Kung Fu, or Gung Fu, depicts a Shao Lin priest, Kwai Chang Cain, forced to flee, for his life, to America after having killed a member of the Royal Family who, acting as a spoiled elitist, killed Master Po, Cain's mentor and friend. In a fit of anger, Cain takes a royal guards spear and sends if flying through the air into the back of the royal's chair as well as his body. The Emperor places a bounty of $5000.00 dead or $10,000.00 alive for Cain.
Cain encounters those who know of the bounty and others who know nothing of it, while he is searching for his half-brother in America.
The episodes involve lessons on living in peace and rejecting revenge. Cain, though a man of peace, is forced to defend himself and others on a weekly basis. Fight choreography is enhanced by the addition of slow motion photography.
Ironic, a man of peace who rejects revenge, now can explain their destructive effects on those he meets because he is living it 1st hand. He is fleeing for his life, looking for his brother and dealing with day to day issues, both good and bad.
I love the fight scenes which are excellent. This is a show one must watch in peace without interference or distraction to benefit from the full effect of the episodes.
Like Jennifer Aniston said in the movie "Office Space," "I love Kung So do I. Watch it and you may grow to love it, too.