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Kingdom: Season 1 (2014)




Critic Consensus: It may be a little dated in its portrayal of women, but Kingdom offers a new, well-acted take on the boxing genre.


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A famed MMA fighter opens a gym where his family life and career become intertwined as his youngest son trains to follow in his footsteps, and the troubled former champion struggles to put his turbulent past behind him.


Frank Grillo
as Alvey "King" Kulina, Alvey Kulina
Kiele Sanchez
as Lisa Prince
Matt Lauria
as Ryan Revis, Ryan Wheeler
Stephen Fry
as Peter Kingdom
Nick Jonas
as Nate, Nate Kulina
Joanna Going
as Christina
Karl Davies
as Lyle Anderson
Kirsten Rolffes
as Mrs. Drusse
Celia Imrie
as Gloria Millington
Tony Slattery
as Sidney Snell
Hermione Norris
as Beatrice Kingdom
Phyllida Law
as Aunt Ariel
Gerard Horan
as D.C. Yelland
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Critic Reviews for Kingdom: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

Balasco has created a fully realized world of believable characters that like to express themselves with their fists. The resulting drama makes for compelling viewing... when you don't have to duck your eyes for cover.

October 8, 2014 | Full Review…

We have solid setups here for tales of love, redemption, friendship and the same championship dreams that made Rocky an American icon.

October 8, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like Friday Night Lights before it -- which, I should mention, none of the Kingdom writers worked on -- Kingdom puts its stories on an equal playing field, rolling all of its plots together in a concentrated effort to keep episodes humming along.

October 8, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This is an incredibly violent and an incredibly powerful show about men who find it difficult to talk to one another but have no problem raising their voices - and their fists.

October 7, 2014 | Full Review…

Creator Byron Balasco's sense of pacing seems off, as if he's trying to figure out the direction as he goes along.

October 8, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The performances are good, and the show offers an interesting glimpse of a world that hasn't been dramatized all that often, despite the sport's popularity.

October 9, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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