NBC's soapy drama, Kings brought us a full 2-hour introduction for its premiere that delivered much of the epic, overly-dramatic juiciness promised. While I predicted it to be just over the top and doomed for the same fate of last season's primetime soap, Cane, I was left feeling torn about this newbie.
I found the characters relatively interesting, but the plot both confusing with many holes that seemed like they were supposed to be intriguing mysteries (for instance, what's the deal with the Reverend and David Sheperd?), and the rest of it very predictable. So the poor, attractive, nice boy has the happy accident of saving the king's son at war, the son's a screw-up, the daughter is gorgeous, bright, ambitious, and immediately in love with our "hero," and the king is both loved by his people and his family, plus of course has plenty to wrestle with when it comes to politics.
Yet with all that predictability, I'm still pretty interested in where it's all going after it not just leading to David becoming the king's new protege wooing the daughter while the naughty son sits and stews for years. Instead, it looks like the king's brother-in-law could really do some damage for the king, and if they follow that plot with the son (who's "secretly" gay which could or could not be interesting), maybe it was just the set up in this first extended episode that was predictable and the rest will get a lot more interesting.
So what did you think? Did you find the premiere just plain predictable or intriguing enough to give Kings a chance?
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