6 thoughts on “Marco Polo (2014-2016)

  1. I was on the fence about this show, but I trust your judgement on things like this. I’ll probably give it a watch now, thanks!

  2. The stills you post look fantastic, and I’m really impressed with your description. Benedict Wong is a plus.

    But I have to ask before jumping into this (and this is, alas, all too often a consideration with Netflix productions these days):

    Does the cancellation after two seasons leave a lot of unresolved issues at the end– or does it work as a still-satisfying viewing, plot-wise?


    1. MASSIVE cliffhanger at the end of s2 we will never, ever see resolved. A good 1/2-2/3 of the characters are left in the lurch.

  3. I’ll watch but later. Conserving money due to rotator cuff surgery recovery and pt

  4. If your boyfriend is into all things Mongol, I’m guessing you’ve also listened to The Hu?

  5. I watched a few episodes when it was released, and I just couldn’t get into it. As you say, the look of the show is beautiful and varied, but to me the actor cast as Marco Polo was not charismatic enough to pull off that role. Also, I agree with you that the “white guy teaches the savages” trope was largely absent. I always planned to return to it someday because it was well-done despite my feeling “meh” about Marco. Thanks for giving this show a nudge!

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