Vikings

Vikings

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2013?
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Introducing the extraordinarily complex and violent world of the Norsemen, HISTORY's first scripted series races the gripping sagas of historical hero Ragnar Lothbrok. As claimed direct descendent of Odin, god of war and warriors, Lothbrok's mystical nature and devotion to the gods feeds his stealthy maneuvers and determination to become King of the Vikings.
Publisher: [Ireland] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2013?]
Edition: Three disc collectors edition
Branch Call Number: DVD TV VIK
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (412 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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lukasevansherman
Jun 20, 2017

I imagine the pitch for this show was "It's 'Game of Thrones' meets 'Sons of Anarchy'! But, you know, kind of historical." Lusty, blood and thunder story of Viking raiders. If you've seen GOT, you'll notice a lot of similarities. Hell, there are even ravens. Maybe the one novelty is its focus on their religious practices. It looks good, even if too many scenes are low-lit, and the acting is solid, even if all the guys kinda look the same. Gabriel Bryne is the only name actor. If you're going to watch one show about Vikings though, I'd definitely make it "Vikings."

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Blackmere
Jun 09, 2017

Addictive series, visually appealing (locations/sets and cast), heroic and interesting/complex characters, gender-equal society. The charm of these Vikings is that in spite of their lust for bloody battles and conquest, their everyday manner is ridiculously soft-spoken -- "ridiculous" because they are soft-spoken all the time, all of them. This is a nice break from the usual barbarian swordfight shows with the men incessantly spit-screaming. Extra points for the absence of shrieking whimpering victim/sex-object females.
Nit-picks: (1) slow-paced/dragged-out at times; (2) redundancy in the acting - all the men seem to do this wannabe-menacing head-tilt thing. It doesn't come off as a cultural mannerism; more like everyone trying to copy Ragnar.

SCL_Tricia Apr 12, 2017

Is it historically accurate - no. Do I care - no. I took a few episodes to warm to the characters but I have just finished season 4 and am eagerly awaiting the 5th season. If you like Game of Thrones this could be of interest. A fine world of character building, intrigue, politics and religion. A sophisticated night time soap opera.

daniellevk_0 Feb 09, 2017

I love this television show. The actors do a good job and I love that there is action in the show. It focuses on the Vikings raids in England and France.and is similar to Game of Thrones.

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Jayroc
Apr 02, 2016

One of my favorite tv series ever. NOT for kids though.

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DEANNAB91
Feb 05, 2016

This is a really good series. One of the better fictional historical dramatic action-packed shows out. The battle scenes are amazing and I love Lagatha and Ragnar. I prefer this season to the second.

Quimeras Jul 16, 2015

There is a rough bunch of characters in this series and while I don’t care much for their fate, the story is engaging.

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Blabbermouth
Jun 23, 2015

A good series. It's bloody & violent. It appears to be well researched. I'm looking forward to season 2.

7duffy May 05, 2015

Decent series that starts out slow, but after some character development, it picks up. Provided enough interest for me to watch season 2. However, if season 2 is more of the same thing, I'll probably stop there.

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msrorex
Apr 28, 2015

Is there nudity?

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Mar 02, 2014

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