Found yourself wanting to re-watch Game of Thrones all over again? Given the extended lockdown, we have a lot of time to sit back, relax, and watch Netflix ‘Kingdom’.
So, if you want to lose yourself in a world of scheming kings and queens, starting wars against each other, then this Korean drama is the answer to your prayers.
Even though it has not been widely loved and appreciated by audiences but some people have taken to it because of the engaging storyline.
If you have some time and feel like you want to be truly invested in the lives of these characters, settle for a long watch.
Based on another Korean series, ‘kingdom of gods’ which follows the post-Japanese invasion of Korea.
It also features a feeble attempt to fight off a deadly zombie invasion that is to follow.
There is something in this series for everyone. Thus, it is if you are horror or thriller or drama lover, this series is for all of you equally.
Adding a cherry on top of the cake is the fact that this series is a period drama. Thus, the characters with their traditional dresses and aesthetic setup reminds you of the great historical heritage that Korea boasts of to this day.
However, one thing this series isn’t is a bore. It remains true to the plot and as a result, the end product is devoid of any over-dramatization.
It leaves you as the audience, with cliffhangers that will nag at you until you have the answers.
Taking you through the data available on the internet for “kingdom of gods”
The kingdom starts off with what is referred to as a rumor that their king is dead. However, as the story advances it is clear, the king is not dead. But, merely turning into something zombie-like.
Thus, in this setting, some people are left scrambling to find a cure.
The pace of the show fastens and is at its peak by the time the first season ends and the second one begins.
Not only are you left scrambling for answers yourself, but also in awe of the scheming nature of leaders.
Grab a tub of popcorn and settle. This one is going to be a long and exciting ride.
Director: Kim Seong-Hun
Cast: Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-Yong, Bae Doona, Kim Sang-ho, Kim Sung-kyu, Jeon Seok-ho Kim Hye-jun, Heo Joon-ho
IMDB Rating: 8.4/10