Ragnar is my favourite character of all time. Travis Fimmel is so good as Ragnar. The story is really about Ragnar and his family. He is a simple Viking and a farmer. He want's to raid new lands with his brother Rollo and other Vikings. This is how the story starts out. You see him and how he's a family man. His wife Legetha and son Bjorn are great characters as well. Floki is a funny character who I loved in this season. The acting is incredibly good by every actor. The writing is good. This is a must watch! 10/10
Vikings is a mini-series about a band of professional pillagers with a disregard for human life and a relentless focus on gratifying material desires. So it is somewhat surprising that it is also a refreshing study in restraint.
It’s flawed, with the kinds of cheesy trappings and historical freedoms that turn off some viewers.... But the series is nonetheless transporting in its way, largely because it doesn’t try too hard to soften or civilize the characters.
It is a good show, well done and with a good narrative.
However, since historical figures like Ragnar Lothbrok, Rolle, king Ecbert, king Aelle and many more appear together with historical locations, why then change a few historical facts.
The raid on Lindisfarne for instance, happened in 793 and the siege of Paris was in 845. It is highly unlikely that Ragnar Lothbrok was present at both events.
Rollo was born in 846, so he could not have taken part in any of these two raids. And he could for obvious reasons not have been the brother of Ragnar.
Kattegat is not a town in Norway, but the strait between Denmark and Sweden.
Hedeby was a settlement in the south of Denmark in modern days German state of Slesvig-Holsten.
Ragnar and Rollo were not from Norway, but from Denmark. Ragnar was a Danish king or chieftain, and Rollo was from the Danish island of Zealand.
In fact there were no kingdoms in Norway until the end of the 9th century. And very little earldoms if any at all.
Most of the Vikings at this early state of the Viking age lived in Denmark and Sweden.
So why place the Viking settlements of this show in Norway, and have Ragnar and others talk about being kings of Norway?
When they've got so many persons, locations and events right, why then these annoying inaccuracies. It would have been equally inaccurate, had they placed king Ecbert in Ireland or the Moors in Italy.
this is a historical show we need to establish that point because a historical show shouldn't be effected or driven by nowadays political views which is what happened here, the show in its first seasons were doing extremely great but you can see further own that the show writers strayed away from telling a historical story to telling a political point of view which really really damaged the show quality, if it was only the first two or three seasons this show would've been a great show but the following seasons really dragged the show to the bottom.
My sons and I have not missed an episode and it is the highlight of our week. We looked at each other last week and said "is it just me or is this season disappointing". Compared to previous seasons this one is very slow. In tonights episode I just kept waiting for something to happen, but it was music, sailing and just felt like a lot of nothing. Perhaps this will be the last season, not much left but Paris so they are dragging it out. Whatever the case I'm looking forward to some action in the upcoming episodes and hope more shows come out like it.
Does anyone else feel let down this season?