Kings : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2009
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. 30
    Just about everybody is having sex with everybody else: Kings is one giant raging id of a show.
  2. Pretentious and far too taken with its own sense of menace, the show casts every line of dialogue as a pronouncement, every action as an uppercut to the chops.
  3. Kings is oddly tedious, thanks to a supporting cast of uninteresting characters and a script loaded with heavy-handed analogies to health-care reform, Halliburton and the Clintons.
  4. 30
    If only Green had not made such a cold, bland stew of such rich and tasty ingredients.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 163 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 93
  2. Negative: 7 out of 93
  1. H.Cole
    Jan 3, 2010
    10
    The reason for failure is because it is on NBC which is in severe decline. If NBC sold the rights to the FOX network (like '24') it The reason for failure is because it is on NBC which is in severe decline. If NBC sold the rights to the FOX network (like '24') it would go to the sky in ratings. 'Kings' is the only program we have viewed on NBC in years. I happened on it in the iTunes lineup and downloaded the season. Even our 15yr. old son and 13 yr. old daughter were locked in on the show. We are all hoping to see it again...soon! Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2013
    10
    I especially love when source material is so creatively re-imagined. Smart, sophisticated storytelling in a very believable alternate 21stI especially love when source material is so creatively re-imagined. Smart, sophisticated storytelling in a very believable alternate 21st century world. Full Review »
  3. Dec 16, 2012
    9
    I really enjoyed Kings. It seemed very original, and I enjoyed the alternate reality world that they created, something that was unlikeI really enjoyed Kings. It seemed very original, and I enjoyed the alternate reality world that they created, something that was unlike anything else on television. I do agree that it played it safe in many instances, but overall, I really enjoyed the show and I wish it hadn't been cancelled. Full Review »