I have to be much more honest today
About what Cinemax blessed us
This year, 2019
I don’t know if this is what shall soothe our eyes and wounds
From ending Strike Back so soon like they did
But Warrior has been a dream
The last 2 months have had me glued to my screen without a flinch!
Honestly, from the very first time I saw an ad of it on the now defunct todaytvseries.com cum todaytvseries2.com
I didn’t have the slightest interest to watch it
But then I was like
What the hell….what do I have to lose if I simply watch the premiere episode, huh?
Later on, I do learn that he and other very many homefolk have been dragged all the way from China to the San Francisco, USA as slaves or cheap labour
And that, they are not planning on returning them soon to their mama-land
Many of the Chinese folk have come all this way for a better life….or so, they thought
Some have to re-write their wrongs in life
Others, it’s all just business
So they link up in China Town, just like they commonly do in so many foreign lands they have travelled to, you know
The year is 1878….
Now, if you know your history quite well, you will grow to appreciate what went on in that time of the world
China Town has existed for a while now….at least since the youthful days of Father June and the Tongs
Everything in China Town is “up for grabs”. May the best win it all!
Father June is considered the great grand-parent of the Tongs in China Town
He came to America just like any other person who is dragged onto foreign soil
And swore to make something of himself and to never bow down to the white man for anything
Or anyone, for that matter
So, he’s basically the guy that doesn’t take shit from anybody
Not his family, not the scrubs, not the Americans nor the cops….nobody!
In China Town, you will be introduced to Madam Ah Toy who is the most interesting of all characters, to me
On one end, she is very sweet and on the other, very mean and ruthless
She runs what is commonly referred to as the Whore House of China Town
And damn….she’s one hell of a fighter!
Have you seen her move her sword?
One theory has it that Asam came to San Francisco looking for his sister, Mai Ling
Ling came to America as a sacrifice for her family and siblings to have a better life as a result of getting married off to a wealthy Chinese man that lived in San Francisco
They meet and the conflict starts…
Asam says that they should drop everything of theirs and simply return back home
Mai Ling says she’s going nowhere and won’t “give it all up”
And so cool
You’ll hear a lot of Chinese and China Town and horses and cops
A lot of English….in various forms and opium trade and raids
A lot of bullets and axes and batons
A lot of kicks and punches and broken bones
A lot of discrimination and business
Some sex and love and romance
You will hear lots of glasses clicking and drinks being poured into containers
A lot of Irish men stroking their egos and demeaning the rest of the world
A lot of items getting broken or destroyed
A lot of gratitude and appreciation
To quote Wang Chao, “Warriors have only two paths; get killed or get better”.