Kingdom: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Kingdom

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An enthralling blend of blood, terror, and political intrigue, Kingdom is a refreshing addition to the zombie landscape.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 522

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019

Officials find notices in Hanyang alleging the king is dead. Crown Prince Lee Chang tries to check on his father, but the young queen stands in his way.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019

Prince Chang and Mu-yeong arrive at Jiyulheon, where they make a horrific discovery. Seo-bi's story of what she saw eerily resonates with Prince Chang.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019

Night leads to chaos in Dongnae. Cho Hak-ju and the queen oversee the king's care. Prince Chang reaches a disquieting conclusion and vows to fight back.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019

On his way to seek Lord Ahn Hyeon's help, Prince Chang encounters a group of stranded survivors and leads them to Jiyulheon, following Seo-bi's advice.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019

Prince Chang's group comes across a village that oddly seems to be well-fed. While taking refuge at Lord Ahn Hyeon's, Seo-bi notes something peculiar.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019

Cho Hak-ju has chilling words for the queen, who's hiding a sinister secret. Prince Chang orders Sangju's defenses, but Seo-bi senses something awry.

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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.

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Audience Reviews for Kingdom: Season 1

  • 11m ago
    Absoltely brilliant! The best zombie show on TV I've ever encountered. Really looking forward to future seasons.
  • 1d ago
    A lot of people have said that it's a slow burn but for me it was a little too fast paced. It felt rushed from eps. 1 all the way to the end. Having said that I do like fast paced films so I loved it.
  • 1d ago
    Actually , i think season 1 is better than 2
  • 1d ago
    I am not a fan of horror movies, so a "Zombie movie" had little appeal, but I am so glad I followed the recommendation to give this a try. This is a brilliant drama with amazing zombies affecting the plot as super weapons. The zombies are just one part of this. The story is beautifully written and the plot unwinds as the series develops. The characters are strong and perfectly acted with great intensity. There are so many roles with the good, the evil and the funny. It is intense, clever and beautifully filmed. This series is a Parasite moment for Kdrama on the world stage. This is the start of something very special.
  • 2d ago
    Love it. Love it. Love it. Nuff said 👍
  • 3d ago
    This 8s a great show zombie action good story great characters definitely watch this
  • 5d ago
    First of all it's not just about zombies it's more than zombies and it's also not korean game of thrones but it's such a unique and thrilling concept but for now i just want to introduce thi show in one word and that one word is MASTERPIECE ⭐1000/5
  • Jun 29, 2021
    I decided to watch an episode of this when I got into bed at 11pm thinking I'd fall asleep reading the subtitles. It was so good that I binged the entire season and didn't go to sleep till 5am. I wanted to watch more but my brain was telling me that I needed to sleep because I needed to work in a few hours. This Korean zombie series surpasses The Walking Dead in my opinion. I love the historical setting which allows for the beautiful costumes. The cinematography in this series is top notch and showcases the amazing sets. And the mythology to the origin of the zombies is one that I've never heard before. You won't be disappointed by Kingdom.
  • Mar 07, 2021
    A well-told and acted series. By the end of Season 2, if they have no plans to do a third season, I can easily see this going into comic form and dialing up an even darker morbid tale of mis-adventurers for the prince, the nurse, and the tiger-hunter. SPOILERS AHEAD: Three years previous, to combat a Japanese invasion that will demolish the Korean forces, Lord Ahn Hyeon is convinced by Lord Cho Hak-Ju of the Haweon Cho Clan to sacrifice their sick and dying peasants so they can be resurrected as hard-to-kill flesh-eating zombies. Dr. Lee Seung-Hui chronicles the disease for King ? so that he can tell the truth, and also trains Seo-bi the nurse in how to use the Resurrection plant to bring the dead back to life. Unfortunately, Cho Hak-Ju and the Queen (Cho's daughter) have other plans. In the poor streets of a communal village, cannibalising an infected man causes a change in the disease, making the newer zombies, three years later, evolve to some degree, making them less routine as before. Estranged Prince Lee Chang comes back, not to claim the throne, but to help the nation rise from it's curse. Season 1 set the stage for the tension between the clan and the prince while trying to grasp the zombie plague. Season 2 takes on more subterfuge, betrayal, twists and subtle social commentaries (male heirs and abortion, genocide of the poor, nationalism, etc.). Season 3 looks to ramp up the octane with an intentionally evil slavemaster-looking female pirate?
  • Feb 06, 2021
    Kingdom delivers a unique zombie movie, revolving around political-monarchy dispute, the Joseon period, and an intense clash of humanity. Now it seems that humans are more terrifying than humans are in this show.

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