Vikings : Season 3

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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 265 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) leads his people to Wessex to learn if the promises of King Ecbert (Linus Roache) are true.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 18, 2015
    91
    All involved are dedicated to the cause of making Vikings one of television’s most striking series. It’s also emerged as one of the best, evolving from a guilty pleasure at first to a first-rate tale of substance and even subtlety mixed with the cold steel of primal warfare.
  2. Reviewed by: Zach Hollwedel
    Feb 20, 2015
    85
    Hirst transports us to a fascinating and brutal world, combining fact with fast-paced fiction into a show, the likes of which come around all too infrequently. As Ragnar does, so too does Season Three of Vikings expand its worldview beyond the inlet at Kattegat and into Medieval Europe, promising battles, glory, and adventures not to be missed.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Feb 19, 2015
    83
    Michael Hirst's saga of pillaging and migration remains everything it has been almost from its premiere.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 18, 2015
    80
    While this is essentially the popcorn version of a quality serialized drama--with more overt appeal to men than most--Vikings--is the sort of nifty endeavor that can give the idea of shamelessly marauding in search of loot a good name.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Feb 19, 2015
    80
    Here is a series for an American audience that grants us the intelligence to be able to read subtitles, which are deployed to help convey the tart flavor of the various tongues spoken in the show. Combine this with the show’s frequently lovely visuals, and Vikings remains the kind of burly soap opera that appeals to an ever-wider audience.
  6. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Feb 18, 2015
    80
    This is a show that knows exactly what viewers expect of it, and over the course of its three seasons, the saga of reticent raider Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) has shown increasing assuredness and has unpretentiously and reliably supplied exciting and bloody adventures.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Feb 18, 2015
    70
    Vikings has benefited all along from the accomplished, subdued performances of a number of its cast, including Mr. Byrne, Mr. Roache, Clive Standen as Ragnar’s warlike brother and both Nathan O’Toole and Alexander Ludwig, who play Ragnar’s son Bjorn at different ages. But the heart of the show remains Mr. Fimmel’s smirking, withdrawn, not quite good but certainly distinctive performance as Ragnar.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    10
    The best show on TV!

    Honestly, it's brilliant. LOVE the characters, the progression, the plots, the acting, the scenery. It's the best show
    The best show on TV!

    Honestly, it's brilliant. LOVE the characters, the progression, the plots, the acting, the scenery. It's the best show out there.
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  2. Feb 26, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The first and second seasons were exceptional and the third is better in every way. The show has really matured and by now we know enough about the characters to start forming emotional bonds. So expect too have those bonds broken as we expect to see some really intense GOT style scenes that are sure to leave you on the edge of your seats. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    The 10 of 10 epic .After Vikings,The Game of Thrones looks like a not serious popcorn television show.One of the best history serial of allThe 10 of 10 epic .After Vikings,The Game of Thrones looks like a not serious popcorn television show.One of the best history serial of all times.Don't miss. Expand
  4. Jul 15, 2015
    9
    The acting is very solid with performances that leave a lasting impression. Travis Fimmel is Tony Soprano and his quirky "fixer" is GustafThe acting is very solid with performances that leave a lasting impression. Travis Fimmel is Tony Soprano and his quirky "fixer" is Gustaf Skarsgård. Both provide fresh takes on ancient life when the Vikings meet the rest of Europe. "King Ecbert" also leaves an indelible character and is the England's Kingpin. The finest performance that will make you wonder how a woman handles all the stresses of the harsh life in battle and in the Northern hood is brought to you by Katheryn Winnick. Just watch her and you'll know right away what you've been missing for so long with a character that has major life challenges! The clashes of religion, sex, warfare, and even the role of women in battle, running the farm or taking care of family is very well done. The writing is very taut and the upcoming battles never take 3 or 4 episodes before they happen. Each episode delivers. Speaking of the battles, Vikings creates scenes that remind me of Game of Thrones, Gladiator, and Lord of the Rings. Very well thought out and more importantly they are based on historic fact. The whole show is well on the path to being enshrined in Emmys...just wait and see. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2016
    8
    I loved seasons 1-2 but season 3 just didn't seem to appeal to me. It didn't have that rough feeling and sometimes even felt kind of cheesy.I loved seasons 1-2 but season 3 just didn't seem to appeal to me. It didn't have that rough feeling and sometimes even felt kind of cheesy. Alot of unecessary details, and sometimes it was even painful to watch. Expand
  6. May 29, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm a big fan of the series but have to concur with those who feel the show is floundering a little. In season three, two formerly complex characters, Floki and AEthelstan become one-dimensional caricatures. Plots meander, rather than hurtling forward, and aimless side stories eat up huge chunks of time. When they finally get to Paris, the Vikings fight like they forgot to pack their berserker pills, die like beached tamban, and prevail only because Ragnar runs a long con on the French.

    Plusses include new additions Linus Roache and Lothaire Bluteau, though Roache has the better role. And I haven't heard conversational Anglo-Saxon since taking a seminar in Old English poetry with a dozen members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, so that's cool. But I miss the more subtle, balanced view of religion, culture, and power that the series used to have. Oh, and I miss Ragnar's hair, too.
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  7. Jan 18, 2017
    3
    I enjoyed the show up until the sex and porn, I gave the show numerous chances and watched it up until mid season 3. Even though Vikings areI enjoyed the show up until the sex and porn, I gave the show numerous chances and watched it up until mid season 3. Even though Vikings are all about raping and pillaging, I don't wish to watch porn. I am sick of all the sex on TV and its getting way out of hand with all the perverts in Hollywood and in the Networks. I stopped watching the show after the episode tonight. Expand

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