Kung Fu: Season 1

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Martial arts series, based on the David Carradine-starring 1970s classic of the same name. Follows a young Chinese-American woman who... More

Where to watch Kung Fu: Season 1

Kung Fu: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia... More now on Apple TV Store and Foxtel and Binge.

Kung Fu: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1


A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky... More Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption. Nicky will rely on her friends and family as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling and is now targeting her.

Episode 1.2


When adjusting to life back at home doesn’t go as... More planned, Nicky turns to Henry for help in her hunt for Zhilan. Meanwhile, as Jin looks forward to life getting back to normal, Mei-Li isn’t as optimistic. Finally, after lending a hand to a young woman in need, Nicky finds the mental clarity she desperately needs.

Episode 1.3


Nicky and Henry follow a lead involving a professor who... More may be able to help in their search for Zhilan. Meanwhile, as Althea's past comes back to haunt her, a squabble between Jin and Mei-Li points to bigger issues in their marriage. Elsewhere, Nicky steps in to help a young worker after learning of some suspicious activity happening at King Kwong's garment factory.

Episode 1.4


As Nicky and Henry follow a new lead that brings... More them to a private collector in Napa, a tension-filled dinner with the Soong's leaves Althea to question her worth. Elsewhere, Evan's suspicions about Henry continue to grow.



An officer-involved shooting in Chinatown sends shockwaves through the community.... More Mei-Li and Jin are forced to revisit a traumatic experience from their past. Nicky and Henry make a startling discovery about the weapons.



When the retrieval of a weapon doesn't go as planned,... More Nicky takes matters into her own hands; Jin takes Mei-Li on a surprise date; Althea finds herself faced with an ultimatum.



After learning some devastating news about Pei-Ling, Nicky attempts to... More keep herself distracted by offering to help a young woman in need; Zhilan Confronts her past; Mei-Lei makes a startling confession.



Nicky and the Shens deal with the fallout after a... More family secret comes to light; Althea prepares for her bachelorette party.



To learn more about her family history, Nicky follows a... More lead that brings her, Henry and Evan to a quiet town in Canada. Zhilan joins forces with Kerwin Tan, and Jin and Mei-Li find themselves at a crossroads.



Nicky offers to help Evan when the case he's working... More on takes a turn. Ryan decides to officially introduce Joe as his boyfriend to his parents. Zhilan and Kerwin receive a surprise visitor.



Nicky and Henry follow a lead that brings them to... More a K-pop concert in Las Vegas... and on a collision course with Zhilan and Kerwin. Elsewhere, Jin and Mei-Li make a major decision about the restaurant.



With time running out, Nicky and Henry work to translate... More a cryptic map that could lead them to the Forge; Althea and the family prepare for Po Po's arrival.



Nicky learns what is needed to open the forge. Meanwhile,... More an emergency at home threatens to derail Althea and Dennis' tea ceremony.

Kung Fu: Season 1 | Ratings & Reviews

"Features high-flying action papering over a melodramatic script."


"[There's] an amount of complexity and sophistication that one might not necessarily expect from a network action series."


"It might be worth sticking around for a couple more to see whether the mythological aspects actually blossom into something more than the premiere suggests."


"The cast is attractive and committed; the storyline has multiple avenues to pursue; Ms. Liang can carry the show."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"The actual fight work doesn't exactly stand out, but Olivia Liang's Nicky is a formidable and fun hero who's worth following."


"There are caveats upon caveats to "Kung Fu," but despite all of its quirks, the show has potential, and with a tighter focus on its characters Nicky's adventures to defend her community could be worth the investment."


"If a pilot is your opportunity to establish premise and put your best resources forward, Kung Fu is a mixed bag anyway."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Based on the opening hour, and the obvious, almost arbitrary B-movie plotting of its ordinary criminal plotlines, one suspects the series will fare better the more mystical its mysteries become."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"It wouldn't be a CW show without a classic love triangle - and Kung Fu has set up a brilliant one."


"There's more than enough to like about it to recommend it."


"Its light and affectionate portrait of Asian American family life feels both heartening and right for this moment."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

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