Kings was a one season biblical based series starring Ian McShane (of Deadwood fame) on NBC in 2009. I read this appraisal on Slate and decided to seek it out. I must admit that I was mainly drawn to the story because of McShane, but what drew me into the story was all the political maneuvering and subtle references to contemporary world affairs (profit-based wars anyone?). This is one of the reason I was also drawn into HBO’s Game of Thrones as well. I guess I was also trying to piece together the biblical references in the story as well. I guess I am also drawn to what is presented as a sort of alternative history if religion and the state were united in a monarchy in the modern western world. I would have liked to see where they would have taken the story in a second season, but alas it never found an audience.