Vikings

Vikings

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Originally produced by the History channel and exclusively aired on Amazon. Vikings is the epic saga of Ragnar Lothbrok, his family, and his violent ascent into Norse Legend.

The image of a Viking is something that captivates every child's mind in primary school. The story of the battle hard Norsemen has been taught in history classes across Europe. I can remember being lucky enough to go on a school field trip to Jorvik Viking Centre in York and being totally captivated by these terrifying raiders that wreaked havoc across northern Europe.

Vikings came onto our screens around the same time that Game of Thrones was taking the world by storm and whilst being a fan of Thrones, what I loved about Vikings is its reference to historical fact. The costumes and sets are amazing and totally convincing, mix this with a strong cast and Vikings is a great series to watch. Season one does start off quite slow, but given the complexities of the characters, you very quickly understand why the writer took this approach.  Viewers are provided with an intimate connection with Ragnar, his wife Lagertha, his brother Rollo and close friend/master boat builder Floki, as we follow them rise into Legend.  The pace builds quickly once Ragnar realises his ambitions and we are treated to spectacular battles in different countries that are suitably bloody leaving little to the imagination.

Vikings currently has five seasons for you to binge on with each episode lasting on average 45 minutes, it is very easy to sit and watch four or five episodes one after the other especially once the story gathers pace. Season six is now in production and a release date is yet to come, but one thing is for sure.  This tale of deceit, envy, love and power will keep viewers hooked for a long time to come – just Brilliant.

Good

  • Excellent Cast
  • Great Script
  • Spectacular Battles

Bad

  • Some Historic Inconsistencies
  • A Little Slow to Start
9.3

Amazing

2 Comments

  1. Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history’s bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors…VIKINGS. Ragnar, a would-be Viking …

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    • I thought the last season tailed off compared to the earlier seasons, which were brilliant. Hoping the rumors about Lagertha aren’t true. We will have to wait til Nov. 28th to find out ;-(

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