- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Rated:Not Rated
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
1.)Took me a serious minute to get the show on my playlist. But
when I finally decided to watch it I WAS HOOKED!!! Take Sons of
Anarchy mix a little bit of Game of thrones and Real History and
BAM WINNER!!!!! I keep telling my friends they don't know what they
are missing. I'm kind of a history buff and I realized real quick
how this era is MISSING from us. Never knew who King Ragnar was.
But after watching this I started watching documentaries about the
Real Ragnar, Ivor and Bjorn. Amazingly written, Perfection of
Acting. Cinematography is stunning. This will go down as on of My
all time favorite shows. I'm excited to see how far they take it.
EVERY CHARACTER touches you, Whether it's good or bad, that's RARE
with such a huge cast. Be careful if you're new to this. You might
miss work, never leave your house for 2 weeks and miss showers and
have your wife kill you. BUT it's so worth it!!!
2.)This whole series is great historical fiction; violence gets a
little too much, too graphic for me, so I speed through that some -
but the character development and complexity is great - as is
casting. Themes of faith predominate; Do the gods/God watch over
us; do they shape our failures and triumphs? For both Christian and
Viking, these themes play, interwoven with the different practices
of religion and sacrifice; and juxtaposed over the brutalities of
those of both faiths. The series skillfully illustrates men's
similarities by contrasting two apparently different cultures. Sets
are great; costuming is great; best viewing in a long time!!
3.)I don't have anything negative to say about Vikings. It was hard to
see Ragnar take the direction he did, but the show is so well made
I simply accept that a period show has to lose main characters
eventually if they are to span a significant period of history.
Since Vikings does, it is inevitable. I think the History Channel
has done an incredible job, and could take this concept into a
large variety of periods and places/events. I love history, seeing
it as a drama is unique and given the barbarism of the culture
quite exciting. This has been my favorite show every season, and I
hope that it continues and spawns others of its kind.