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Re: 'Vikings' - New Show On The History Channel
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2016, 10:24:29 AM »
That was great. I was in a bit of a sleepy mode prior to it but during the episode's length I came alive. Fuck knows how fast the time passed by despite focusing on one character basically.

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« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2016, 10:27:58 AM »
Man, what an episode...


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« Reply #82 on: December 31, 2016, 01:04:42 AM »
Out with the old to let in the new.


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« Reply #84 on: December 31, 2016, 11:21:11 AM »

Those last two episodes have been magnificent - even watched on this week by week basis as distinct from one entire watch. For me they rank alongside any telly you care to name. The entire show has been unmissable from the start but I think it was elevated to a new level this past week or so.


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« Reply #85 on: January 1, 2017, 12:24:12 AM »
Those last two episodes have been magnificent - even watched on this week by week basis as distinct from one entire watch. For me they rank alongside any telly you care to name. The entire show has been unmissable from the start but I think it was elevated to a new level this past week or so.


I agree with that Timbo mate, it was brilliant, one of the best I've seen on tv. fimmel does a great job portraying him[ragnar], I have not seen any of his work outside of his show, but I loved his performances through out. You can see how he's evolved as an actor through out the series.

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« Reply #86 on: January 5, 2017, 04:02:01 AM »
As expected things are progressing!

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Re: 'Vikings' - New Show On The History Channel
« Reply #88 on: January 7, 2017, 02:24:15 PM »
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

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« Reply #89 on: January 7, 2017, 02:26:09 PM »
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

Cheers for that mate. You will like Vikings, binge watch it, you won't regret it

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« Reply #90 on: January 9, 2017, 03:02:17 PM »
Cheers for that mate. You will like Vikings, binge watch it, you won't regret it

I'm on it mate. Watching episode 4 of Last Kingdom tonight then will start on Vikings after that.

The actor who plays Alfred the Great is fucking ace in Last Kingdom.  If his portrayal is accurate then Alfred the Great seemed like a formidable and amazing character.  A perfect example of using brains over brawn.

Sorry to hijack the thread with my Last Kingdom ramblings but if your up to date with Vikings it may quench your thirst for Viking and Saxon skullduggery :)

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Re: 'Vikings' - New Show On The History Channel
« Reply #91 on: January 9, 2017, 03:04:25 PM »
Started watching the historical drama 'The Last Kingdom' on BBC2 last night. Watched the first 2 episodes and I'm hooked. Its fucking ace.

Yeah it's currently on a rerun mate as it was first aired sometime last year, possibly end of 2015. Watched it then and loved it, looking forward to the next series which I imagine is due sometime in the first half of this year.

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« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2017, 02:52:01 AM »
I'm on it mate. Watching episode 4 of Last Kingdom tonight then will start on Vikings after that.

The actor who plays Alfred the Great is fucking ace in Last Kingdom.  If his portrayal is accurate then Alfred the Great seemed like a formidable and amazing character.  A perfect example of using brains over brawn.

Sorry to hijack the thread with my Last Kingdom ramblings but if your up to date with Vikings it may quench your thirst for Viking and Saxon skullduggery :)

I'm going to have to find it online somehwere.

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« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2017, 02:46:30 PM »
Netflix have got it if that's any help mate.
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Re: 'Vikings' - New Show On The History Channel
« Reply #94 on: January 12, 2017, 08:57:03 AM »
I'm loving the new episodes we are getting just now.  I thought the first half of this season was a bit poor by the shows usual standards but it has really picked up again since it came back.  I was sceptical on how the show would be with out Ragnar but with Ivar, Ubbe & Bjorn I feel they have some characters to help the show go on.  I don't think the other two sons have much longer left in this world though.

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« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2017, 09:52:32 AM »
I'm loving the new episodes we are getting just now.  I thought the first half of this season was a bit poor by the shows usual standards but it has really picked up again since it came back.  I was sceptical on how the show would be with out Ragnar but with Ivar, Ubbe & Bjorn I feel they have some characters to help the show go on.  I don't think the other two sons have much longer left in this world though.
Loads of time left in the world. The battles of Wessex are yet to happen. Ivar plays a role in the setting up of a major city in what was then Northumbria. That is dependent upon the History Channel I suppose, but history tells us they have stories to tell.
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« Reply #96 on: January 12, 2017, 10:03:23 AM »
Loads of time left in the world. The battles of Wessex are yet to happen. Ivar plays a role in the setting up of a major city in what was then Northumbria. That is dependent upon the History Channel I suppose, but history tells us they have stories to tell.

