What I'm Watching Tonight: NBC's "Kings"
by Jonathan Singer, Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 03:24:06 PM EDT
Apparently there aren't many like me, but I have been really enjoying watching NBC's "Kings." The show, which airs on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM, is a modern day interpretation of the complex relationship and power struggle between King Saul and King David in the Bible. Not unlike HBO's prematurely cancelled series "Deadwood," in which Ian McShane also starred as a tactical though troubled strongman, "Kings" dramatizes politics at its purest and basest. Though I think that Alessandra Stanley is right that the dialogue in "Kings" doesn't match that in "Deadwood," and from my vantage Sebastian Stan's David lacks the depth of internal conflict of Timothy Olyphant's Seth Bullock in "Deadwood," McShane is no less compelling in the role of Saul (or Silas, as he has been renamed for "Kings") than he was in his previous role on HBO as Al Swearingen.
What are you watching these days?