The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1
The New Legends of Monkey

Critics Consensus

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Critic Ratings: 6


Audience Score

User Ratings: 62
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Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018

Tv Season Info


Chai Hansen
as Monkey
Luciane Buchanan
as Tripitaka
Josh Thompson
as Pigsy

Critic Reviews for The New Legends of Monkey Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Because The New Legends of Monkey looks slick and is fun, it should be a draw for families who want an entertaining co-viewing experience.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

This remake loses some of that show's ludicrous appeal but should please children of all ages seeking a fix of the Far East.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Watching the series felt like watching a live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender, but one that was actually watchable.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's neither as psychotronic nor as deep as the original but it is flat-out great entertainment with its heart in the right place, an eccentric streak of humor and some cracking action.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Campy fantasy-adventure reboot is silly fun for kids.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The series gently bends your expectations and plays with some modern (and seemingly outmoded) ideas of gender and power.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1

  • Jun 18, 2019
    Superb reimagining of a cult classic, both funny and engaging and loved by all ages in our family. Series 2 should be a no-brainer.
  • Mar 10, 2019
    I will never get the time back I spent trying to watch this abomination.
  • Mar 04, 2019
    Amazing! I'm wating for Season 2!
  • Feb 18, 2019
    As someone who loved the Japanese version growing up, watching it everyday and then watching it over and over again on DVD and someone who has actually read Jouney to the West (unlike some of the critics that said they had but clearly hadn't). This version of Monkey comes from a writer who doesn't understand the appeal of either. This show reeks of trying way to hard to be cool when it should of been trying to be fun with a message. Basically this is using nostalgia to make bank and not respect the source material. The writing is so poor and relied heavily on exposition trading, narration and forced coincidences it seems like it is written by a high schooler, and not a talented one either. I can't blame the acting for being bad as I don't think the actors are given anything good to work with dialogue-wise, they do okay for what they're given. The dialogue coming straight out of what a an old writer thinks kids might like to hear but is cheesy on verge of being cringeworthy. The lack of Asian cast is a problem but as this is not Journey To The West or even a good show its not even worth getting worked up about it. I hope they try again but get someone who actually cares to write it next time.
  • Feb 16, 2019
    The New Legend of Monkey is one of those shows where you can tell the quality isnâ??t that good, but it is just very entertaining so you keep watching.. I wouldnâ??t say the show is good nor would I say that the acting is good, but the entertainment factor is so high on this one! I had a lot of dumb fun watching this show and that must count for something right? I honestly just had the best time watching this show and I would for sure watch a second season of this highly stylized mess
  • Feb 12, 2019
    I'm gay for a fair portion of the cast.
  • Feb 10, 2019
    lITTERED WITH BAD acting suitable for children but even then insults their intelligence. This critic ratings show that reviews from them are untrustworthy.
  • Feb 04, 2019
    Great, let's have a season 2
  • Feb 02, 2019
    There should never be an American accent in this story. No offence to Americans..... This is a story rooted in asian themes.What they have is a powere rangers rip off. Disappointing.
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Simple but entertaining, I hope to see more of it.

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