Telemad

Men and the monsters inside

Zombies are the star of South Korean period drama Kingdom, while Thai mystery drama In Family We Trust explores greed and wickedness

Kim Sung-kyu in South Korean series Kingdom, where a mysterious plague breaks out among impoverished villagers.
Kim Sung-kyu in South Korean series Kingdom, where a mysterious plague breaks out among impoverished villagers.PHOTO: NETFLIX
Watch mystery and melodrama unfold in Thai drama In Family We Trust, where there is a murder in an illustrious family.
Watch mystery and melodrama unfold in Thai drama In Family We Trust, where there is a murder in an illustrious family.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

South Korean series Kingdom is a lavish zombie period drama set in the Joseon Dynasty. Sound familiar?

That is probably because this Netflix original comes less than three months after Rampant (2018), a South Korean blockbuster film about, well, zombies in the Joseon Dynasty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'Men and the monsters inside'. Subscribe