We got a video for that! We plan on binging Netflix’s Kingdom next Friday and on into the weekend. But before that, we read up all about it (because I am a weakling when it comes to horror and must know what happens for my nerves). Though I don’t know everything that happens, I do have a good idea in order to go into the show well prepared.
Kingdom is the new must watch Game of Thrones meets The Walking Dead zombie thriller set in the Joseon dynasty of Korea. It brings fresh life to the zombie genre with its CREEPY ways of becoming a zombie as well as zombies that will make you run for the hills.
It is set in the 15th or 16th century at a time of high corruption and relentless power seekers in the government while the people of Korea starved. Writer Kim Eun-hee has been working on it since 2011 when she found a passage in the Joseon archives that told of hundreds of thousands of unexplained deaths. That gave her the idea to have a zombie attack. She thought it would be an interesting way to describe the pain and suffering of the people at that time because she really wanted to depict how hungry the people of Joseon were during that era.
From AsianWiki and Wikipedia
Set in Korea’s Joseon Dynasty, 10 days have passed since the King collapsed from an illness. He is severely ill. Queen Cho (Kim Hye-Jun) and her father Chief State Councilor Cho Hak-Joo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) have forbidden anyone else to see the King. Even his own son Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-Hoon) is forbidden to see his father. In the meantime, Chief State Councilor Cho Hak-Joo rules Joseon with an iron fist. Rumors start to spread in the Kingdom about the King and a sign is put up in the city claiming that the King is dead and the crowned prince should become the King.
Seeking answers, Crown Prince Lee Chang sneaks into the King’s chambers to visit his father. He encounters a foul stench and the silhouette of a shadowy monster but is discovered and escorted out of the palace before finding answers. His personal bodyguard, Moo-Young (Kim Sang-Ho), steals the medical journal for the King which lists the name of Physician Lee Seung-Hui (Kwon Bum-Taek).
To find out what happened to the King, the Crown Prince and his bodyguard travel to the Jiyulheon clinic in faraway Dongnae to see the physician. When they arrive, they discover that the clinic is in ruins and dead bodies are found under a building.
Crown Prince Lee Chang and Moo-Young later learn that the only person to have survived the clinic is medical staff member Seo-Bi (Bae Doo-Na). When they finally find Seo-Bi, she tells them that the dead they saw at the clinic are not dead they will return to life and kill.
The Prince must prevent the advance of this plague to the capital city of Hanyang (present day Seoul) while simultaneously addressing the coup masterminded by the Queens father that aims to kick him from his rightful place on the throne.
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