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Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands

AMC 2015

In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands - S3E13

#1 - Black Lotus, White Rose


Season 3 - Episode 13

Sunny discovers an important figure from his past is working with the Black Lotus. The Widow, Gaius, and Tilda bring an end to the bloody civil war.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 920 votes.

Into the Badlands - S3E16

#2 - Seven Strike as One


Season 3 - Episode 16

Sunny, Bajee, the Widow and the Black Lotus attack Pilgrim. The master tells Sunny about a new evil that is coming.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 876 votes.

Into the Badlands - S1E6

#3 - Hand of Five Poisons


Season 1 - Episode 6

Sunny and M.K. fight to escape Quinn's grip once and for all. The Baron's enemies conspire to take him down and change the Badlands forever.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 2758 votes.

Into the Badlands - S3E8

#4 - Leopard Catches Cloud


Season 3 - Episode 8

Sunny and Bajie arrive at Pilgrim's Fortress, only to face an angry M.K.. The Widow enlists Gaius. Moon and Lydia rally the troops.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 1268 votes.

Into the Badlands - S2E10

#5 - Wolf's Breath, Dragon Fire


Season 2 - Episode 10

Sunny faces the toughest showdown of his life; Bajie's loyalties are tested to their limits.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 2690 votes.

Into the Badlands - S3E15
#6 - Requiem for the Fallen
Season 3 - Episode 15

Sunny, Bajie and Gaius seek out an unlikely ally in the fight against Pilgrim. Cressida has a disturbing revelation. The Widow questions her future.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 874 votes.

Into the Badlands - S2E9
#7 - Nightingale Sings No More
Season 2 - Episode 9

Sunny relies on an unlikely person for help in defeating a foe; Bajie learns a shocking secret from his past.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 2805 votes.

Into the Badlands - S3E12
#8 - Cobra Fang, Panther Claw
Season 3 - Episode 12

The Widow and Baron Chau finally face off. M.K. and Pilgrim grow their forces at the Monastery. Sunny and Bajie discover a new foe, the Black Lotus.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 925 votes.

Into the Badlands - S3E9
#9 - Chamber of the Scorpion
Season 3 - Episode 9

Sunny and Bajie face off with Pilgrim, who lays out his deadly plan for the Badlands. The Widow finds common ground with the Master.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 1025 votes.

Into the Badlands - S2E8
#10 - Sting of the Scorpion's Tail
Season 2 - Episode 8

Sunny plays a game which causes his friends to question his loyalty; the Widow discovers the existence of a new weapon.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Into the Badlands from 2766 votes.

Last updated: apr 21, 2021



Initially, I thought this was just some martial arts action series, but then a character's eyes became luminous and his fighting skills were briefly 'enhanced' -- I was instantly hooked. I usually fast-forward through fight scenes and gun battles -- not in this show, amazingly choreographed sequences not to be missed. Great story, except there wasn't enough of it :-) If there were only to be 5 episodes, it would've played better for me as a miniseries with plot resolution and a hint of potential continuation. Didn't care for the multi-pronged cliffhanger finale -- I liked the episode, just not they way they ended things. The actor who plays M.K. seemed miscast, I think David Mazouz (Gotham's young Bruce Wayne) would've been perfect in that role. Regardless, still loved the show :-)


Storywise it is not the greatest thing, but damn the martial arts scenes are incredibly well done and make up for it! If you like the fighting genre (IP Man) you will definitly enjoy this, otherwise you should probably skip this. Daniel Wu and the Barons are of interest, the other characters are shallow imo


I really enjoyed this pilot episode, its great to see more martial arts implemented into TV shows. The story (the pieces we know so far) are intriguing and i can honestly say i was entertained throughout the whole first episode. The colours in this show just pop, lets see if the rest of the season can hold up.


If you're into physics defying fight scenes / martial arts / choreographies then this show is definitely for you. Anybody else: *don't bother*. Acting is mostly awful if not straight abysmal (MK), with exceptions like Stephen Lang (the man in the wheel chair) who is sadly only a minor side character. Story telling is basically non-existent, you're thrown into the world with nearly no explanations at all. Even in a 6 part mini series you could do a much better job than this. There's an intrigue running with many sides, what's not even interesting or good explained and only background noise for the fights. Similar with the world order of barons as factions ruling people / areas, only background noise. Due to being thrown into this without any (explicit) explanation, the establishing of characters is non-existent as well. The show fails to make you care for any character and for whom you should root for. Forgettable characters overall. There's no reason for me to care for a mass murderer like Sunny to get out of the badlands. Plans to do something are almost never explained, like giving all women a voice. How to achieve that? No clue, but the ninja fighting is cool... It's understandable that Sunny wants to get out of the badlands with his pregnant girlfriend but that's it where the show stops making sense. Basically everything is incredibly vague. Perhaps because there's too much: feminism, a family intrigue where the son betrays the father, the most loyal fighter betraying his master, the wunderkind story, the escape for a better life story, teenage love, love triangle between baron, his wife and his side-wife. Pretty messy. A show lacking in many aspects, ending on a few deus ex machina and an attempt of letting the possibility for a full season or second mini season open. The really interesting things and questions are never explained *at all*. Ehh.


Do not waste your time with this piece of shit wrapped up in a shiny paper. The writing, the dialogue, the entire direction of the show, were absolute shit-tier. The fighting was pretty damn good in the 1st season. But most of the fights were bending physics harder than a Chinese martial arts movie, some looked straight up goofy. Good visuals, decent acting, and good camera work. That's about it.


i was searching for serie like this and now i found it. this one is better than GOT & TWD all together. love Daniel Wu


This one is on my top list at the moment. It feels like every moment in episodes are filled with action...as for the story some like some not..Its not new and not the greatest I've seen but its a still pretty damn decent one.


Mix of Revolution (2012), Magic City (2012) and Kings (2009) which all got canceled. I dropped it after 20 minutes because it was boring and didnt have anything original. Maybe it's for people who like Superhero series, /shrug. This costume drama is too expensive not to be canceled for it's relatively small target audience. If you liked the pilot do yourself a pleasure and put this series on pause untill it concludes , most likely not going to happen, waste of time and money. Not having a white guy as lead also isnt helping the series.


I feel like the first season was the peak of the show with the second season being very close to the peak. The storyline in the second half of the third season, I feel like it ruined the season. I also think the second half was unnecessary as well. It would've been better off having eight episodes instead of sixteen. And even then, I think the first season having only six episodes was perfect. They made the wrong choice by having the second and third season having more episodes than that. I get it. They wanted to add more plotlines, characters, mythology, that sort of thing. But I feel like more episodes prevented those things from being utilized to their full potential. Longer episodes, like over an hour long, with only six episodes to each season would've been a better play. Obviously, that's not how it happened and what is, is. If this show ends up getting picked up by a different network, I think longer episodes and better writing could really make it great.


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