thekingandthelionheart said: Heyyyyy Lou, pls tell me more about Kings and why I should watch it. Because I keep seeing your posts and idk what the show is really about, but if it has Sebastian Stan crying a lot like it seems to (and maybe kissing guys?) I think I just may be convinced.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WOW SHANNON YOU HAVE NO IDEA THE CAN OF WORMS YOU JUST OPENED.
Let me be very very clear about this. You should never ever watch kings.
Do you value your sanity? Yes? Don’t watch Kings.
Do you like happiness in your life? Yes? Don’t watch Kings.
Do you love Sebastian Stan and pray that one day he’ll play a character who finds even the slightest bit of peace? Yes? Don’t watch Kings.
This show, Shannon. This. Show.
I dont even know how to describe it. Its a modern take on the story of David and Goliath and David’s ascension to the throne, but its not really that at all? Its about this genuinely good person who keeps trying to help and do good by his family and his country and his god and is continuously hurt for making the right choices.
Sebastian Stan plays Jack, the son of the king, and David’s rival, though David (played amazingly by Chris Egan) would never see it that way. Im gonna be really honest. I dont know who has the more upsetting storyline? Like yeah, seb clearly looks prettier when he cries but he might have actually found a traumatizing match in chris egan. That boy. That poor sweet boy.
And then there’s King Silas. I dont have words to explain how fucking fantastic and terrifying Ian McShane is as Silas. You can’t help but root for him and but you also really really want someone to kill him. No one else could have pulled him or his speeches off. Did I mention the language in this yet? Nope. Lets talk about the language.
It shouldn’t work. Im not sure how to describe it really. Its not shakespearean. Thats not quite the word. But its poetic. And dense. And something. Old fashioned? I dont fucking know. Its awesome. It shouldn’t work. It works.
Susanna Thompson plays the queen and she’s maybe the only person who can steal a scene from Ian McShane. Holy fuck she is amazing. And terrifying. And she’ll make you cry.
JUST LIKE EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON ON THIS SHOW. THERE IS NO WEAK LINK. THERE IS ONLY HORROR AND SORROW.
Which brings me back to my first point-
DONT WATCH KINGS.
If you want to see sebastian stan cry and kiss boys and know truly agonizing soul crushing pain, watch Kings.