kings-flagNot sure how I stumbled upon this (or, for that matter, how I missed it two years ago when it aired on NBC) but I want to recommend the show Kings, starring Ian McShane. Kings is based on of the biblical story of David and Saul, one of the those great narrative sections of the Hebrew Bible overflowing with political intrigue, illicit sex, epic battles and religious fervor. Setting these stories in a modern fantasy world (a modified New York City, basically) satisfies our obsession with modern monarchies and provides a rich and beautiful backdrop for this biblical pastiche.

You can watch the show at or, if you’re a resident of Plainfield, check it out at your public library, where yours truly requested that it be added to the collection.


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