Kingdom: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 9


Audience Score

User Ratings: 236
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Air date: Jan 25, 2019
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
Air date: Jan 25, 2019

Tv Season Info

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king's death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.

Critic Reviews for Kingdom Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

An exciting horror show that paces itself wonderfully and sets up the plague zombie outbreak beautifully.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

In an over-saturated sub-genre, this show takes common horror tropes and rewrites zombie rules for Joseon Korea in a way that reinvigorates my love of the sub-genre.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

A magnetic series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Kingdom's structure is engaging, if well-worn, and ultimately satisfying.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

As the epidemic widens in scope, unleashing tsunamis of sprinting zombies on the land, Kingdom turns into a mordantly funny epic about how large-scale governmental mismanagement is amplified by class inequities.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

In terms of writing, each of the main characters is entirely nondescript at best, a fatal flaw for any television show.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Kingdom is a better zombie drama for a few reasons, but primarily because it ratchets up the horror aspects of its undead.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Kingdom does right by its genre and adds some nightmarish imagery and surprises to set itself apart from the many like it. Netflix has another quality series on its international front.

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Kingdom dares to show that zombies aren't just a 20th and 21st-century phenomenon, and we applaud that kind of creative storytelling.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kingdom: Season 1

  • Aug 16, 2019
    Drew me in almost immediately. Some of the plot "twists" were very easy to see coming, but they were done extremely well. It almost feels like a story about the 3 Kingdoms, set in a much later era, with undead in the mix.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    A really really good series. Netflix totally came up with a winner here. The show is interesting, engaging, exciting, suspenseful, etc. The acting is top notch and that helps add to the authenticity of the experience. The cinematography is fantastic. It's really good. My lone complaint is that I'm no longer used to shows that build up and build up, then end right before the climax is supposed to begin. The battle is all set up, all parties are ready... and we'll stop it there. Lol. Other than that, it's great and another winner from S. Korea.
  • Jul 30, 2019
    One of the best Zombie shows, let alone, movies I have ever seen.
  • Jul 28, 2019
    Fantastic styling and setting of a zombie film. The story is A+
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Excellent variation on the genre.
  • May 03, 2019
    The koreans have done it again!!!! Hollywood please take note... of how a triller is made... no social justice warriors, no politics interjected in my movies, no jabs at the President! Just pure entertainment! Plot twist left me hanging at every single turn! Its 2am and i cant sleep! I have to find out what happens next! Netflix need to get season 2 out now. Im willing to wait
  • Apr 21, 2019
    Not a particularly complicated or layered story but a period piece with zombies and court drama? And great costumes?
  • Apr 12, 2019
    AMAZING show! Zombies and historical kdrama... 2 of my favorite things! Highly recommended
  • Mar 16, 2019
    nicest production of Korean drama so far that fully utilized Netflix platform
  • Mar 11, 2019
    So little that I want to watch nowadays. Started to watch this and thought it was awesome, then got a little unoriginal but picked up really well again. Got love those korean hats!

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