Into the Badlands and TV’s Action Issues


AMC's new martial-arts drama Into the Badlands premiered last week, but is it worth getting into all the mythology? Or is the show just another swords-and-armor drop in the bucket? On this episode of “The Vulture TV Podcast,” Margaret and Matt talk about AMC's future, take a listener call, and talk to director and activist Lexi Alexander about the state of the industry for female directors.

Further reading: "Into the Badlands Feels Like a Rough Draft of a TV Show" by Matt Zoller Seitz; "Lexi Alexander on Why More Women Aren’t Directing Superhero Franchises" by ReBecca Theodore, "100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring" by Kyle Buchanan.

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