6.5
198 votes
The New Legends of Monkey

The New Legends of Monkey

TVNZ 1 2018

Follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world. Inspired by the 16th Century Chinese fable “Journey to the West.”

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of The New Legends of Monkey

The New Legends of Monkey - S1E3

#1 - The Journey Begins (Season 1 - Episode 3)

When Monkey and Sandy find themselves prisoners to Princess Locke, an escaped Tripitaka must convince Pigsy to abandon his mistress and help her rescue the two Gods.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 267 votes.

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The New Legends of Monkey - S1E10

#2 - A Hero To Save Us All (Season 1 - Episode 10)

While Monkey and Pigsy smuggle themselves into Davari's banquet, Tripitaka must work out the means of controlling the secret army of the Font Demons before Davari can reveal the extent of his new powers.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 193 votes.

The New Legends of Monkey - S1E7

#3 - Until I Met You (Season 1 - Episode 7)

As Tripitaka, Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy flee from the Shaman and his Demonic henchman, they seek shelter in a sprawling forest.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 200 votes.

The New Legends of Monkey - S1E6

#4 - A Crown Does Not Make You (Season 1 - Episode 6)

As Monkey travels further into his past Tripitaka must act quickly before he is lost forever. Using the sutra, she is able to find a way to go after Monkey, and in doing so unravels the mystery of his imprisonment.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 210 votes.

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The New Legends of Monkey - S2E2

#5 - Quest for Knowledge (Season 2 - Episode 2)

At the Archive of Infinite Scrolls, Monkey and friends must solve — and survive — various riddles to gain access to the Scroll of Knowledge.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 69 votes.

The New Legends of Monkey - S1E8

#6 - A Part Of You That's Missing (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Tripitaka leaves the quest to go in search of her mother, but Sandy won't let her travel alone, and the two journey to the North Water.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 195 votes.

The New Legends of Monkey - S2E10

#7 - Shadow Boxing (Season 2 - Episode 10)

With the rebels scattered and the fate of the sacred scrolls still at stake, Monkey realizes he's his own worst enemy — in more ways than one.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 58 votes.

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The New Legends of Monkey - S2E5

#8 - Finding Paradise (Season 2 - Episode 5)

The Monkey King and crew meet the mysterious Mycelia in a garden that's too good to be true before helping Pigsy avoid a flavorful but deadly fate.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 64 votes.

The New Legends of Monkey - S2E3

#9 - Village of Lost Children (Season 2 - Episode 3)

A shape-shifting demon uses her powers to assume Sandy's appearance, then kidnaps village children to make Monkey's group seem like the evil ones.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 63 votes.

The New Legends of Monkey - S1E9

#10 - In Search Of Tripitaka (Season 1 - Episode 9)

As Monkey and Pigsy hide in plain sight within the walls of Davari's palace, Tripitaka realises why Davari is so determined to translate the Sacred Scrolls. Can she stop him completing the translation before it's too late?

The episode was rated 7.35 from 188 votes.

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The New Legends of Monkey - S1E2
#11 - The Edge Of Nowhere
7.33
Season 1 - Episode 2

Having released the Monkey King, Tripitaka is shocked to find him indifferent to the Scholar's mission. Struggling to keep him on side, and still being pursued by Demons, she finds help in the unlikeliest of places.

The episode was rated from 329 votes.
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The New Legends of Monkey - S1E4
#12 - The Monkey King Returns
7.30
Season 1 - Episode 4

As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka can control the crown he plans to capture Monkey.

The episode was rated from 241 votes.
The New Legends of Monkey - S2E9
#13 - The Spider Web
7.30
Season 2 - Episode 9

The rebel army ignores Tripitaka's warning and ends up regretting it while on the battlefield. Hagfish creates a clone whose powers may match Monkey's.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.
The New Legends of Monkey - S2E7
#14 - Masterchef
7.27
Season 2 - Episode 7

As the demons head to Lion Heart Rock to fight Monkey, Pigsy must sharpen his skills in the kitchen to impress General Khan as her personal chef.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.
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The New Legends of Monkey - S2E8
#15 - The Real Tripitaka
7.25
Season 2 - Episode 8

The scrolls foretold of only one Tripitaka ... but when Monkey and friends reach Lion Heart Rock, they discover that might not be so true.

The episode was rated from 59 votes.
The New Legends of Monkey - S2E1
#16 - Graveyard of the Gods
7.25
Season 2 - Episode 1

The Monkey King, Tripitaka, Pigsy and Sandy set out in search of the sacred scrolls. Demons learn of Monkey's return and vow to destroy him.

The episode was rated from 69 votes.
The New Legends of Monkey - S2E6
#17 - Gladiators
7.23
Season 2 - Episode 6

Monkey hatches a plan to retrieve the scrolls from the demon Gorm by posing as a human, while a dispute between demon generals leads to an epic battle.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.
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The New Legends of Monkey - S1E5
#18 - The Breaking Ground
7.20
Season 1 - Episode 5

Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy are glamoured by a mystical shamanic Demon and taken to a strange prison called the Breaking Ground.

The episode was rated from 227 votes.
The New Legends of Monkey - S2E4
#19 - Puppet Master
7.20
Season 2 - Episode 4

On the path to the Scroll of Creation, the demon Hagfish reveals who's pulling all the strings when he traps Tripitaka in his doll collection.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.
The New Legends of Monkey - S1E1
#20 - Hope Must Never Die
7.06
Season 1 - Episode 1

A girl uncovers a statue of the legendary Monkey King, but in order to release this ancient God from his stone prison she must first find his golden crown, a crown that has fallen into the hands of Demons.

The episode was rated from 437 votes.
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Last updated: sep 16, 2022

Comments

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IMHO The original series was superior. However saying that this was a good attempt at a reboot and enjoyable to watch. There were some nice nods to the original series ( including a brief play of the original theme tune at one moment). The handling of the Tripitaka question was interesting as well. However if you get the chance definitely check out the original https://trakt.tv/shows/monkey as its fun to watch. Also for more stories on the exploits of The Monkey King I recommend checking out "A Korean Odyssey" (https://trakt.tv/shows/a-korean-odyssey) which is a more modern remake.

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It's good cheesy fun viewing for the family.

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Not really sure what this was about as I’ve never heard of this show from the past but let me tell you...it’s awesome. I can’t stop watching it. Who cares if it’s cheesy...I think that’s what makes this show so great. I really hope they make more seasons. I need to go find the original series somewhere & watch it.

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