there was a Kung-Fu Panda series?
I love Kung Fu Panda as much as I love the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. (Not the rest: fuck you, Disney. There are things called character arcs, you know. My morning rage against the shittiness of the latest Pirates movies led me down a rabbit hole to Johnny Depp’s $2 million-a-month lifestyle: here).
But. Anyway. In a day generally full of work and writing and frantically learning stuff to keep up with niche research, it’s a rare pleasure to come, sit in front of the computer and watch and episode or two. Each episode of self-contained, and could fit in anywhere between the first and the second movies – it’s neither a masterpiece nor a cutting-edge visual wonder, but it’s well-made and relatively intelligent: most episodes have a little bit of kung fu, a smidgeon of morality, Po’s bumbling, and a chance here and there to see what the rest of the Masters are like. For example: Shifu has a girlfriend. Tiger once left the Jade Palace because things changed after Po.
There’s even a Kung-Fu Fight Club episode. Just the sort of thing both my inner child and outer adult (largely believed to be a fictional character) can enjoy.
IMDB link, if you’re now curious: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1545214/
Anyway. Back to work. Enjoy!