Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh no!

I don't watch near as much television as I used to; then again, I spend a lot of time on my computer blogging! But this past season I enjoyed not only the concept, but the writing on the NBC show Kings. It was designed to be a modern-day retelling of the Biblical story of King David. I enjoyed the cool military uniforms--the protagonist was David Shepherd, a soldier--and the tales of palace intrigue.

I won't be enjoying the show anymore.

Update, 5/22/09: Here's a better synopsis of the show.

Created by executive producer Michael Green ("Heroes"), NBC's drama "Kings" retold the timeless tale of David and Goliath. The epic story's young hero inadvertently rose to power amidst war, greed, power, and romance. Instantly, viewers were welcomed to the Kingdom of Gilboa, a modern-day monarchy led by the well entrenched King Silas Benjamin (Ian McShane, "Deadwood"). Gilboa was at war with the neighboring Gath and on the battlefield was where young soldier David Shepherd (Chris Egan) emerged as Gilboa's symbol of bravery. King Silas invited David into the capital city of Shiloh, but soon realized that David may very well take over his throne. After airing four episodes in the Sunday 8pm timeslot, NBC relegated the drama to Saturday nights and allowed it to air its remaining eight episodes. "Kings" is a show that never really had a chance, which is quite a shame because it boasted a strong cast, the concept was unique, and the production quality was breathtaking. Regardless, the ratings dipped week after week, and with such low ratings it never stood a chance.

6 comments:

Steve, USMA '85 said...

I won't miss a single one of the axed programs. I don't watch much television and I guess the few I do watch are the best.

Number one show for me to watch is House. Number two is Numb3rs. Third is Biggest Loser. After that, I go read a book, nothing else worth watching in my humble opinion.

Except for soccer or football that is.

KauaiMark said...

Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Lost, Heroes, and 24 are my FAV-5's

KauaiMark said...

Of the axed list, I'll really miss only two:

"King of the Hill" and "The Unit"

Ellen K said...

I will personally miss Without a Trace. But even with the solid lead in from NCIS and The Mentalist, the writing just wasn't as strong this year. I am glad they saved Chuck though. It's a fun show.
I hate to admit it, but I do watch TV. On a curious note, some of the people in my life who claim to "never watch TV" have the fanciest media rooms with the largest TV's. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

Because DVDs and BluRay films work best on big screens.

rightwingprof said...

RIP Without a Trace.