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      Season 1 – Kingdom

      2007 Drama List
      81% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 94% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Looks can be deceiving. Peter Kingdom seems to have everything -- he's a man of some standing in the seaside town of Market Shipborough, he dresses well and has all the trappings of success. Why, then, does he wander along the beach and stare out to sea for hours at a time? Despite Peter's thriving legal practice, he must deal with his dysfunctional family (which includes his unstable sister) and his grief over his missing half brother and law partner, Simon. Read More Read Less
      Kingdom — Season 1

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      It may be a little dated in its portrayal of women, but Kingdom offers a new, well-acted take on the boxing genre.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 1, 2007 The Prodigal Returns Peter collects his brother's things from the police station, then takes the case of Mr. Snell, who wants to sue the Planning Authority. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 8, 2007 Debts Peter helps a woman whose baby has been stolen; Peter finds out more about an international call that came through on Simon's phone. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 15, 2007 Home to Roost A man wants his insurance company to pay for his sunken boat; Beatrice models for a painter's life drawing class. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 22, 2007 Cambridge or Nowhere Peter's clients believe their daughter was unfairly turned down by the University of Cambridge; computer program determines when Simon's body should have turned up. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 29, 2007 Sartorial Discord Gloria comes down with the flu; Mrs. Collins seeks a divorce after her husband starts to cross-dress; Beatrice answers the phones. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 6, 2007 Out of House and Home Gloria thinks about taking up some leisure activities; Lyle considers leaving the office; a pregnant woman asks to speak to Peter at the Harvest Festival. Details Next
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      Previous Samantha Highfill Entertainment Weekly Kingdom isn't the next great television show about sports. It's just a really great television show. Dec 5, 2017 Full Review Nancy DeWolf Smith Wall Street Journal Byron Balasco has created a drama about punching power which can still locate heat and intimacy in the small act of a woman removing a man's boxing gloves. Oct 10, 2014 Full Review Alan Sepinwall HitFix The performances are good, and the show offers an interesting glimpse of a world that hasn't been dramatized all that often, despite the sport's popularity. B Oct 9, 2014 Full Review Dan Buffa KSDK News (St. Louis) Welcome to "The Sopranos" that takes place in a gym...look, I championed this series as much as any living soul in America. Nov 10, 2020 Full Review Roger Catlin The gritty, dire, drug-addicting side stories mute and dull the intended impact. Makes Ray Donovan seem like Shakespeare. Oct 8, 2014 Full Review Matt Roush TV Guide Using its Venice, California, locations to terrifically seedy effect, with gamy and graphic content on par with premium cable, this multigenerational story impresses with its blunt-force depiction of an urban warrior culture. Oct 8, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member i felt it was the best series I have watched in a long time. The time period drama is spot on with great characters, scenery, etc. but the zombies way on another level... I though the Walking dead ones were good but wow, these are ona whole new level.... fantastic.. the outdated on the portrayal of women is a stupid comment, in that era that is how woman were living. So if you want to make it different, then make it a modern movie, not a time period drama.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Tough, gritty, and compelling. My wife and I just binge-watched the first two seasons and were hooked by the time the third and final season started. Just watched the series finale this week, and must say that I've seldom seen a series that evoked such a visceral experience for me. I'm actually despondent with the realization that this AMAZING series has already come to an end. Highest recommendation I can provide! GREAT show! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best tv shows I've seen. Excellent character development of a broken family fighting for survival in a very difficult world. 2 great actors in Frank Grillo and Jonathan Tucker. Very realistic and brutally honest. Why this show is ending this year 2017 final season is very disappointing. Tough to find better acted and interesting characters in tv series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent character development! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member If you like mma, Frank grillo, and knowing that everyone's life is complicated...what else can I say? And the character Jay Kulina...steals the show. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review luke g It's very smart. Kingdom breaks out as a compelling drama about a family rocked by struggles that attempts to band together. Focusing mainly on Jay, Nate, Lisa, Ryan, Alvey, and Christina, the first season is a great character study. Holy recommend it Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Sep 1, 2007
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