Do you think it’s over? – Lord Cho
“Kingdom” is a six-episode zombie apocalypse drama that is set in the Joseon dynasty period. Joo Ji Hoon plays the Crown Prince who must protect his citizens and his country, and Bae Doona plays a physician. (Source: Soompi)
- Ju Ji-hoon as Crown Prince Yi Chang
- Ryu Seung-ryong as Cho Hak-ju
- Bae Doona as Seo-bi
- Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-shin
- Genre: Historical period / Political drama / Supernatural / Horror / Thriller
- The series is adapted from the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods, which was authored by Kim Eun-hee and drawn by Yang Kyung-il.
- It is Netflix’s first original Korean series.
- On January 25, 2019, the first season of the series, consisting of six episodes, was released for streaming on Netflix.
- Actor Song Joong-ki was courted for the lead role but declined.
- Episode 1 : 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.
- Episode 2 : The Crown Prince and Mu-yeong arrive at Jiyulheon, where they make a horrific discovery. Seo-bi’s story of what she saw eerily resonates with the Crown Prince.
- Episode 3 : Night leads to chaos in Dongnae. Cho Hak-ju and the Queen oversee the king’s care. The Crown Prince reaches a disquieting conclusion and vows to fight back.
- Episode 4 : On his way to seek Lord Ahn Hyeon’s help, the Crown Prince encounters a group of stranded survivors and leads them to Jiyulheon, following Seo-bi’s advice.
- Episode 5 : The Crown Prince’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.
- Episode 6 : Cho Hak-ju has chilling words for the Queen, who’s hiding a sinister secret. The Crown Prince orders Sangju’s defenses, but Seo-bi senses something awry.
- Kingdom = Zombies in Joseon era. This drama was so good.
- This drama has everything… Action. Suspense. Plot twists. Cliffhangers.
- I liked the cast and their acting.
- The biggest plot twist ever in KDrama history.
- It is definitely worth watching, but sorry, we have to wait until next year for the Season 2!
My Overall Rating – 8.5/10 (It’s a fun one to watch but be prepared for a major cliffhanger in the finale.)
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