Not having seen the show but hearing interesting things about it, I picked up the DVD during a sale last year. A couple of months ago I took the DVD off the shelf of the 2009 tv series Kings
and watched the pilot episode. Whoa. Keanu-grade whoa. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday I watched the remaining eleven hours of the thirteen hours of the only season.
There's much I liked about Kings. There's as John Rogers says Ian McShane and Brian Cox acting a smoking hole through your television
. There's what seems like half the cast of HBO's Oz. There's Miguel Ferrer who I've liked since he played Albert the forensics guy on Twin Peaks.
There's bits I didn't like: there's unevenness to the show in that some episodes are notably better than others, some bits are sloppily handled and by sloppily I mostly mean too breezily and without the attention and consequence I think they they should have. But while the show was uneven, when it was good it was amazing. I didn't like incidental music being lifted from Deadwood as it gave me unintentional flashbacks the way the romantic theme music in the recent Jane Eyre was surprisingly reminiscent of music for V For Vendetta so that every time Jane and Mr. Darcy are on screen together I expected to see Parliament explode in the background. But overall, I found Kings worth watching.