Adaptation: webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods Genres: Historical period, Political drama, Horror, Thriller Release Date: January 25, 2019 (Season 1), March 13, 2020 (Season 2) Network: Netflix
Plot: In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious plague spreads to turn the infected into monsters. The crown prince, framed for treason and desperate to save his people, sets out on a journey to unveil what evil lurks in the dark. Kingdom coming to Netflix worldwide January 25.
Finished the 2 seasons. I thought I didn't have anything on Netflix worth watching before the subscription expires.
Definitely a more subdued zombie horror show, not too dramatic or hopeless as the zombie outbreak - they manage to contain it within their own mythos and sound world building:
The zombies in this show -
(still a mystery. What we got so far. I like how they learned it over the series such as season 2 where we found out zombies can come out during the day time)
*The plant of resurrection can bring back a zombie.
*The worms on the plant get ingested or go through zombie bites - spread the disease. Though, we don't know why cooking a zombie corpse and eating it made everyone infected (which was the first source of outbreak at the Dongnae clinic)
The zombies fear high temperature, fire, and water. The worm and plant prefers colder climates. If you get bitten, you can get the worms out by submerging yourself in water. This before you die though.
The show also features politics and a clash of customs such as gender roles (the queen and her father revealing challenges that only a male heir can come into power) and how folks deal with death. The nobles didn't like burning or beheading the dead as they see it as desecration of the dead.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT