Posted the following in Dave's TV thread but though id re-post in here for you Vikings fans. Will be giving Vikings a go myself in the future. Sounds like a good series going by the reactions and comments on here.
A similar program is running on BBC2 at the mo and its pretty good.
Started watching the historical drama 'The Last Kingdom' on BBC2 last night. Watched the first 2 episodes and I'm hooked. Its fucking ace.
Its an 8 part adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's novel series 'Saxon Stories' telling the story of the Viking invasions and how the Anglo-Saxons tried to deal with them during the 9th Century.
The story tells of a young boy who after witnessing his unloving father (A Saxon Lord in Northumbria) slain in battle, is then adopted by a Viking warlord. He is loved by his new father and grows up a happy Dane. Following a series of events that I won't spoil for you, he then becomes a man caught between the 2 warring factions and as such his loyalty is constantly being tested by both sides.
Its been billed as a sort of GoT and Vikings hybrid. But I've never watched 'Vikings' so wouldn't know.
It's got everything as you'd expect from a BBC production. Superb Acting, Interesting characters, quirky dialogue, cool story with lots of accurate historical references. But don't worry! there is also plenty of violence and blood curdling scenes. Hell, there's even a few sex scenes thrown in for good measure.
Its available on demand and catch-up and I really do recommend it if you like this sort of thing. Gonna watch the next two episodes tonight. Can't wait