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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

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...  Marco Polo 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Kublai Khan 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Empress Chabi 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Prince Jingim 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Kokachin 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Ahmad 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Byamba 20 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Mei Lin 19 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Hundred Eyes 18 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Khutulun 16 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Kaidu 15 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Jia Sidao 11 episodes, 2014-2016
Stanislav Satko ...  Armed Escort #2 10 episodes, 2014
...  Yusuf 9 episodes, 2014
...  Niccolò Polo 9 episodes, 2014-2016
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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

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The series featured music by Mongolian bands Altan Urag and Batzorig Vaanchig of Asia's Got Talent, who cameoed as a singer. See more »

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There were no Rome Catholics among Mongolian Christians, only Eastern Christians (Nestorians). See more »

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Followed by Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (2015) See more »

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13 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Although littered with historical and biographical inaccuracies and exaggerations, Marco Polo has a good quality production and creates an escapist atmosphere of a mythologized past. The acting is average, and the story lines and characters are intriguing. The settings and camera work are great, and rather than solely focusing on Marco Polo the show has many other characters' roles and perspectives. The sense of power struggles is well laid out, although not even close to Game of Thrones level in scope (obviously).

In terms of any comparisons and/ or contrasts of other historical-epic type t.v. shows, I would say those that enjoyed the shows Rome, Spartacus, Vikings, and Shogun would enjoy this show. This show isn't quite as good as those particular shows, but is better than shows like Black Sails, Davinci's Demons, and The Tudors.

Considering it's Netflix first venture into historical-epic/ fantasy type genre, it's really good quality and more signs of great original content on the Netflix horizon.

All in all, I give it an 8.


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