BLACK KNIGHT: SEASON ONE
Starring: Kim Woo-bin, Song Seung-heon, Kang You-Seok, and Esom
Creator: Ui Seok Cho
Despite a decent amount of world-building, some slick set design, and being sold as “Snowpiercer meets Fury Road,” Netflix’s latest Korean import, Black Knight, is way too bland to be enjoyable. This is mostly due to the story, which moves too slowly to maintain interest over six episodes, especially when the characters aren’t all that compelling or charismatic to begin with. The tone also is inconsistent, randomly jumping from post-apocalyptic seriousness to light comedy, and these shifts become even more apparent when they are emphasized by a change in the score. In the end, while it has some nice aspects, it just misses the mark.