Kingdom (2019) - Action, Drama, Thriller

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While strange rumors about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.

IMDB: 8.3
Stars: Doona Bae, Greg Chun
Length: 45 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 16 out of 214 found boring (7.47%)

One-line Reviews (93)

There's also the long and neverending question between slow and fast zombies.

If I had to watch it in the cinema without controlling, I could have found this show boring.

Enjoyable, Blood-curdling Cross-Culture Take on the Zombie Genre .

Bad writing , boring waste of time.


Kind of mixture of the Walking Dead and the Game of Thrones.. in unfamiliar time zone.. (the Middle Age of Korea)Nice story line, Nice clothes and Palaces..I think the combination of unexpected things made quite good result..Enjoy your time...

This new Netflix original Korean zombie series succeeds in surprising with its fast paced narration and a few unexpected twists in a beaten to death genre.

This is a damn good show that's well worth watching.

Great gripping storyline throughout with an amazing lead role.

"Kingdom" is somewhat hindered by a rather slow pacing, that while it definitely helps the movie and story, it just made me feel that it took the series forever to get up in gear and to become good.

Great story - politics, war, relationships, humorCompelling characters - strong femaleSuspenseful and funny scenes, with entertaining dialogue and surprising eventsTRUE horror elements including dread, fear of the unknown, impending doom, truly shocking scary scenes, taboo breaking & gruesome events (like mom zombies & kids).

Mind blowing and speechless .


It's a quiet exciting showing.

Stunning film.

An extremely exciting and entertaining mix of asian/korean historic drama and zombie horror.

It was surprisingly enjoyable and kept me on the edge of my seat at times.

It was a compelling story, the first episode was slow (character building), but when the action starts off it is intense.

"Kingdom" is definitely well worth watching if you are a fan of the zombie genre, and need something to fill the time in between other zombie shows.

Story is engaging.

I am so impressed by the intensity of acting in this tale that the zombies are, actually, entertaining.

Everything is absolutely stunning, from the acting to the wardrobe to the atmosphere; wow.

Drama and plot 5/5 horror 4.5/5 Humour 3/5 Action 3/5 cgi 2.5/5 very much engaging

Well worth watching if you enjoy zombies or aren't usually a fan.

All in all it was extremely boring to watch and i had to skip some scenes because they were unnecessary.

The landscape, the scenery, the costumes are all vibrant and exciting.

In terms of visual aestetics the series looks stunning!

While "Kingdom" is not following the average (and generic) zombie formula, it is still a very enjoyable show and it is an interesting approach on a zombie outbreak.

Very enjoyable, good script, good acting, great scenery and an interesting plot while retaining all the tropes of Korean drama.

Kingdom on netflix was exciting.

The political struggle and the fight against zombies makes it absolutely intense.

The sets are well made, the scenery is beautiful, the soundtrack is compelling and the action is fierce.

very engaging .

tension rising, intense battle, hair rising scenes, preparation/waiting for slaughter horde, no exaggerations!

The story has gotten quite intense.

Action packed without being cheesy or boring.

An entertaining medieval zombie flick that lacks the intensity of Train to Busan .

The settings are beautiful and the music is stunning.

Highly enjoyable period zombie fun .

What is done well is the slow growth from a single undead entity through to a handful and then on to an unmanageable horde and the fear and devastation that ensues parallels this escalation in numbers nicely.

This was crazy, insane and amazing how they set this series up and I'm starting to even wonder if they will need help from outside sources (like Japan) to their help/ aid if needed but since this was taken place in a different time era with unexpected turns (not to spoil more) this has got my definite attention and I am impatiently want to see what happens in the next season!!

The short run length of 6 episode for the first series is a breath of fresh air after drawn out shows like the marvel ones and umbrella academy.

Definitely worth watching.

It kept me on the edge of my seat in each episode.

The downside to "Kingdom" is the slow pacing of the story.

Some of the plot points are pretty trite and ridiculous, even for the genre.

But this is fine there is more great thrilling story telling to come.

Entertaining & SCARY.

So intriguing and clever.

Quality of the production and locations was stunning and really made it feel there no where to hide.

The long drawn out sequences where the baddies prattle on about how evil they are and how ingenious their plans are just make the eyes roll.

That said, this series is really enjoyable.

But the slow pace was necessary, I suppose, because it helped establish the character gallery quite well, while offering bits and pieces of adrenaline-filled segments to the audience of things to come.

So boring, slow paced and stupid.

Good scenario, good acting, suspenseful and great cinematography.

The few plot twists they had in season one were definitely unexpected to say the least.

Slow pace, to many dialogue, a bad plot story.

Zombie mechanics are so confusing...

But as a whole, highly recommended and enjoyable series.

Acting is sub par, story is slow.

I was bored and was looking for a show to hook into when i found this and boy isn't this a fun show.

Unexpected thrilling Story-telling .

While "Kingdom" is no "The Walking Dead" in a South Korean interpretation, it is still a rather enjoyable TV series because of equal parts zombie action and storytelling.

All of the unimportant stuff dragged out to fill time, Because there was no real content.

Good story to go along with some of the most intense, suspenseful zombie action I've ever seen.

The production quality is amazing, the pacing is perfect and the story compelling.

The plot is superb and brings the whole season to a finger gripping on the edge of your seat, breathless ending...

As I had to places English audio to watch it, at first it was a bit hard but it got quick and enjoyable fast.

Extremely entertaining zombie show .

More compelling than sex education .

It has a slow pace but it still enjoyable to watch.

Must watch this it is so gripping and the unfolding of some secret are mind blowing.

Beautiful cinematography and thrilling .

Visually stunning.

Worth the watch.

The whole season went well with its intense climax per episode, presenting storylines that filled-out my world-setting cravings.

Horror thrilling mind cracking series....

This is engaging and chilling at times.

On the downside, I don't like my zombies to only come out at night and move quickly - the scary thing about zombies is while one is easily despatched through decapitation, they just keep coming and you are overwhelmed by slow moving numbers.

I sat down to only watch 1 episode as it looked entertaining, and the next thing I know I have binge watched the entire 1st season.

The acting is great, the cinematography is incredible, the production value is outstanding, and yet we are left with a plot that is pretty simple and predictable for the most part.

I didn't want to have any issues or questions with it due to the engaging story, cutting edge cinematography, incredible actors and genuine horror.

There's really little wrong with it if you're looking for an entertaining zombie series with a compelling plot.

All the elements I love, little romance, lots of tense and thrilling moments, great characters, immersion in the details of the authentic culture of the era - costumes, food social and economic values, love it, cant wait for season two.

All plot is heart pounding and exciting!

The story is your typical king/prince betrayal with a zombie twist BUT the characters are boring and not very likable.

It's not because of the story itself but the pace is quite slow.

But delivers unique and engaging action to a familiar concept.

Don't waste your time .

First - the characters development and understanding is painfully slow.

Some of the zombie attack scenes were too drawn out, lasting over 10 minutes.

To be honest I'm only at the first episode yet, but this mix of politics, conspiring, twists and zombies is just so entertaining.

Some of the scenes were riveting.