The Letter For The King is a brand new Netflix original miniseries. It premiered in March 2020, it consists of six parts, and each part lasts for approximately 45 minutes. Is it worth watching?
I had little clue about the story of The Letter For The King before I got started a few days ago. But, I quickly enjoyed the company of Tiuri, and thus, I decided to watch all six episodes within a few days.
Tiuri is the main hero, but he doesn’t feel like the typical hero. He might remind us all of Frodo in the Lord of the Rings, after all, he isn’t a super fighter, nor a knight, nor anything. But, what might be despised by others, is packed with possibilities and opportunities.
The Letter For The King is like…
After watching the first episode of The Letter For The King, I felt like I did after watching The Lord of the Rings and the first episodes of Game of Thrones. Of course, this is a cheaper production and even though I compare it with Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings, I would still only call this a “light version” of those popular movies and series.
There are quite a lot of details to receive and understand in the first episode, but once you get a hold on the three kingdoms of Unauwen, Dagonaut, and Eviellan, and who belongs to who, then you have understood the most important lesson, and be ready to watch, understand, and to enjoy the show.
The Letter For The King is…
The Letter For The King is teaching us lessons of companionship and of courage. It is a perfect series for teenagers who want to get a taste of a TV show with knights, fights, riders, magic, companionship, medieval atmosphere and some romance.
Luckily, it isn’t packed with supernatural magic, and that is something I am happy about. It isn’t too brutal, and it isn’t too scary either. In other words, Netflix has done a good job creating a series that is teenager friendly. It isn’t a coincidence that the series was on the top lists of content on Netflix in most countries of the world after its release in March.
Is The Letter For The King worth watching?
I am quite enthusiastic about the show, and I had a great time watching all six episodes. It was exciting, and I had a constant eagerness to watch the remaining episodes to find out how it would end.
At the same time, I had a fear that the story wouldn’t actually come to an end. I really hoped that the show would end, and that there would be closure as the sixth episode came to an end. But, after five episodes, I had a great fear that it wouldn’t happen. I felt like the story was simply too far away from an end and a solution.
But, the final episode arrived, and I got closure! However, the final episode was somehow the most disappointing episodes. I have a hard time explaining why, but things happened to quickly, and the “final battle” was just boring. So, I felt disappointed by the final episode, but I don’t regret watching.
Will there be a The Letter For The King season 2?
I don’t think so. But, most characters survived, some good, and some not so good, meaning that there would for sure be possibilities for creating a second season of this show, if the creators would want to do so. The story was based on the book De brief voor de Koning which was written by Tonke Dragt. It is worth knowing that the book has a sequel named Geheimen van het Wilde Woud. This was released in 1965, and it was chosen to be the best pick for youths in the Netherlands in the latter half of the 20th century.
So, considering that the sequel was such a big success, it might be that we will actually be served a second season of this series. I hope so, and when it comes (if it comes), I will be among the first to stream it!
Where can I watch The Letter For The King online?
You can stream this series online on Netflix. This is a Netflix original series, which means that you can only stream it on Netflix. You cannot find it on Hulu, nor on Amazon Prime, nor on HBO GO/HBO Now, nor on any other streaming service.
You do not need to change your Netflix country, because this can be found on Netflix in all countries of the world. If you visit Netflix.com in Germany, you will find The Letter For The King on German Netflix. If you visit Netflix.com in Brazil, you will find the show on Brazilian Netflix. I could make the list go on forever, but I guess you have understood it!
How did you like The Letter For The King?
I have shared my thoughts on The Letter For The King right now. Have you seen it? How did you like it? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!