“Riese: Kingdom Falling” is a story about a young adult princes, named Riese, whose family has been violently dethroned from their reign. Riese is the only living member of her family. She and her sidekick, a lone wolf, spend every day of their lives staying alive while trying not to be found by the current, and illegal, reign of the throne.
I love this show. The production is clearly equal to that of a television production. In fact, the company that produces this show is working hard to get a large enough web interest to ensure an eventual television broadcast, which they are likely to get. This show is incredibly original from the half machine like man to the world they all live in which feels both medieval and other worldly. In fact, I think of it as a cross between Xena and Lord of the Rings. Riese, herself, is stronger than your average woman, capable of fighting off a whole band of men, with the help of her wolf of course. And I can’t quite figure out the world that this story takes place in but I’ve decided that it’s another planet somewhere in the Universe, like Middle Earth.
There are a total of 10 episodes, each of which is 10 minutes long making the entire production equal to that of a film. If you live in the US, you can watch all 10 episodes all at once. Those of us here in Canada, however, need to wait as they release each episode one week at a time on the Space channel’s website.
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There will be no squashing pumpkins here. Riese: Kingdom Falling gets a fully intact pumpkin. If you have only time to watch one show today, you should give this one a try.