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5.0 out of 5 stars a must own!!!!, 22 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Vikings: Season 1 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
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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Initial post: 15 Feb 2014 21:38:47 GMT
I've just watched the first five episodes, and all I can say is that I hope all the vikings get killed in episode six!. They are portrayed as murderous, immoral, scum with nothing better to do than raid peaceful Northumbria!. The monks they slaughtered and enslaved in episode two were the only civilised people seen so far.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 19:50:27 GMT
Mr. J. Saul says:
You really should read a bit of history concerning the Vikings, and not base your opinion on a TV show.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2014 22:54:11 BDT
Matthew says:
You'll be happy to hear the show was renewed recently for a third season in America.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 23:04:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2014 23:07:20 BDT
stucody says:
The show is based on the sagas of Ragnarr Loūbrůk as called in old Norse or "Ragnar Hairy Breeches"). The show is historically good but not totally accurate. Vikings were a worrier culture but there was a lot more to the viking culture than just being murdering pirate's. Scandinavia were for many centuries trading with the British so unlike the show portrays, England was known to the vikings and infact during the period of migration ie 4th to 6th centuries were people's from Scandinavia immigrated and settled in what is now Scotland. But it wasn't until the 8th century when viking raiding parties were started to be recorded. And it was recorded that the vikings that raided Lindisfarne were probably considered as trader's by the monks before they attacked killing some monks and taking others for the slave trade. In fact it was 3 ships that arrived at Lindisfarne rather than the one portrayed in the show.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2014 15:52:49 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2014 00:13:22 BDT
But it's a review of a TV show, so yeah my opinion on this TV show should absolutely be based on the TV show!

Posted on 3 May 2016 19:53:20 BDT
E. Phillips says:
What were they worried about?
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