Kingdom: Asin of the North
It probably would’ve helped if I remembered anything lore wise from Season 2 other than that some people should’ve got hypothermia and the previously mentioned samurai decapitation scene (which, @hebang, I am so sorry, but I can’t remember what episode it is in, or I would tell you. I may go looking for it later just for you though.)
But! Zombie Tigers! … with middling CGI. And Vincenzo is clearly descended from Asin.

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    It is a very well-made movie in my book though I always try to stay away from zombies as much as possible.

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      Ever since season 1, I’ve always thought this is a well made series. The lighting alone speaks so much. Even their title intro. When I saw it again last night, I was in awe of how detailed that was.

      Story wise, I was disappointed with it. For some reason, I was expecting an epic origin story. But, there wasn’t anything epic or original about it. The typical sageuk trope. That

      I am curious to know if the Jurchens will be part of future seasons, though. Or if they will continue to expand the universe. They’ve got something going there. And I hope the quality will remain top notch.

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        Kingdom’s production value is second to none and I’m always in awe from the set down to little costume details.

        All these are evident in Ashin but I find her story hasn’t been told well cinematically despite the compelling materials. The final scene couldn’t make up for the rather flat treatment beforehand.

        Nonetheless, the Ashin story lays a much stronger context for the whole series to go into Season 3.

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        I have one question: why do they like to use so dim light? Do they want to create that eerie effect? I guess so, but I could see almost nothing! 😂

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          I actually questioned my tv quality: Is my tv a good quality one because I can’t see anything in this scene???

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          🤣🤣🤣

          Yep, for effects of course. Cinematically and story wise. The flickering of candles at someone’s face looks amazing on screen.

          I like to believe it’s also to capture the reality of those times. There really is not much light during those times.

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            I also thought that it was true to reality at that time as well. Still, I kept asking myself why can’t I see anything? lol

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            I wasn’t gonna ask, but might as well. Hihi!

            Is your TV Samsung? Coz, it’s probably a PPL. It’s saying it’s time for you to buy a new TV without telling you to buy a new TV. 😃

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            🤣🤣🤣

            My TV is already a Samsung!

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        Oh my gosh I was gone for not even one day 😂
        cc: @epyc2010, @mmmmm, @drawde2000, @shach

        I mean the backstory was kind of original… how many sageuks do you know that have revenge bio warfare in them… πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        Personally, I have been, and get increasingly more so, over Kingdom as a series narratively since season 2. The historical uniqueness of it being set in Joseon lost its hook, the moments of ill logic and irrationality increased (as they inevitably always do in zombie dramas), and they started to over-complicate the lore.
        But because redfox and I predicted its existence over 4 years ago, and 2 days before it was officially first announced, I have a weird attachment to it as a series that I can’t let go of just yet. It’s part of my own drama watching Lore now, id est I don’t watch it to really get anything out of it.

        I didn’t find it especially difficult to see what was going on, but I did have to download it rather than just catch it on a streaming service, and also Arthdal set the bar REALLY low for me as far as bad lighting editing goes… *ahem*.
        As PYC said, the Kingdom series always has outstanding production, but the best part of the show for me is still and remains the opening credits sequence. Lmao.

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          Agreed – that acupunctured body is quite an opener LOL.

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          Ha, I never miss opening sequence, it’s so stunning. I love anything supernatural so my bar is really low, as long as there will be new season of Kingdom I will watch it (but I watched every season of Supernatural so when I say that my bar is really low, I mean it;))

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    I wish they wouldn’t be so hellbent on waiting for “shocking” ending so the middle dragged like sageuk palace scheming

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    OT, but noticed you have 24,999 comments!

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