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‘Kung Fu’ just borrows the old show’s name to kick off a CW-style drama

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The latest batch of TV reboots haven’t had much in common with the source beyond the name, and so it is with “Kung Fu,” which — like the recent “Walker” — CW-izes a familiar TV property in a mostly unrecognizable way. In this case, a modern-day female lead learns mad martial-arts skills, in an uninspired series whose action and key narrative device owe at least as much to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” as its half-century-old namesake.The latest batch of TV reboots haven’t had much in common with the source beyond the name, and so it is with “Kung Fu,” which — like the recent “Walker” — CW-izes a familiar TV property in a mostly unrecognizable way. In this case, a modern-day female lead learns mad martial-arts skills, in an uninspired series whose action and key narrative device owe at least as much to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” as its half-century-old namesake.