I am so excited for Netflix’s Season 2 of Marco Polo I plan to watch it when released at 2:00 a.m. CST on July 1, 2016!
The original Netflix series Marco Polo was 10 episodes that premiered in December of 2014. Fans like me have been waiting patiently for a year and a half for its second season. The series has generated a vast divide between the mainstream critics who provided negative reviews (like Rotten Tomatoes which gave it a 28% positive rating) versus the Netflix figures I’ve seen which are as high a 93% favorable by the subscription viewers.
Netflix confidently produced a 10 episode second season premiering about a year and a half after season 1’s release. I am in the latter camp believing that Marco Polo is a great series and I could not wait for the second season to be released.
The series obviously is based on the larger than life travels of the great Marco Polo’s time spent with Kubli Kahn and his rise in the Kahn’s court from essentially a hostage left by his father to the great Kahn’s close advisor. The series finale ends with the Mongols breaching the last stronghold of southern China’s ruling dynasty and the Kahn assuming the throne of the Emperor who has gone into hiding.
I thought Season 1 was fantastic and went on a “Netflix binge” watching virtually the entire series in one long sitting. I plan on staying up until 2:00 am this morning to watch at least the first episode and to save the rest for later in the evening.
Critics be dammed, Marco Polo is a great original series and if you have Netflix give it a chance if you haven’t already.