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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

I enjoyed epi 4! Damn good!
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

Ep2 didn't help me. Still beautifully shot, but...

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I'll watch ep3 because the promo promises Viking vs Viking action, but if i'm not left amazed, i think i'm out.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

But Abyss, if you don't keep watching, how will know in what way the aliens were involved?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

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But Abyss, if you don't keep watching, how will know in what way the aliens were involved?

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

Shit is going down now. I bet if it were a HBO series Ragnar would have given the earl a good old blood eagle.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

Stuck with it.. barely.... i think the 'next ep' blurbs were the only thing keeping us going, but the raid on the town was good fun especially the shield wall, Rollo's almost-betrayal was nicely done, and the Earl finally making his move against Ragnar, while frivolously silly in motive, was suitably bloody and finally finally got shit moving. If it keeps improving like this, i'll stick with it.

...if only for the aliens.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

I wouldn't mind this being on a premium channel myself to see Ragnars wife naked lol. She's hot as are most of the other women on it.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

Indeed, she is ridiculously good looking
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

I watched the currently-released eps based on Graablick's comment in the GOT thread. Was going to post about it there, but thought there might be a thread over here, so here I am. Just wanted to say that so far I am totally bored. It's like there's no plot at all, very little character development (though dude who plays Ragnar certainly has a good beserker look to him), and I agree with Abyss that it is predictable so far. Oh, the Earl is dead now, what to do? Oh, traitor brother will shake things up! So now the next several episodes are predictable and there's no hint of anything else interesting that might happen. I will probably keep watching it just because it's something to do while waiting for GOT to show up on the internet etc. but I'm bored. Which sucks; it's a great concept for a series but it needed better writers.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

I am sad so say that I agree with you, this is a series I really want to love, but I hope season 2 will prove better. It's still has potential since it's based on Vikings.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

Yep. Case in point, last night's ep... the fight with the Earl was well done, as was the funeral (that tall old lady who played Angel of Death should appear in every fantasy show ever), and there was something poetic in Siggy knifing her daughter's fat old husband cuz hey, that alliance was certainly done with...

...but then it seemed like they hammered five or six eps of events and character development into one just to advance to the next raiding season and reboot the conflict with the English. The Ragnarok scene, cool as it was, could have been so much more. The entire winter passed with one whiny comment from Ragnar's kid. And the priest's entire roles seems to be to stand around looking mildly interested and prompting info-dumps.

Also, last time we saw brother he was being tortured by the Earl. Next time he's standing with the crowd for the fight with some nifty scars. WTF, they carved up his face and then just let him go???
Also, while at times i like Loki, his giggle and hug himself thing is getting old.

I want to like this show, i'm even trying to like this show, but they're not giving me much to work with here beyond about seven minutes of viking mayhem every third ep and a few cool bits of cultural history.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

I think his name is Floki. Just saying.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Yah i finf the prononciation is a bit wonky, especially because he was introduced as "(F)loki, like the god." and i swear sometimes it's pronounced LokNi and half the reviewers use 'Loki'.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:45 AM

I didn't notice the Flowki thing till epi 4 myself.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

I have to say that I did enjoy this episode, some good old action with axes never fails to entertain me.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thats mad. one of my good friends is a grip on the viking as its made here in Ireland, down in county Wocklow. he said the show is being made as a competitor to GOT, and that has been given approval for a 2nd series. he said later episodes are great. lots more fighting and plundering.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Totally enjoyed the ep, altho the depiction of the Northumberlanders as morons who pray in the middle of an ambush and completely lose their shit at a fairly obvious charge breaking tactic was a bit silly. I think they could have shown the Viks hammering them just as effectively without making them look like complete idiots who deserved the beating. It sort of minimized it, altho that shot of the Viks getting ready to emerge from their camp to attack was brilliantly done.

Really enjoyed the byplay between Rollo and Floki over the baptism.

Am suspicious of Siggi in the miscarriage.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

Heh, Rollo's baptism was a good one, I'm still chuckling...
And I'm still waiting for Ragnar's other sons to pop into existence, assuming they go by the 'true story'.

While I agree that that praying scene in the middle of the ambush was exaggerated, Aella's brother was all bravado, no? He said he'd hired poets to sing of his deeds, plus his officers questioned him - probably not without cause - so maybe he wasn't that great a warrior after all. Perhaps he'd won all his battles that way, but it didn't work this one last time,eh? Posted Image
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

Yep I liked this weeks Ep 6! I'm also suspicious of the miscarriage after taking in Ex Earls Wife and daughter.

I think I ll be googling Ragnar tonight cause I'm not familiar with the true history.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

Am I the only one that is a bit tired of Ragnar smiling at everything? It seems like half the plot is Ragnar grinning about something or another.

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