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Buddha TV series on Netflix

personperson Where is my mind?'Merica! Veteran

Has anyone watched this show? I just saw it up on Netflix and I'm wondering if it is any good and how accurate it is.

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  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Could you confirm the title is 'Buddha'? I'll look for it, but Netflix USA is totally different to what's available in the UK.

    Whether it's any good depends on the studio/company/country of origin. If it's Disneyfied, expect it yo get the same treatment Pocahontas got....

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    ...actually (surprise surprise!), I found it.

    It looks like an Indian production, with native actors. I'll give it a go and let you have my verdict.
    As a by-the-bye, I also came across an animated film/programme called 'Buddha Sutra', which purports to teach all manner of things about Buddhism in the form of a cartoon. Whether it's made for a young audience or adult, I have no idea. I'll check that one out too....

    BunkspersonLee82
  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Veteran

    Neat! I will check them both out.

    Bunks
  • Lee82Lee82 Veteran

    Did anyone check these out? @federica @karasti

    I briefly put the Buddha one on to see that it was subtitles only. I wasn’t in the mood for reading off screen at the time and keep meaning to go back and actually watch the first one.

  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Veteran

    I have watched the first bit of the Buddha (non animated one) series. Initially i thought it was a bit...extravagant, but I'm sure that's just aspect of the culture that is so different. I've quite enjoyed the story though the king kind of looks like a porn star ;) It kept my attention well so I will continue to watch.

    BunksLee82
  • Lee82Lee82 Veteran

    Watched the first one last night and quite enjoyed it. I'll give it a few more episodes to see if it's something worth watching 50 episodes of!

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