- People think that ‘Kingdom’ is truly unique for bringing together several genres.
- However, there are other reasons why the zombie-flavored period drama is so different from other K-dramas.
- The writer behind ‘Kingdom’ revealed that it has to do with the freedom she got from Netflix.
It’s no secret that the new Netflix series Kingdom is very different from other popular South Korean shows. After all, the series combines several genres to tell a truly compelling story. However, there are more reasons why the period drama – with all its zombies – is so different from those regular K-dramas you know and love.
Kim Eun-Hee is the writer of Kingdom and the webcomic series it is based on, and she has admitted that working with Netflix is very different from producing other K-dramas. For instance, Kim revealed that she doesn’t have to worry about ratings or the pressure of giving fan service.
‘Kingdom’ isn’t like your typical K-drama because of surprising reasons
According to Kim, regular K-dramas are required to abide by certain rules put in place by Korean broadcasters. However, this was something she didn’t need to be concerned with when working with Netflix.
“First of all, when it comes to working with Korean terrestrial broadcasters, we are never free from the pressure of ratings,” Kim said. “And there’s also the factor of having instant and very immediate feedback from the viewers, which sometimes results in having to make revisions to the script and whatnot.”
Although shows like ‘Crash Landing Into You’ and ‘Itaewon Class’ are also on Netflix, they are still produced by Korean broadcasters
This is an interesting point considering that Korean broadcasters often put pressure on writers to pay attention to what viewers want to see in the series. On the other hand, Kim revealed that she was already writing Season 2 while the first season of Kingdom was in production.
Gruesome scenes like this one would have to be censored in regular K-dramas
In addition to having creative freedom, Kim shared that censorship was never an issue with Netflix. This means that the series was free to show as much blood and gore as possible.
The second season of Kingdom is currently streaming on Netflix.
Christian Bale Will Be The New Villain for Thor 4
- Christian Bale is set to star as the villain for Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder.
- The fourth movie in the franchise, the new Thor film will once again be directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
- The upcoming superhero blockbuster is scheduled for a November 2021 release.
App Filter Shows Us How Celebrities Look Like Without Makeup
Some of them look quite different!
- MakeApp has a unique feature - it removes makeup from women's photos.
- Some users tried the feature on Hollywood celebrities.
- The app has since received both positive and negative reactions from netizens.
Netflix Has A New Transformers Series – And It Looks Awesome!
“Transform and roll out!”
- Netflix has released the trailer for a new film series entitled Transformers: War for Cybertron (Siege).
- The chapter 1 of a 3-part saga, the new animated feature stars iconic characters Optimus Prime and Megatron.
- No release date has yet been mentioned, as of this writing.
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