Overview: Something happened at Nobuaki's old school and all of his classmates are dead. Starting over at a new school he is understandably reserved but slowly gets drawn into friendship with many of his new classmates. Then they all receive a text message informing them that the King's Game has started and they cannot stop … Continue reading King’s Game Series Review: Only For True Fans of Bad Horror
Review (heavy spoilers): It will be genuinely impossible to review this episode without spoilers so if you want to be surprised by the conclusion (well, don't watch the show for one but also maybe pass on reading this post until later). We are down to our last five contestants in this game of death and … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 12 – The Dramatic Conclusion (Or Maybe Not)
Review: Other than the near completion of the day long run (which I'm calling rubbish on given most of these kids weren't dressed for running and they certainly didn't have enough fluid so more of them should have collapsed) this episode brings us a glimpse at how Nobuaki's game ended leaving one crucial detail to … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 11: There Is No Winning
Review: Seems everyone is asking 'why' in this episode. Not the 'why' the audience wants answered mind you. No one is asking why the King's Game even exists or why the king thinks they are capable of running the entire day (because if that was my order I'd be camping out next to a vending … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 10: Questions and Motivations
Review (some spoilers): Pointing out holes in the logic of King's Game is pointless as well as stupid at this point in time. It is clear the story isn't logical and isn't trying to be. So the absence of parents at the hospital when two separate teenagers have been admitted with every finger on one … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 9: Emotional Tension Despite a Lack of Logic
Review: Slightly longer post this week. One thing King's Game has never been is subtle at nowhere is that clearer than in the theme that has persisted throughout the length of the season. When the game first started, Nobuaki stated point blank that they had to work together and not turn on their friends. This … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 8: Individual Desires vs Collective Survival
Review: I wonder exactly when it was that the audience was supposed to connect with Mizuki and Kenta. I mean, they were in the sports carnival sequence, and Kenta did kind of stand up for Nobuaki when he was being beaten to death by his classmates. However, none of that really makes up for the … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 7: Were These Deaths Supposed To Be Touching?
Review: Okay, so this week King's Game decided that what little sense it was making was to its detriment and so it threw out any desire to ever be taken in anyway seriously. Not that you could take it all that seriously in the first place and it was more the enjoyment of bad horror … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 6: There’s Suspension of Disbelief and Then There is This
Review: As much as I like the concept of this show, there is one glaring issue that we keep coming back to. It isn't that there are too many characters to really care about any of them or that their interactions are decidedly stupid. Anyone who watches a lot of horror will note these things … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 5: Can We Start Over With New Writers?