Kings - The Complete Series
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If you can get past those faults, you'll find some of the best there is on TV right now, especially network TV. Sub plots that seem to have nothing to do with one another cleverly weave together throughout the hour to come to surprising twists at the end. Though the characters are mostly archetypes, they are very interesting, and you want to know more about them-- especially Silas and how he became king. The way religion is portrayed and how it affects things is very reminiscent of the new Battlestar Galactica; the multi-ethnic cast reminiscent of Star Trek, politics will have you waxing nostalgic for The West Wing, and best of all, it's not another cop, lawyer or doctor show. It's not insipid reality TV or a recycled sitcom. This is truly original, intelligent programming.
Unfortunately, due to the worst viral marketing campaign I have ever seen, I don't think we'll get another season, so get this show and watch it on your own. NBC did very little to promote this series, but is going out of its way to push another cheap cop drama on us.Read more ›
Though for every breakthrough hit, there's probably 5 other shows that fail. Which is very unfortunate, because there such creative, well-written, well-produced, and well-acted shows that go unnoticed. This isn't a new phenomenon, but it doesn't make it any less sad.
Visually stunning cinematography, outstanding cast, and excellent writing... Kings deserved to be a hit. But alas, one season is all we're going get. One season that is not like anything else on network TV.
And thankfully, it can live on on DVD so one day, its greatness can be truly realized.
There is growing romance between David Shepherd, the national hero, and King Silas's daughter, Michelle, who cares about the people. Her passion is to convince her father to institute universal health care for the kingdom. The growing tension between the spiritual leader of the nation, Reverend Samuels and its king is like a dance of dragons before the fire storm begins.
Butterflies play an integral part in this series. There is a scene where David is surrounded by butterflies as King Silas watches and wonders if David will replace him as king of Gilboa. General Linus Abner, military chief of staff, is concerned as well about David. Abner wants him out of the way-permanently.
Of course, you have Queen Rose Benjamin. She would give Lady Macbeth a run for her money. She is cool, calculating and lethal as well as poise, beautiful and intelligent.
A word has to be said about Jack Benjamin, heir apparent. He is a disappointment to his father and loves to party with his friends. He views David Shepherd with an envious eye-David is the son that King Silas always wanted. Jack sees how David is treated by his father and loved by the people. In fact, it was David who saved Jack in the beginning from the enemy forces which propelled David to the national hero status. David is the kind of man that Jack should be.
It is a drama with elements of science fiction, alternate realities, etc. It is sad that more viewers never made it a contender.Read more ›
And as a smack in the face NBC not only cancels the show but also fails to deliver a Bluray edition? NBC not only slams their viewers but also the art of filmaking as a whole, caring only for what gives them the highest number of viewers and revenue.
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underrated show wish it could have stayed another yearPublished 4 hours ago by robert bruce jorgensen
An amazing riff on the biblical story of Saul and David! The two main characters, King Silas and David Shepherd, fit their historical counterparts remarkably well, while Prince... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Eulenspiegel
Never heard of this show. Since it was on NBC, I would not have watched it anyway. NBC is mostly crap intended to push a political agenda I disagree with. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel R. Smith
Lovely series with a wonderful twist and interpretation of a well known story.
I was so sad that the series was discontinued. Read more
I really just want future buyers to know how to get to episodes 7 & 8 (on Disc 2).....since they won't pop up in the main menu. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The story of David and Saul (Silas in this series) is retold as it might have happened in a 21st century setting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebecca H. Augustine
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|DVD-- how many episodes?||
Unforunately, there are no remaining episodes. 13 episodes were ordered and filmed, and 13 episodes were aired. And if you think about it, the story arc didn't end abruptly at all; the story arcs were complete, though really that last episode was setting the stage for what should have been... Read More
Jul 31, 2009 by Shariq Ansari | See all 2 posts
|Blu Ray version?||
Incredibly stupid, and more so to not have put out a Blu-ray version. It's truly a crying shame to see this show canceled, easily one of the best shows I've EVER seen, if not THE best.
Feb 26, 2010 by Nick S. | See all 5 posts
|Does it have an ending?||
They left it open for Season 2. Very highly recommend you check it out through Netflix/Blockbuster to see if you like it before purchasing. Some people were turned off by the Shakespearian dialog.
Feb 12, 2011 by indyman911 | See all 4 posts
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