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The Kingdom of MMA

The Netflix series called Kingdom has been on the charts ever since the series was released this past July. More than 95% of viewers have enjoyed watching it and will watch a new season when it airs. This DirectTV Original series is based on mixed martial arts (MMA), where Alvey Kulina, the main character, used to be a professional fighter. In the show, Alvey owns his own gym in Venice, California. Overall, I really recommend this show, and everyone should watch it, regardless of their interest in MMA

Kingdom consists of three seasons, which first aired in 2014. The third season premiered in 2017 and ever since then, fans have been questioning if there will be a return for a fourth season. Sadly, the producer for Kingdom informed us that this will be the final season of the show.

Something that is very promising is that the third season ended with a cliffhanger. That left fans hungry for another season, because there was a huge change on the final episode. Fans have heard rumors about a fourth season but nobody is certain about the return.

Personally, I feel like this show has not gotten enough recognition. Usually when I watch a show, I get referred to it by a friend, or maybe I see a really good review. However, before I watched Kingdom, I never saw any social media advertisements or anything that markets this show to MMA fans, who will be most interested in watching it. One of the main reasons I started watching this show was because of its focus on MMA.

Even though Kingdom is solely based on MMA, it is not the only thing that you will see while watching. Like every other show, there is a deep background story that makes us understand what is happening. The storyline for this show is absolutely amazing, because it isn’t repetitive, like any other show.

Frank Grillo plays Alvey and he does a great job. I would not pick anyone other than Frank to play this role, even if I had the chance to. He is a great actor, which is one of the main reasons he brings this show to life. 

Jonathan Tucker stars as Jay Kulina, Alvey’s son, and one of his best fighters. Jonathan is as much of a main character as Alvey because of his involvement in the main events of the show. 

Nick Jonas plays Nate Kulina, who is also Alvey’s son, and another one of his best fighters. Nate is involved in numerous tragic events that have caused him to be injured and not able to fight, but that’s not all this show is about.

Therefore, I highly recommend Kingdom to anyone who is interested in American drama. It consists of a lot of action, and personally I enjoy shows with drama and action. Hopefully one day they can get the show up and running again and come out with a brand new season so everyone can enjoy it!

About the Contributor
Davit Arakelian
Davit Arakelian, Staff Writer
Davit is a junior at Glendale High School. He is a member of the Construction Academy, and his interests include playing video games, watching Netflix, and playing sports.
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