The Last Duel

The premise of this film seems simple, trial by combat, so I’m intrigued to know how they will flesh out the story and if there will be any other historical battle events. By the trailer it looks like we will get at least one engagement, but of course I hope they really draw us into the tumultuous environment of 14th century France. Taking place during the reign of Charles VI, the Hundred Years’ War, and thirty five years after the Bubonic plague this time period is filled with massive dramas of the human experience. Bring on the historical fiction Ripley Scott!!!


Kingdom: Ashin of the North

So if you haven’t already watched the first two seasons of this mix genre Korean show I highly recommend you dive in before watching this special edition prequel. I’m really hoping this means they are planning on producing the third season of this show soon. I’m not going to provide any spoilers, but I really enjoy when a historical fiction makes me pause so that I can look up certain historical references. In this film it had me ponder the ethnic groups and medieval relationship between people in north Korea and the old Manchuria region of China. Definitely an important crossroads that have implications to current geopolitics.