Is Kings' Monarchy Built to Last?
We applaud NBC for trying something different with Kings, a modern-day take on David and Goliath that's much more layered and character-driven than many of the slick and pretty one-hour shows the network's gotten behind lately. We love the brilliant, corrupt and slightly paranoid King Silas, and we're rooting for the handsome, emotional, war-hero David Shepherd. So why hasn't the rest of the Sunday night TV audience gotten hooked?
The series plummeted 24 percent from its premiere in the ratings this week, garnering only 4.58 million viewers. Is this a case of a great show being on the wrong network? Is it just a bad time slot? Or are people uninterested in the characters and story revolving an unfamiliar, modern monarchy?
Did you tune in to Kings? What do you think of the show and its future?