Vanessa Yao as Mia on Kung Fu

‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Yao traces Mia’s journey so far: grief, guilt and inhabiting the ‘grey area’ between Nicky and Zhilan

Subjectify interviewed Vanessa Yao, who joined the cast of Kung Fu for season 2 as the mysterious Mia. As Nicky’s long-lost cousin, she’s played a central role to the drama of the season as the power in her bloodline presents itself as a previously unknown element – and possibly a threat. Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Yao traces Mia’s journey so far: grief, guilt and inhabiting the ‘grey area’ between Nicky and Zhilan”

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‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 9 in conversation: Mallets all the way down

In addition to a fancy masquerade gala, Kung Fu season 2, episode 9 gives us a cliffhanger worthy of the season finale. Luckily, with 4 more episodes to go, we have plenty of time to see it resolved, so we’re not biting our nails at all — we swear. Read on for our review of “The Enclave.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 9 in conversation: Mallets all the way down”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 7 in conversation: Why is my beloved acting so unbeloved?

Kung Fu season 2, episode 7 “The Alchemist” features two daring rescues, a lot of rejection, some day-drinking, father/son hijinks, father/son ultimatums, and a brand new eponymous villain to worry about. Read on for our review of “The Alchemist.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 7 in conversation: Why is my beloved acting so unbeloved?”

‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Kai reflects on her surprising pivot from mentor Pei-Ling to the show’s new antagonistic alchemist

Subjectify interviewed Kung Fu star Vanessa Kai to talk about her villainous new role as the alchemist Xiao, as well as the metaphysical nature of Pei-Ling’s post-death manifestations. Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Kai reflects on her surprising pivot from mentor Pei-Ling to the show’s new antagonistic alchemist”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 6 in conversation: Secret death rock is my new band name

This week’s Kung Fu offers some new revelations, but leaves us with several dramatic cliffhangers, as befits its status as mid-season finale. This plot-thick episode follows several divergent stories, each setting us up for an exciting second half of the season. Read on for our review of “Jyu Sa.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 6 in conversation: Secret death rock is my new band name”

‘Kung Fu’ star Yvonne Chapman says Zhilan won’t lose all her bite even as she and Nicky find common ground in season 2

Subjectify interviewed Kung Fu star Yvonne Chapman about Zhilan’s transformation from the show’s primary antagonist in season 1 to someone we find ourselves rooting hard for in season 2. Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ star Yvonne Chapman says Zhilan won’t lose all her bite even as she and Nicky find common ground in season 2”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 3 in conversation: The inherent ridiculousness of rich people

Kung Fu season 2 takes a major threat off the board more quickly than expected when Nicky and Henry team up with none other than Kerwin in order to get a powerful artefact out of Russell Tan’s hands. Along the way, assisting Nicky allows the other Shen siblings to work out what they want from their careers with more clarity. Read on for our review of “The Bell.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 3 in conversation: The inherent ridiculousness of rich people”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 2 in conversation: Daddy was a panther

Picking up where the Kung Fu season 2 premiere left off, episode 2 sees Nicky and the gang race against time as Russell Tan moves in on Mia. Kerwin – Tan’s son, and Zhilan’s wounded lover struggles to accept his circumstances during a fraught family reunion. Read on for our review of “Year of the Tiger: Part 2.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 2 in conversation: Daddy was a panther”

Staffer Subjectivities: ‘Kung Fu,’ ‘The Sandman,’ ‘Strange New Worlds,’ and more of our most anticipated 2022 TV

As Subjectify gears up for a new year of entertainment coverage, we’re letting you know what we’re all personally chalking up on 2022’s most anticipated TV slate. Continue reading “Staffer Subjectivities: ‘Kung Fu,’ ‘The Sandman,’ ‘Strange New Worlds,’ and more of our most anticipated 2022 TV”