David Carradine wandering the American West as a Shaolin Monk, kicking ass in slo-mo … KUNG FU was probably the most unconventional Western on TV in the 1970s. Right, Grasshopper?

Kung Fu (1972-75)

When the story of Swai Chang Caine (played by David Carradine) and his search of the American west for his lost family broke in 1972, people were enthralled. Sixty-three episodes later (over 3+ years), the series drew to a close and went out on top – as one of the most popular TV shows of the early 70s.

 

Here’s a quick summary:

The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

 

Through his weekly adventures on TV, Caine helped popularize martial arts to a new level that would benefit stars like Bruce Lee at the box office. Let us know what you thought of it by leaving your 3-word review in the comments section, below.

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