My seven year old and I watch a lot of TV, and one of the shows we’ve recently begun watching is Disney XD’s Pair of Kings (Mondays at 8:30 EST). If you’ve never seen the show, then now is the time to start. The third season begins Monday, June 18, and Geno Segers promises me that it’s going to “rock.”
Segers plays Mason Makoola, the royal advisor and guard to the twin kings, Brady Michel Musso) and Boomer (Doc Shaw). His daughter is Mikayla Makoola (Kelsey Chow), and they live on the mystical and uncharted island of Kinkow. In the third season of the show, Brady has left the island, and Boomer discovers he has another brother, Boz (Adam Hicks).
“Boz was the kind of guy that thought he was alone in the world, then he finds out that he has a brother,” Seger said. “So, he’s getting used to the idea of having a brother. Boomer knew what it takes to be a brother, and he’s having to teach Boz the Bromandments.”
I asked if Brady’s departure would mean that Boomer is the rightful heir to the Kinkow throne, but Segers told me, “I’m not going to share that right now. It’s a very interesting story. It’s something you really have to tune in to on the 18th to really find out…it’s very interesting and it’s borderline soap opera-esque.”
Pair of Kings is geared toward teenagers, but often, younger children, like my daughter, watch the show. Segers explained that the brothers and other citizens of Kinkow are constantly learning universal lessons that apply to all kids. It doesn’t matter if they’re in Los Angeles, Chicago, Asheville, or this mystical island; all kids are faced with the same basic obstacles of life: making good choices, being responsible for their own actions, and learning to tell the truth.
Segers is comfortable working with kids and talking about making good choices. He was once a high school algebra and physics teacher, and his foundation, Hold it On the Road, works with third and fourth graders to teach them how to make decisions today that will help them tomorrow. Segers said it’s important for children (and all people) to have a “Plan A.”
“Have something you do while you work on your hobby – which is your dream,” he explained. Anyone can have a dream, but if they don’t do something to support themselves while they work toward that dream, they’re just asleep.
A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Segers misses the barbeque, the smell of freshly cut grass, and NC’s four seasons. “I miss those seasons,” he said, “because I can smell fall coming into a football season.” For Segers, LA is just a different atmosphere, and you can’t understand the differences from North Carolina until “you get out of it.”
“You can be in LA, drive two hours, and because of traffic, still be in LA . . . people think rush hour traffic is bad in North Carolina. They don’t know anything about rush hour traffic. I miss the freedom of actually going ten miles in ten minutes.”
While he may miss the easy-going pace of North Carolina, he does enjoy his time on Pair of Kings where he says the cast is like a family. “We genuinely enjoy each other’s company.” He explained that this type of community only comes around once in a career, and he’s really happy to be a part of Pair of Kings.
Catch Segers and the rest of the cast in the season 3 premier of Pair of Kings on Disney XD (Monday, June 18). He says, “You’ve gotta stay tuned to what’s going to happen in the third season because it’s gonna rock.”
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