Yeah I think they will survive the rest of the season but I just feel that the son that went with Bjorn was shown to be pretty incompetent.  I could maybe see the History channel condensing some things down next season because I feel like jumping between 5 brothers & story lines could be a bit much. 

I don't know too much about history of the sons of Ragnar so could be completely wrong and all of them have their stories to tell.

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« Reply #97 on: January 12, 2017, 03:13:10 PM »
Yeah I think they will survive the rest of the season but I just feel that the son that went with Bjorn was shown to be pretty incompetent.  I could maybe see the History channel condensing some things down next season because I feel like jumping between 5 brothers & story lines could be a bit much. 

I don't know too much about history of the sons of Ragnar so could be completely wrong and all of them have their stories to tell.
I must admit my memory of the history we did back then is over 40 years old...I might have forgotten and  misremembered quite a bit since then. ;D
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« Reply #98 on: January 13, 2017, 03:42:15 PM »
I must admit my memory of the history we did back then is over 40 years old...I might have forgotten and  misremembered quite a bit since then. ;D

Same here.  I did a class project on the vikings back in primary school (So about 20 years ago for me) but can't really remember much about it.  Fairly sure we just looked at the gods & how people lived at the time. 

It looks like season 5 starts in March so we shouldn't have too long to see where this all goes after the end of this season.


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« Reply #99 on: January 19, 2017, 04:21:18 AM »
Was expecting much more in this episode but it could be a budget thing.

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« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2017, 08:48:43 AM »
Was expecting much more in this episode but it could be a budget thing.

At least we're not back to season 1/2's "epic battle between 20 guys in a quarry, all pushing their shields into each other for 5 minutes".

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« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2017, 11:33:57 AM »
Wish Floki stopped doing that fucking silly thing with his right hand.  ;D :P
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« Reply #102 on: January 20, 2017, 11:15:17 PM »
At least we're not back to season 1/2's "epic battle between 20 guys in a quarry, all pushing their shields into each other for 5 minutes".

Based on the preview for the next episode it seems they've invested more into that than this previous one. Things are picking up regardless.


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« Reply #103 on: January 21, 2017, 01:01:03 AM »
Think next week's episode is going to be great. Can't wait.

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« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2017, 04:55:55 AM »
Very good episode, building on Ivar

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« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2017, 12:33:36 PM »
Really enjoyed that episode, especially given I thought the week's before was a little short of action given it included the battle for revenge on Ragnar's actual killer.

Hoping this is building up to even more action next week.

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« Reply #107 on: January 27, 2017, 04:24:52 PM »
Is next weeks the last in the season?

Think Vikings is hugely underrated, if not completely ignored, by the general public. Great show, it'd be worth watching for Lagertha alone.

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« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2017, 01:20:34 PM »
Nah. It's a decent to good show at times that its ceiling is clear imo.
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« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2017, 01:47:28 PM »
Is next weeks the last in the season?

Think Vikings is hugely underrated, if not completely ignored, by the general public. Great show, it'd be worth watching for Lagertha alone.

Yes season finale mate.

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« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2017, 10:01:24 PM »
Just recently got caught up with this, the second part of season 4 has been fantastic television. I think Ivar could be brilliant for it too as I like characters with some tactical nous.

If he kills Lagertha though...

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« Reply #111 on: January 30, 2017, 09:08:04 PM »
Major new character introduced this week....
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« Reply #112 on: February 2, 2017, 11:24:00 PM »
Enjoyed that latest episode.


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« Reply #113 on: February 3, 2017, 02:30:11 AM »
Enjoyed that latest episode.


I expect that we will see much of both Bjorn has a history behind him as does Ivar.


Good end to the season.

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« Reply #116 on: February 3, 2017, 06:37:35 PM »
I expect that we will see much of both Bjorn has a history behind him as does Ivar.


Good end to the season.

Ah fair enough, hopefully they don't end up location hopping too much.

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« Reply #117 on: February 3, 2017, 08:31:24 PM »
Ah fair enough, hopefully they don't end up location hopping too much.

One question:


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« Reply #119 on: February 3, 2017, 11:11:59 PM »
Ah fair enough, hopefully they don't end up location hopping too much.

One question:

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