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May 24th, 2011
08:36 am


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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.


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Date:May 24th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
I never heard of this. Ah, tv culture is a far-off thing.
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Date:May 24th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
I barely noticed it until after it was canceled, honestly.
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