History Series / Kings

10th May '17 1:45:40 PM StevieC
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** Given the series' premise, this becomes less surprising, since it would mean Jessie is a JewishMother
2nd May '17 2:29:38 AM Fireblood
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* SinglePreceptReligion: The show is maddeningly vague on what sort of church "Reverend Samuels" heads, and why a population of no visible ethnicity thinks that "God gave this land to us."

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* SinglePreceptReligion: The show is maddeningly vague on what sort of church "Reverend Samuels" heads, and why a population of no visible ethnicity thinks that "God gave this land to us." Since it's pretty clearly based on Saul and David from the Bible, we can surmise it's similar to Judaism though.
30th Dec '16 7:48:06 PM bombadil211
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: During official occasions, the characters use a "Court Speech" that is almost Shakesperean in how it's spoken. William Cross finds this to be a quaint habit that has no place in the modern world but slips into using it anyway.
30th Dec '16 7:42:15 PM bombadil211
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** Meet Abadon, the king of one of the nations existing before Silas unified them into Gilboa, a real tyrant and monster, or so it is implied. He's played by Brian Cox, chats amiably with Silas, gives him advice on kinging, and shows real depth of humanity at one point... as well as a severe lack of it at others.

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** Meet Abadon, the king of one of the nations existing before Silas unified them into Gilboa, a real tyrant and monster, or so it is implied.monster who cheerfully admits to committing rape whenever he got bored as King. He's played by Brian Cox, chats amiably with Silas, gives him advice on kinging, and shows real depth of humanity at one point... as well as a severe lack of it at others.
13th Oct '16 6:47:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Debuting on the [[GeniusBonus 15th of March]], 2009, Creator/{{NBC}}'s '''''Kings''''' is like some bizarre tonal clash of ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. It tells the biblical story of King David, but set in another world not unlike PresentDayPresentTime, in which the kingdom of Gilboa, where King Silas Benjamin (played by Creator/IanMcShane) has just inaugurated the new capital of Shiloh. Two years later, when Gilboa is at war with the neighboring kingdom of Gath, a plucky young soldier named David Shepherd goes behind enemy lines to rescue hostages, singlehandedly destroying a [[MeaningfulName Goliath]] tank on the way. Then one of the hostages turns out to be Jack Benjamin, the crown prince... and so David's political life begins. Also stars Creator/SusannaThompson (the second [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Borg Queen]]), Christopher Egan, Eamonn Walker, Creator/SebastianStan, and Allison Miller.

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Debuting on the [[GeniusBonus 15th of March]], 2009, Creator/{{NBC}}'s '''''Kings''''' ''Kings'' is like some bizarre tonal clash of ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. It tells the biblical story of King David, but set in another world not unlike PresentDayPresentTime, in which the kingdom of Gilboa, where King Silas Benjamin (played by Creator/IanMcShane) has just inaugurated the new capital of Shiloh. Two years later, when Gilboa is at war with the neighboring kingdom of Gath, a plucky young soldier named David Shepherd goes behind enemy lines to rescue hostages, singlehandedly destroying a [[MeaningfulName Goliath]] tank on the way. Then one of the hostages turns out to be Jack Benjamin, the crown prince... and so David's political life begins. Also stars Creator/SusannaThompson (the second [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Borg Queen]]), Christopher Egan, Eamonn Walker, Creator/SebastianStan, and Allison Miller.
6th Jun '16 9:17:58 AM LtFedora
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* TankGoodness: Gath's [[MeaningfulName Goliath]] tanks ((Awesome Yet Practically though, yeah, they're clearly Russian T-55s in all but name]]). David becomes a celebrated war hero after rescuing the crown prince and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic taking down one of the tanks single-handedly]].

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* TankGoodness: Gath's [[MeaningfulName Goliath]] tanks ((Awesome Yet Practically though, (though, yeah, they're clearly Russian T-55s in all but name]]).name). David becomes a celebrated war hero after rescuing the crown prince and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic taking down one of the tanks single-handedly]].
2nd Jun '16 12:17:20 AM Doug86
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** [[HollywoodTactics 21st century]] soldiers with modern gear and modern tanks fighting via WorldWarOne trench warfare tactics.

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** [[HollywoodTactics 21st century]] soldiers with modern gear and modern tanks fighting via WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI trench warfare tactics.
13th Dec '15 6:22:23 AM SorPepita
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* TankGoodness: Gath's [[MeaningfulName Goliath]] tanks ([[AwesomeYetPractical though, yeah, they're clearly Russian T-55s in all but name]]). David becomes a celebrated war hero after rescuing the crown prince and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic taking down one of the tanks single-handedly]].

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* TankGoodness: Gath's [[MeaningfulName Goliath]] tanks ([[AwesomeYetPractical ((Awesome Yet Practically though, yeah, they're clearly Russian T-55s in all but name]]). David becomes a celebrated war hero after rescuing the crown prince and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic taking down one of the tanks single-handedly]].
13th Dec '15 6:18:17 AM SorPepita
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* AffablyEvil
** Meet Abadon, the king of one of the nations existing before Silas unified them into Gilboa, a real tyrant and monster, or so it is implied. He's played by Brian Cox, chats amiably with Silas, gives him advice on kinging, and shows real depth of humanity at one point... as well as a severe lack of it at others.
** Similarly, Cross, during an outbreak of plague, offers every medical lab he has in the city to the public, free of charge.
** To a degree, Silas himself.



* ArcWords: In "The Sabbath Queen", every time that some one mentions that "the lights are off," take a shot.
** FridgeBrilliance: Not operating lights (usually leaving them off) is part of Jewish/Israelite Sabbath observance.
* AffablyEvil
** Meet Abadon, the king of one of the nations existing before Silas unified them into Gilboa, a real tyrant and monster, or so it is implied. He's played by Brian Cox, chats amiably with Silas, gives him advice on kinging, and shows real depth of humanity at one point...as well as a severe lack of it at others.
** Similarly, Cross, during an outbreak of plague, offers every medical lab he has in the city to the public, free of charge.
** To a degree, Silas himself.


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* ArcWords: In "The Sabbath Queen", every time that some one mentions that "the lights are off," take a shot.
** FridgeBrilliance: Not operating lights (usually leaving them off) is part of Jewish/Israelite Sabbath observance.
22nd Nov '15 7:24:45 AM karstovich2
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On a side note: the story of David and Saul comes from ''The First Book of Samuel'', not ''Kings''.

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On a side note: the story of David and Saul comes from ''The First Book of Samuel'', [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel 1 Samuel]], not ''Kings''.[[Literature/BooksOfKings Kings]], although as Kings begins during David's reign, it's not clear if the show would've gotten there if it had the chance.
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