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  • Trane 25 Mar 2013 11:43:08 4,049 posts
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    Vikings

    Has anyone been following this? It's a new drama from the History Channel. I've only caught the first episode so far, seems promising though.
  • glaeken 25 Mar 2013 11:45:20 10,977 posts
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    I don't see how you can go too far wrong when you have a character called Ragnar Lothbrok

    Is it being shown in the UK yet?

    Edited by glaeken at 11:46:11 25-03-2013
  • Trane 25 Mar 2013 11:52:08 4,049 posts
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    I'm not sure to be honest. Apparently a lot of the filming, and part of the funding was Ireland based, maybe it'll be picked up by a UK broadcatser at some point.
  • Trane 27 May 2013 22:58:51 4,049 posts
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    So, this is actually pretty damn good. I've watched the first 7 episodes so far, just two left of the first season.
  • Poorandugly 27 May 2013 23:15:15 552 posts
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    It was good up until the 7th episode, 8 and 9 has been a real dip in quality unfortunately.
  • Beetroot_Bertie 27 May 2013 23:15:47 277 posts
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    I think it's exclusively for Lovefilm in the UK. It popped up on instant a few days ago.

    I've watched this season (9 episodes) over the weekend and found it pretty good so far. It's not really got it's hooks in me like Game of Thrones and I've not found it as compelling but it's been interesting enough for me to watch them all. I'm hoping things will get more interesting in season 2. It looks like there's going be some changes based on how it ended
  • Trane 30 May 2013 08:53:58 4,049 posts
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    Well it did build nicely up until episode 7, and then seemed to quieten down somewhat. Still really enjoyed it, the lore seemed to be a central focus of the producers. Certainly more 'Rome' than 'Spartacus' which is fine by me.

    Edited by Trane at 08:54:10 30-05-2013
  • Leolian 30 May 2013 15:21:31 1,050 posts
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    Just finished first season of this. I only wish it was 18 rated as some of the violence is a bit tame and doesn't really fit the resst of the show. I guess I've been spoilt by spartacus and Game of Thrones. Other that that, it was enjoyable.
  • sirtacos 30 May 2013 15:29:42 7,205 posts
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    Rome was excellent. A Viking version of that show would be stupendous. This doesn't look it at all, though.

    HBO should get on that.

    Edited by sirtacos at 15:32:02 30-05-2013
  • Trane 30 May 2013 15:42:00 4,049 posts
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    The excellence of Rome was down to politicking, posturing, plotting, backstabbing as much as anything else. Viking culture just doesn't lend itself to that so well I would say. They're basically just fishermen and hunters who go raiding.

    I still really enjoyed this, and it was only the first season.
  • sirtacos 30 May 2013 15:44:04 7,205 posts
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    You're right. And in any case, Game of Thrones has the intrigue down pat.
    I guess ideally it should be more of a Viking Deadwood.

    I'll give it a watch. Just as long as the writing is a notch above Spartacus...

    Edited by sirtacos at 15:49:30 30-05-2013
  • disusedgenius 30 May 2013 15:47:32 5,142 posts
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    Depends what you mean by Viking culture, really. Their Kings were just as bickery as anyone elses - it's just that our view on their culture is more centred around the raids and invaders.
  • TheSaint 30 May 2013 15:57:55 13,629 posts
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    How can you have Vikings without swearing, gore and tits?
  • Trane 30 May 2013 15:59:11 4,049 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    Depends what you mean by Viking culture, really. Their Kings were just as bickery as anyone elses - it's just that our view on their culture is more centred around the raids and invaders.
    True, and this show has had its share of rivalry and plotting amongst the 'leaders' tbf, just not to the same level as Rome.
  • Architect_z 4 Jun 2013 13:17:19 2,302 posts
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    I watched the first 2/3 episodes, unfortunatley I wasnt immediatley gripped. I've not given up on it, but some new series' have come on that need watching before i get back to this one, me thinks.
    ^_^
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