Did you watch the premiere of "Kings" on NBC last Sunday night? Judging by the rock bottom ratings it received, probably not. That's too bad too because it is an interesting show. It's one of those shows that critics are loving, but has a premise too unique to market well. NBC may be the lowest rated network, but they're willing to take creative risks and stick with them (which is also why they're the lowest rated network). "Kings" is one of those risks.
In short: It is a modern "retelling" (used loosely) of the Biblical story of King David. It's set in a fictional country very similar to America, and run by corrupt King Silas (played by "Deadwood's" Ian McShane).
The first episode is well-written, shot, post-produced (by my friend Adam), and sets up a lot of interesting characters and storylines. It airs Sunday, 8 p.m., on NBC (Ch.3 WKYC in Cleveland). Check out "Kings" before NBC changes its mind and decides to cancel it. You're brain will thank you for not watching another episode of "America's funniest Home Videos."
Here's the first episode (or go watch it at Hulu):