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Daniel Dae Kim’s new series First Rule of Ten will be something fairly different it sounds like. The series is being adapted from a book of the same name and will be following the life of a young Buddhist monk as he makes his way to Los Angeles after struggling for years with his life in the Tibetan monastery. Upon reaching LA however he has to find a way to make peace between the teachings he’s been given and the lifestyle that is demanded of anyone living in the big city. The story itself seems like something that’s been played out more times than many people wish to count but it could prove somewhat interesting.
It gets even more so when you hear the part of how he’s going to become embroiled in a criminal investigation. Something like this seems like it would really test a monk’s last nerve. One thing people have to remember about monk’s however is that they are human and are not infallible when it comes to dealing with humanity. Hollywood has given rise to such a legend about Buddhist monks that they have seemingly become these monastic individuals that are given over to being the most patient people in the world that cannot be rattled and are somehow experts at the meaning of life. While some among them might very well be enlightened to the point of being otherworldly in their patience and ways, they are still human. The least enlightened among them are far more like any average person you might pick off the street, undisciplined...
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