NBC Series: Kings

I'm really captivated by the concept of this new TV Series Kings. When I first began commercial previews of the show, I assumed a Shakespearean parallel. The look and feel, and even some of the dialogue, seemed to echo Richard III or King Lear or something.

Instead, the show's premise is based on the Biblical saga of David and King Saul. I was especially excited when I learned this. Early in the pilot episode, David fixes the car of "Reverend Samuels," pastor to the King. He receives a blessing (in the form of a broken gold watch). There's a gorgeous shot where a flock of butterflies alight on the young David's head ("David Shepherd" - ha! I love it) indicating God's annointing. King Silas Benjamin (a.k.a. Saul the Benjamite) watches this supernatural display.

Anyway, I'm enjoying it so far.


RickNiekLikeBikes said...

It IS a cool show.

Brandon K. Baker said...

I've been watching for the past two weeks and so far I think the show is decent. A bit to contrived at times but still good.

Loved that David plays the piano and "a sigh" by Liszt in the pilot.

I'm definitely interested to see where this goes and if Brian Cox is going to be a recurring guest star.

welovetea said...

I had no idea that was the premise!! I will have to check it out!

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