Netflix’s first original Korean series Kingdom written by Kim Eun-hee became one of the best South Korean shows worldwide. This Political Thriller can easily be placed in line with the best of seasons in its genre including but not limited to The Walking Dead.
The series has been adapted from The Kingdom of the Gods, a very popular webcomic.
The famous website Rotten Tomatoes clocked a 93% approval rating with an average rating of 8/10 for Kingdom for its first season. The second season covering up the rest of the difference achieving an approval rating of 100% from the website and making a quarter-point jump on the rating to achieve 8.25.
The critics mentioned this as,” An enthralling blend of blood, terror, and political intrigue, Kingdom is a refreshing addition to the zombie landscape.”
This thriller series is based on real-life events mixed with a fictitious storyline, as the Season is set in the Joseon period after the Japanese invaded Korea.
Crown Prince Lee Chang came across a political conspiracy being hatched by Chief State Counselor and the Queen herself. To search for answers, Lee Chang moves to the Southern Province accompanied by his Bodyguard.
In the South, Lee stumbles across two physicians already struggling to find the cure for the plague.
Season 2 follows suit of Lee taking into consideration every possible answer and devising a plan action to overcome the doomsday.
Ju Ji-hoon as Lee Chang – the Crown Prince of the Country
Ryu Seung-Yong as Lord Cho Hak-Ju – Chief State Councilor of the Country
Bae Doona as Seo-bi – Physician’s Assistant in South
Kim Sang-ho as Mu-Yeong – Prince Chang’s personal bodyguard
Kim Sung-kyu as Yeong-shin – a tiger hunter in South
Jeon Seok-ho as Cho Beom-pal – A magistrate of Dongnae
Kim Hye-jun as Queen Consort Cho – daughter of Lord Cho Hak-Ju
Heo Joon-ho as Lord Ahn-Hyeon – a former governor
Who Bites the Dust?
There has as of yet no official update for Season 3 so the question for who might live and who might join the Davy Jones Locker is still a flux. But surely to our utter disappointment, we may see some characters to move out of the Season making way for some new faces to lead us into this abyss.