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My Kingdom for A Butterfly?

February 23, 2009

NBC Kings

Last November, NBC ran ads for Kings, its latest attempt to reclaim viewers from CBS. Soon after, on-line forums where filled with questions—What were those commercials? Were they about President Obama? Why was the president’s limo covered in butterfly flags?

By now, the confusion has been somewhat ironed out. NBC has revealed more of the plot for Kings, their latest attempt to reclaim the viewers they’ve lost to CBS. Based on the biblical David and Goliath tale, Kings is the story of a soldier named David Shepard who defeats Goliath, an army tank in this case. In the process, he happens to rescue the son of the King of Gilboa. The rest of the series focuses on David’s rise to fame and power among Gilboa’s people.