Questions tagged [marco-polo]

2014 historical drama series produced for the Netflix streaming service about the early years of Marco Polo at the court of Khublai Kahn.

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One Hundred Eyes & Lotus - What fighting style are they using?

In Season 2 Episode 5 of Marco Polo, One Hundred Eyes is training and Lotus enters the room which ends up into a beautiful routine of martial arts. The specific section I'm talking about is on YouTube:...
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Why didn't Marco Polo tell the Khan and Kaido about the Crusader's plan?

In Season 2, Marco Polo captured his father, who told him the plan of Crusaders, to divide and conquer the Mongols by letting the Mongols(Kublai & Kaido) fight each other, then the crusaders will ...
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Why didn't Hundred Eyes assassinate Jia Sidao in their first encounter?

In Netflix's Marco Polo, Hundred Eyes is sent to assassinate the Song chancellor Jia Sidao. He finds his target already in a duel with the new chancellor to be who is killed then a fight ensues ...
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Why does Netflix's “Marco Polo” have the reputation of being a flop? [closed]

I keep reading online that Marco Polo from Netflix was a flop, and I don't understand how it's earned this reputation. Perhaps this myth is spread by competing studios and critics, but I don't see ...
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The Khan says “You men of God retreat, this boy advances…”

When we were introduced to Marco Polo, lord Kublai was quick to insult the Polos in front of his court when they failed to bring priests, but praised Marco. How did Marco advance and meet the Khans ...
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The Khan's impression of Marco's description of his desert

During the TV-show Marco Polo, when the Khan asks for the Polo's description of his desert, they gave a bland and stunted account, describing it as a "sea of death" and finding not a bird in sight. It ...
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What does Marco's answer to the Khan about women and wine mean?

In the pilot of Marco Polo, Marco is asked in front of the Khan's court which land he thinks has the most beautiful women. He answers: In Italy we have a saying: „The true sweetness of wine is one ...