The BEST Episodes of The Kingdom

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2019

Network: DR1

The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in science – a phantom ambulance pulls in every night, but disappears; voices echo in the elevator shaft; and a pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural.

Gargantua

#1 - Gargantua

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 15, 1997

Monstrous mysteries emerge in the second season of Lars Von Trier's scary show. Dr. Helmer is back from Haiti with his zombie-fying serum, Mrs. Drusse has a new spiritual mystery to solve, and Judith has just given birth to a deformed baby with a fully formed adult head and a rapidly growing body! After the first season's success, von Trier took a more playful approach to this season, imbuing it with more absurdist humor than the previous season. But scary sights still abound, including horror icon Udo Kier's disturbing portrayal of the grotesque ghost-baby.

star 8.54
13 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel
Birds of Passage

#2 - Birds of Passage

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 8, 1997

Monstrous mysteries emerge in the second season of Lars Von Trier's scary show. Dr. Helmer is back from Haiti with his zombie-fying serum, Mrs. Drusse has a new spiritual mystery to solve, and Judith has just given birth to a deformed baby with a fully formed adult head and a rapidly growing body! After the first season's success, von Trier took a more playful approach to this season, imbuing it with more absurdist humor than the previous season. But scary sights still abound, including horror icon Udo Kier's disturbing portrayal of the grotesque ghost-baby.

star 8.53
15 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel
The Unheavenly Host

#3 - The Unheavenly Host

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 24, 1994

Mrs Drusse, a hypochondriac psychic gets herself admitted to the Kingdom because she believes the hospital is haunted. Meanwhile, Dr Helmer, a Dane-hating Swede under investigation for malpractice joins the hospital's secret brethren.

star 8.02
121 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel, Tómas Gislason
The Living Dead

#4 - The Living Dead

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 15, 1994

Helmer goes to Haiti which angers his gun-wielding girlfriend, Judith may be pregnant with a ghost, Mrs Drusse reburies Mary's remains but her troubles are only just beginning, and Operation Morning Breeze turns into a farcical disaster.

star 7.63
48 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel, Tómas Gislason
A Foreign Body

#5 - A Foreign Body

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 1994

Dr Helmer decides to steal the incriminating report but unbeknownst to him, Krogshøj has the same plan, Bondo wants to transplant the cancerous liver into himself, and Mrs Drusse finds out Mary didn't die of TB as reported.

star 7.56
50 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel, Tómas Gislason
Death on the Operating Table

#6 - Death on the Operating Table

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 1, 1997

Helmer returns from Haiti with the zombie poison but has trouble administering it. Mrs Drusse is back in the Kingdom after being struck by a van. Judith has to learn to love her deformed son who is the reincarnation of Age Krüger.

star 7.47
43 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel
Pandemonium

#7 - Pandemonium

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 22, 1997

Helmer, blackmailed into marriage by Rigmor, kidnaps Mona, Krogshøj considers eugenics, Drusse discovers a satanic sect beneath the hospital, Judith won't let her son die, Bondo finds his half-brother, and Christian races blind.

star 7.39
41 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel
Thy Kingdom Come

#8 - Thy Kingdom Come

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 1, 1994

Mrs Drusse continues her investigation, Krogshøj steals the severed head from Mogge and uses it to blackmail him, while Bondo is at his wits' end when a patient's relative refuses to hand over his liver infected with a rare cancer.

star 7.30
80 votes
Writers: Lars Von Trier, Niels Vørsel, Tómas Gislason