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Vikings 3 Seasons 2013

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Introducing the extraordinarily complex and violent world of the Norsemen, The History Channel'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.

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Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

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Season 1
1. Rites of Passage

Farmer, family man and rebel Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to sail west to discover new lands and riches despite an intimidating warning from his villages tyrannical leader, Lord Haraldson, who makes it clear in no uncertain terms that doing so could result in severe consequences.

Subtitles AGES-18-AND-OVER 1 January 2013 46 minutes
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2. Wrath of the Northmen

Ragnar and his men decide to sail west behind Lord Haraldson's back. Unbeknownst to them, one of Haraldson's spies sees them depart on their journey, which sets in motion a plan for Haraldson to make them pay for their disobedience if they return alive.

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3. Dispossessed

Ragnar and his men look for and discover many riches on the Northeast coast of England, while causing tremendous bloodshed in the process. When the men return home, an incensed Lord Haraldson lays down a harsh punishment for their defiance.

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4. Trial

The Vikings head back to England to seek new treasures, and in the midst of the terror they bring, Ragnar and Lagertha discover that there are consequences for every action and Earl Haraldson is always watching.

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5. Raid

Haraldson's men show up at Ragnar's home and terrorize his family, which sets up a battle to the death when Ragnar returns.

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6. Burial of the Dead

A battered Ragnar vows revenge on Earl Haraldson and challenges him to a one-on-one duel which will dictate the town's future as well as who will be the next Earl.

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7. A King's Ransom

The Vikings take on the Saxons in a blood splattering battle that causes the Saxons' king to declare eternal war and retribution on Ragnar.

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8. Sacrifice

After the death of his unborn son, Ragnar goes to Uppsala to thank the gods and reflect on his present and future. Athestan learns he's going to be sacrificed to the gods.

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9. All Change

Ragnar is pitted against Rollo over a land dispute he's trying to settle on behalf of King Horik.A deadly fever hits Kattegat putting Ragnar's wife and daughter's lives in grave danger.

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There are more ambitious dramas on television right now, but few that deliver as consistently on what is promised than "Vikings" . The series was created by Michael Hirst, who has plenty of experience with period intrigue (the "Elizabeth" films, Showtime's "The Tudors"), and the pilot directed by "Breaking Bad" veteran Johan Renck. With a little help from computer effects and a lot from their production people and the green hills of Ireland, they create a vision of the culture that may not be 100 percent historically accurate, but which also doesn't feel completely ludicrous for the sake of drama.

Though we open with Ragnar as one of the few survivors of a fearsome battle involving swords, spears and axes -- one that's not quite as graphic as, say, Starz's "Spartacus," but also one that doesn't hide from the blood -- the series is willing to take its time to introduce us to Ragnar's family, his community, and the conflicts before the action really gets heated. We meet his wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a fierce shield-maiden in her own right, and their son Bjorn (Nathan O'Toole), who's on the verge of becoming a man -- with all the power and responsibilities that involves. And we see the subtle battle between Ragnar and the local Earl (Gabriel Byrne), who believes there are no lands to the west and no way to get there -- even though Ragnar has discovered the Viking equivalent of GPS, and can properly chart a voyage through unfamiliar waters.
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I thought that Vikings would have been mainly focused on endless invasions/battles against England, bloodthirsty raids and so on. Instead I was delighted to discover a gripping tale about the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok (who, by the way, reminded me so much of Jax Teller!) determined to pursue his vision: explore (well, attack) the west lands. Challenged by his local ruler, Earl Haraldson, a man with no initiative and quite content to continue raiding the usual east lands, Ragnar has to deal with a number of exciting events. We follow him as a warrior, as a leader, as a husband and father, as a brother and meanwhile discover traditions of the Viking age.
Like all historical drama, it might not be 100% accurate (Michael Hirst also wrote the Tudors, which was criticized in terms of historical accuracy), but the show well reflects the Norse legendary sagas and is definitely a high quality product. Enjoy!
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No more Kirk Douglas jolly Norsemen here, its down and dirty with these guys! At last an excellent portrayal of how Viking raiders should look and act according to historical accounts. Fabulous costumes, gripping storyline with heroes and villains, betrayal and mistrust, thrown into atmospheric sets with myths and legends throughout.
If you enjoy accurate history portrayed in historical film or TV with an exceptional script, then look no further.
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Held off watching it for a long time as I wasn't 100% sure I would like it. However, once I started, I couldn't stop. Watched series 1 and 2 within three days. I would have done it in two but work got in the way. I absolutely love it!! I love Game of Thrones but sometimes feel it's a bit excessive at some points like killing babies etc yet the story and characters bring you back for more. Vikings is like that. You have the awesome story and compelling characters that just have layer after layer added with each episode without the killing of infants.lol. So in my opinion I prefer this to Game of Thrones. Well worth a watch!!

On another note the scenery, cinematography, scripting, acting, sound track and general direction within the show is phenomenal. Plus the cast kind of make you sick with their perfect physiques. Makes you feel like a leper yet at the same time inspires you to go to the gym.lol.

I cannot wait for season 3 next year!
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Vikings is the best show of it's genre and one of the most spectacular television series' on-air today.

The cast is astounding, every last one of them. No matter which scene I was watching the acting had me hooked to the point where I actually watched the series all in one go in one day.

The locations and sets are breathtakingly inspiring; I could almost smell the fire in the Jarl's hall, smell the salt air of the north sea and feel the weight of an axe in my hand.

Then there's the soundtrack. The opening title music is so emotive and I think captures so well the physical and psychological hardships and culture of the viking high period. Throughout the show the soundtrack serves to re-enforce the acting and scenery. Sometimes you don't even notice the soundtrack and sometimes it's full on in your face; the soundtrack does exactly what all the great one's should do.

The x-factor on this show for me is the costumes. Thank goodness the 1950/60's ideas of hollywood viking costumes are dead and burried. The costumes appear to be very realistic. Some are simple, like the ordinary, everyday attire. Then there are finer costumes for festivities which look so convincingly authentic, and the battle gear looks awesome.

This is an absolute must own for anyone who enjoys a great story!

If you enjoyed the hobbit/lord of the rings or game of thrones then you'll love this!!!
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