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Chat about a tv show that's better than Game of Thrones

VIKINGZ

posted on 27/2/18

they arent writing the saxon storyline as well as they used to

frankly we should see more of the franks, which maybe we will now

posted on 27/2/18

so i did a history degree

they used to refer to the period as part of the dark ages but given the amount of histories that were written in monasteries this is actually a silly label and we're better at researching/preserving now

have you read any of the sagas? pretty interesting

posted on 27/2/18

I liked the idea of mixing history and legend (which is more or less what the sagas do I think), but even while it was always a pretty 'free' interpretation, the impression I get is that they've strayed pretty wildly now.

posted on 27/2/18

i mean floki and rollo was a bit wild

Alfred being the son of a monk and everyone was aware of it - beyond straying

posted on 27/2/18

Couple of things that really annoyed me because they needlessly shut down cool storylines from history

Introducing Aellas daughter then killing her future husband Sigurd

Introducing Guthrum as Jarl Borgs son and Bjorns adopted but then also killing that character when he could have been the historical Gurthrum

Also Egil

posted on 27/2/18

As I said, they just kickstarted more stories than they could properly handle ... the different locations don't help much either, but I don't think that's been the biggest problem.

Who was that wife/lover of Bjorn's who got killed last episode I watched, I swear I couldn't even remember her - was she that Laplandish-type one? What did she have, like 5 or 6 minutes of screen time? Why bother introducing the character in the first place?

posted on 27/2/18

It was more like they were teasing people though

Saying you might want this but we only care about Ivar and Bjorn

posted on 27/2/18

I only just remembered who she was Honestly didn't have a clue who she was when she came up in that last episode.

posted on 27/2/18

If the character isnt Ivar, Bjorn, Lagertha or Rollo expect nothing from them

Which is stupid because Viking era was about a huge amount of different people trying to become famous - whole point of their warrior culture

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 12/3/18

Finished S5 last night, well up to the break anyway.

Glad I carried on, as I wasn't really looking forward to the series after 4. Mainly because I had little interest or care for any of Ragnars sons. Enjoyed it though and it improved as it went on, set up nicely for part 2.

Nice to see Rollo back too, wonder what his angle will be.

The Floki side story was a bit of a drag though at times, which is a shame as he used to be one of my favourite characters.

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