Kingdom: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Kingdom

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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 25, 2019
2
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
3
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
4
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
5
Air date: Jan 25, 2019
6
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)

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…

A magnetic series. [Full Review in Spanish]

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

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…

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

Feb 6, 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

  • 6d ago
    A thrilling show can't wait for season 2
  • Dec 29, 2019
    This is a piece of art, entertaining, spell-binding. The story line would give Martin a run for his money. The acting is remarkable. It would have been so easy for some of the characters to become absurd but the direction kept it in check and the performances were stellar. I can't wait for session 2.
  • Dec 25, 2019
    Ahhh this is amazing! Love the character development and storyline. Masterfully filmed. On the edge of my seat the whole time I watched ... couldn't stop once I started. Can not wait for the next season
  • Dec 15, 2019
    This probably tops my list as one of the best zombie tv series (though I haven't watched The Walking Dead lol).
  • Nov 27, 2019
    Excellent! I wish it had more episodes. The script has a well done plot. Can't wait to watch Season 2.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    Great pacing, good balance of humor and deep storytelling, interesting themes, thrilling plot, and intriguing characters, stakes, and tension building. Popcorn television in the best sense.
  • Sep 16, 2019
    Great show with a great plot. Kept pumping adrenalin through out every episode. It is not actually about the zombies..It well portrayed the suffering of the common people under the authority of rulers.Zombies just represent greediness and power hunger of the high class men which crushes poor peopls entire soul.
  • 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.

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