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Marco Polo 

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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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Series cast summary:
Lorenzo Richelmy ...  Marco Polo 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Benedict Wong ...  Kublai Khan 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Joan Chen ...  Empress Chabi 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Remy Hii ...  Prince Jingim 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Zhu Zhu ...  Kokachin 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Mahesh Jadu ...  Ahmad 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Uli Latukefu ...  Byamba 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Olivia Cheng ...  Mei Lin 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Tom Wu ...  Hundred Eyes 18 episodes, 2014-2016
Claudia Kim ...  Khutulun 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Rick Yune ...  Kaidu 15 episodes, 2014-2016
Chin Han ...  Jia Sidao 11 episodes, 2014-2016
Stanislav Satko Stanislav Satko ...  Armed Escort #2 10 episodes, 2014
Amr Waked ...  Yusuf 9 episodes, 2014
Pierfrancesco Favino ...  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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Although depicted in higher action and exaggeration, Marco Polo did in fact take many aspects from a Mongol-conquered China. Yet during the Yuan Dynasty (when China was one of the 4 Khanates and was ruled by Kublai, Genghis Khan's grandson) he didn't engage in many of the epic action sequences as seen throughout the show. In fact, Kublai Khan welcomed people like Marco Polo. Merchants and scholars were welcomed and no longer seen as low scum as they previously were seen by Confucian bureaucrats. See more »

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

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Excellent Historical Play
15 December 2014 | by sponges920See all my reviews

Still there're some little problems look funny to me, like people live Song Dynasty used to call their country the Song Empire, some administration staff were actually wearing clothes from the hundreds of years later's Ming Dynasty. And Chinese people, even including Mongolians, never call others' names directly because they have a alternative name like the middle name of Americans, only in extremely official occasions would they do that.

But it really surprised me when I watched the first episode. As a Chinese, I felt like I was watching some Chinese TV play before the actors started speaking English. Those people did a good job to reappear all the ancient Asian style stuff. I could say it's the best TV play I've seen this year. My college friends love it too. Really intense and enjoyable!


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