TV Club: Ryan finally makes amends on a riveting Kingdom

I’ll admit that I was beginning to worry that Kingdom’s second season was suffering from the dread sophomore slump. I can’t quite put my finger on what’s been underwhelming me, though; I’m not even sure that “underwhelming” is the right word. It’s more than just the writers letting Keith linger, despite the fact that he’s not even providing much comic relief. (I seriously just don’t get it.) The first season had a greater sense of urgency and higher stakes than year two has displayed so far. Maybe I’ve become too focused on the “underdog” aspect of the stories, but no one has seemed quite…hungry enough this time around. Well, aside from Alicia, who’s living out of her car and needs a fight even more than Ryan or Jay, it seems. I guess I just don’t want anyone resting …

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