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Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14





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"Kingdom" will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. "Kingdom" is a story about family, loyalty, ambition, glory, lust, betrayal and the raw-nerve needs and desires that inspire people to greatness or drive them to unthinkable treachery. The series takes place in Venice, California and is set against the backdrop of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The "Kingdom" cast is led by Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Homefront, Warrior), who returns to the ring to play Alvey "King" Kulina. Kiele Sanchez ("The Glades," "Lost") plays Lisa Prince, his long-time girlfriend. Matt Lauria ("Friday Night Lights") plays Ryan Revis, the intelligent, good looking world-class athlete who had it all, including Lisa Prince, who shows up at Alvey's gym after doing time in prison, which was precipitated by a spiraling drug addiction. Jonathan Tucker ("Parenthood") plays Jay, Alvey's eldest son, once a promising fighter, who is struggling with addiction. Nick Jonas plays Nate, Alvey's youngest son and the prized fighter at the gym. Joanna Going ("House of Cards," "Mad Men") plays Christina, Alvey's estranged wife and mother to Jay and Nate.

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Re: Kingdom (Directv) -- MMA drama starring Frank Grillo and Matt Lauria -- Fall 2014

Bump

Yes, another new show. Anyone with Directv checking this out tonight?

It's only airing on the Audience Network.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

I'll probably DVR it and watch it later. I do like some of the cast members from previous shows and movies.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Just finished watching this episode tonight.

I thought it was pretty damn good. A really raw, gritty and hard R rated family drama with the MMA world as the backdrop. Yes, there is some nudity and graphic sex here. Takes place in the Venice area of Los Angeles.

Frank Grillo is really good here as the father. Opening scene where he took out the 2 armed Mexican gangsters with his martial arts moves was pretty badass.

Liked Matt Lauria from Friday Night Lights as the ex con and former MMA champ.

If you have Directv, give this a whirl if you have time. With the surplus of fluff on right now, it's actually refreshing to see a hard and gritty show like this.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Well i hope it's better than all the MMA based movies

they all suck. Bring back 80s and 90s style martial arts movies like Only the Strong, Perfect Weapon and prime Segal like Above the law etc
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
Well i hope it's better than all the MMA based movies

they all suck. Bring back 80s and 90s style martial arts movies like Only the Strong, Perfect Weapon and prime Segal like Above the law etc
It's not an action show. It's a family drama with MMA as the backdrop. It's comparable to that Tom Hardy movie Warrior.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

I was about to say the same thing, comparable to Warrior. I enjoyed it so much I want ep 2 to be here already.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

To add confusion, there is another new show called Kingdom in the UK

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-15522

Starring Stephen Fry, it's just started as well

Makes torrents etc a bit confusing
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

I couldn't make it through the first episode. Just every goofy cliche crammed into one episode.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
To add confusion, there is another new show called Kingdom in the UK

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-15522

Starring Stephen Fry, it's just started as well

Makes torrents etc a bit confusing
Stephen Fry's "Kingdom" is not a new show -- it aired on ITV in the UK from 2007 to 2009.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

http://deadline.com/2014/10/kingdom-...irectv-853908/


Hmmm, this is a surprise. Directv picked up the show for 20 more episodes, which is equivalent to 2 more seasons.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

I watched episodes 1 and 2 earlier today. There are some cliches as another poster mentioned, but I'm curious to see how this show evolves. The only character I cant' stand is Jonathan Tucker's character, but I suspect he will change later on.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Excellent first season, can't wait for season 2 and 3.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Been binging this on-demand during the holiday doldrums & wow, I did not expect an MMA drama starring a Jonas brother to be one of my favorite shows of 2014, but color me surprised. This seems like it should be an HBO or Showtime standout rather than something hidden away on DirecTV's Audience network.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Yep, I've been trying to tell everyone I can about this show. It's so much more than an MMA show. Jonathan Tucker is great in it, and Frank Grillo, he just keeps impressing me. He was the only thing that saved The Purge: Anarchy from being direct to video garbage.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

FYI

Season 2 premieres tonight on the Audience network for those with Directv


Directv renewed this for 2 seasons, so there will be a 3rd season next year.


Here's the trailer

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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Season One (HD) is currently FREE on iTunes.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/streaming-t...hd-itunes.html
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

I've been enjoying this season so far. Really feels like what Friday night lights did with Football. It's taking some action filled thing and injecting a lot of drama to it. Not nearly as good, but still solid enough entertainment.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Jonathan Tucker has been killing it so far this season, such an underrated show.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

There has been no discussion about this season on here and that's sad since this is some good television
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

It's a show I never look forward to watching, but when I am finally watching the saved episodes I can't stop thinking about how great it is.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

So will the new episodes in Summer 2016 be an extension of season 2 or season 3?
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Great fucking season! Some real heart breaking stuff in the finale. Especially with Ryan and his dad.
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

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So will the new episodes in Summer 2016 be an extension of season 2 or season 3?
Based on the next season clips it certainly looks like they had it filmed already. They should have just kept showing them
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Re: Kingdom (Directv) - MMA drama S: Frank Grillo - Series Thread - Starts 10/8/14

Great news this is back in the summer. I did not want this season to end. I thought I had to wait a year for new episodes.

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