Kingdom - Korean Zombies and Politics during Pandemic

The arrival of global hits such as the Netflix Drama Kingdom & Train to Busan led to the popularity of Zombie based shows amongst viewers especially those who had not watched any zombie shows. The Kingdom drama is a brilliant plot set in the Joseon era where a kingdom is plagued by the zombie pandemic. The Crown Prince has to not only battle the zombies to safeguard his subjects; but also battle political conspirators who want to eliminate him as the rightful heir to the throne. The taut storyline, unexpected plot twists in every episode and a powerful cast keeps the viewer on the edge of the seat throughout, causing the dilemma of whether to classify the show as a zombie horror or political thriller. We are joined by 2 special guests: Tina tweets @acapitalchick - is a “recovering” trial lawyer and a general fangirl geek. She recently finished hosting the “Word of the Witnesses” podcast about the time travel drama 12 Monkeys on Syfy/Hulu Benny : A repeat guest on our podcast. You can listen to him on our S1 - Episode 7. He tweets on all things cricket and kdramas @realbennyman and also hosts the cricket podcast: The Last Wicket In today’s episode with our guests we try to explore the factors that led to the success of Kingdom: Parallels with Real (current pandemic, society hierarchy) and Reel (Walking Dead, Chernobyl, Game of Thrones) Political Thriller or Zombie Horror? Favourite characters and anti-heroes/antagonists Focus on storytelling, writing and character arcs Cinematography Key spoilers -  Timestamps: 23:30 - 24:00 : Ashin of the North 24:00 - 28:08 : Queen Consort 43:40 - 45:00 : The Crown Prince and his Father 47:44 - 50:15 : Plot twists - Queen Consort & Season 1 climax 57:15 - 1:01:45: Season 2 climax Reference Readings: Matt Zoller’s Review - Nightmare of Now The team behind special effects of Kingdom Book Reference - Jaya - Devdutt Patnaik (Book mentioned by Minal at 24:50) Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas --- Send in a voice message:

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A Kdrama Podcast. 4 gals take you through the fascinating world of KDramas (Korean Dramas). They share what hooked them, what bored them, what got them asking for more, and what makes them continue to live in the rabbit hole that is KDramas! Come join the fun and spread the word! Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art by Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Follow us on Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD / Instagram: @crashlanded_onkdramas Leave us a voice message or review