33 Stunning Shots From Netflix's 'Kingdom' That Prove It's Unlike Any Other Korean Drama

Poetic cinema.

Intense and meticulously crafted in a fashion fit for cinema, it's almost a shame that Kingdom will mostly be watched on our smartphones or laptop screens

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A cross between Train to Busan and Game of Thrones, the Korean zombie thriller has received critical acclaim from both critics and viewers alike, with some calling it a "breath of fresh air" for the zombie genre, since premiering on Netflix on 25 January. 

Amongst the sea of praise for the six-episode epic, many were particularly impressed by its A+ cinematography and gorgeous scenery

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Feast your eyes on some of the most cinematic shots from Kingdom we couldn't resist pausing to look a little closer at:

Warning: There may be mild spoilers ahead. 

1. Crown Prince Lee Chang cuts a lonely figure outside his father's private chambers

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2. The queen arrives

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3. The prince takes a minute to brood in near darkness

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4. In a scene from the trailer, villagers unveil a horrific sight

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5. Beautiful on the surface...

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6. ... Terrifying and gruesome underneath

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7. You can almost anticipate the horrors to come in this silhouette shot

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8. It all begins with the king...

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9. A rare moment of calm in the zombie's awakening

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10. Watch how the focus shifts from the shoulder to the tip of the sword

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11. The prince and his bodyguard begin their quest for truth

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12. The duo contemplates braving the rocky, frozen terrain

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13. Lee Chang grows into his role as the people's leader in this majestic pose

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14. The prince tries to escape from sinister forces at his tail

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15. No amount of makeup is gonna fix that, honey

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16. The queen's makeup table is #beautygoals

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17. A sneak peek into the royal dressing room

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18. The queen gets dressed for an audience with the royal court

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19. A clandestine meeting by the pond

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20. "Infected" bodies are dragged out for further examination

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21. A closer look at the zombies of Jiyulheon

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22. When the sun sets...

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22. ... the horrors of the night comes to life

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23. This zoom-in through the crack is one of the most jaw-dropping shots in the show

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24. An undead wearing a mask shows his true face

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25. The mysterious Yeong-sin visits the ghosts of his past

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26. Survivors from far and wide try to seek refuge from the spreading epidemic

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27. A ship makes its escape

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28. A preemptive measure to curb the zombie apocalypse

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29. A ship is mysteriously stranded by the shore

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30. Men and women hold their weapons high...

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31. ... As they brace themselves for yet another zombie attack

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32. Ready, steady...

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33. ... GO!

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BONUS: A super kan cheong scene, shot in the perspective of a prisoner who finds himself locked onto a fellow prisoner who's turned into a zombie

Kingdom is now streaming on Netflix

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