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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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12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Olivia Cheng worked out extensively to prepare for her physically demanding role as Mei Lin in the series. She even performed her own stunts. According to Olivia, the scene where she fights three soldiers while she was nude took two full days to shoot and she was exhausted by the end of the scene. But it was rewarding as it looked magnificent as no stunt doubles were used. See more »

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

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13 December 2014 | by bliz82See 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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