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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Anyone watch the premiere?

Anyone agree it was boring and predictable?

I really wanted to like this, but aside from a semi-decent opening fight (that highlights one of the key disadvantages of bringing an ax to a swordfight) and sheild maide Lagertha/Katheryn Winnick (predictably but stylishly savagely) beating the crap out of two mouth-breathing moron would-be rapists, i found the entire premiere to be predictable and overloadd with talking/exposition instead of showing.

Perhaps the comparison is unfair, but History semi-marketted this as Game of Thrones with Vikings, and the contrast between how each series worked to grab an audience with its premiere was pretty stunning, and not in Vikings' favor.

Will stick around for another episode or two, but was hoping for more.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

I just saw second episode. Much much better...plundering, Vladimir Kulich...I wont spoiler but it was fun :p
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

I liked it. I had no idea it was a norm series though...I was expecting norm History programming. This is the 1st I'm hearing about it trying to be GoT. How many epi is it suppose to be?
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

View PostBriar King, on 07 March 2013 - 08:04 PM, said:

I liked it. I had no idea it was a norm series though...I was expecting norm History programming. This is the 1st I'm hearing about it trying to be GoT. How many epi is it suppose to be?


3 books then a 5 year break for the 4th. :)
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:55 AM

Haha

I think I liked it a lot for the fact that I wasn't expecting a norm TV show. I kept waiting on the History experts to come onscreen and talk. I could get used to this new approach from History Ch.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:54 AM

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:24 AM

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Ofcourse Odin is an alien...
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:41 PM

Interestingly, most of the advance reviewers say the first ep was slow and then it improves a lot.

Makes me wonder why History didn't do a 2hr premiere.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

So was it just me or did anyone else really like last nights Ep?
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

This is disappointing to hear. It got a lot of advertisement before it launched, and I was really looking forward to it. I'll still end up watching it to have my own take on it... I got rid of my T.V though... is it on Hulu/Netflix or anything like that?
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

Me and the Ex got a big fucking lol at certain part between Ragnar and his wife in ep2!! I was eating at the time and my food almost sprayed the TV.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

Me and the Ex got a big fucking lol at certain part between Ragnar and his wife in ep2!! I was eating at the time and my food almost sprayed the TV.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

3rd ep was good! Enjoying it so far!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:39 AM

How did you see Ep 3 I thought only 2 have shown so far?
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

They had episode 2 up early on the website. I just checked and the same goes for 3, which is a cool system. I'm actually going to watch it now on my ipad.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:17 AM

Oh well that's cool. I ll prob just wait till Sun to watch. I never watch GoT early either when they do the HBOGO sneak peaks.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

View PostBriar King, on 15 March 2013 - 03:39 AM, said:

How did you see Ep 3 I thought only 2 have shown so far?


I have my ways ^^

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

It's entertaining, but I feel they should have cut a deal with Bernard Cornwell for a mini series based on his Saxon stories.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

Just got done with Ep 3. Fuck I'm really liking this show. I hope History Channel only improves from here.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:40 PM

There are vikings in the show, although the accent sound horrible, they got axes and they are burning churches/monasteries, Whats there not to love?
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