Kings (U.S. TV Series)

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Source: Wikipedia.org

What is it?

The 2009 NBC American drama television show Kings that was created by Michael Green and stars the actor Ian McShane.

Watch the entire Kings television show legally for free on NBC.com:

http://www.nbc.com/kings?nbc=1

What is it about?

This is how NBC describes this television show:

From executive producer Michael Green (NBC’s “Heroes”) comes a riveting new drama about a modern day monarchy. “Kings” is a contemporary re-telling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath. This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances — and a young hero who rises to power in a modern-day kingdom.

King Silas Benjamin (Ian McShane, “Deadwood”) is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, whose flag bears a divine butterfly symbol. Gilboa has its capital in Shiloh, a clean new city that is unspoiled by time or litter. Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier, David Shepherd (Chris Egan, “Eragon”), defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin (Sebastian Stan, “The Covenant”), the son of the king. From that day forth, David’s life will never be the same.

Susanna Thompson (“Once & Again”) plays Queen Rose Benjamin, a distant, yet supportive wife. Allison Miller (“Lucy’s Piano”) stars as King Silas’ beautiful, intelligent and outspoken daughter, Michelle. General Linus Abner (Wes Studi, “Comanche Moon,” “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”), Reverend Ephram Samuels (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”) and William Cross, Silas’ brother-in-law (Dylan Baker, “Spiderman 2”), try to influence King Silas.

From Universal Media Studios, “Kings” is executive-produced by Green, Erwin Stoff (“I Am Legend”) and Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”), who also directed the pilot.

Final Thoughts

Years ago I saw a maybe image and text ad for this television show on the front page of YouTube, I had no idea what it was about and I never saw any television commercials for it and I never heard anyone talk about it, and so I ended up forgetting about it.

Later in the future (possibly a year or several years later) one day I remembered the ad so I tried to look up the name of the television show, I found it, the show had aired and got canceled after its first season and I still never heard anyone talk about it but I was interested in seeing what it was about so I watched the entire show for free on the Hulu website.

Getting to watch a television show online legally was nice because that was a bit rare, I liked this television show when I watched it, and I was amazed that I did not hear anyone talk about it and that it got cancelled.

I wanted to see them continue this television show so it annoyed me that it was cancelled, usually if I like a television show it has a higher chance of getting cancelled or ending early (one season or more), and so that made this even more annoying.

I remember making a post about it on my blog back then, that post is gone now, where I recommended that people watch this television show and I shared the link where they could watch in on Hulu for free.

Until this day I am possibly the only person I know who has seen this television show sadly, it was not promoted well, and so even today many people still probably never heard of it.

I thought that it was interesting seeing a modern loosely based retelling of a Christian / Jewish biblical (bible) story that was made to where even non-religious people could watch and enjoy it.

It is a shame that this show ended after only one season because I was curious to see them end the story, and I am still curious to see more religious stories retold in loosely based modern retellings like this.

I liked the visuals and how they designed some of the clothing and props and buildings et cetera, like the military dress uniforms that looked like United States Marine Corps dress uniforms if I am not mistaken, and some of the writing and acting was probably pretty good.

I only saw this television show once I think and that was years ago so I am not sure if I would still like it today or not, but I know that I liked it back then.

It is still free to watch online legally, this time at the NBC website, and so if you want to watch it for free just use the link that I gave earlier in this post.

The end,

-John Jr

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