Vikings (2013– )

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The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes... See full summary »

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 Rollo (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Floki (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Lagertha (19 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Athelstan (19 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Torstein (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 King Horik (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Helga (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Princess Aslaug / ... (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 The Seer (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Jarl Borg (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Gyda (9 episodes, 2013)
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The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors. Written by History Channel

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Jarl Borg was originally a Swedish jarl and Horik would send Ragnar to Sweden to settle the dispute. When Gustaf Skarsgård read the script he wrote to Michael Hirst and informed him that 1) "Sweden" did not exist during at that time and 2) Uppsala would most certainly be part of it if. Hirst changed it Götaland (Land of the Geats). Sweden was formed as a consolidation of Götaland and Svealand (Land of the Swedes) where Uppsala is located. While it's very uncertain what exact date "Sweden" was formed (Götaland and Svealand ruled under a single king is commonly set as a point) the term would not have been used in the time of the vikings. See more »

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The Viking Age government is shown to be theocratic. In reality, the government of the Viking Era was an elective monarchy. The Norse had the legal and religious right to dispose of their kings which were elected in votes. Local chieftains (such as Ragnar) however, had religious duties as well, serving both as chieftain and priest under the title of goði. See more »

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Ragnar Lothbrok: So have you returned to your faith, renounced ours?
Athelstan: I wish it was so simple. In the gentle fall of rain from Heaven I hear my God. But in the thunder I still hear Thor. That is my agony.
Ragnar Lothbrok: I hope that some day our Gods can become friends.
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Featured in Weekend: Episode #1.7 (2014) See more »

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If I Had A Heart
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Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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A Medieval "Godfather"
17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe it isn't real 100 percent history. Some liberties were taken, but for the most part is seems to ring true.At times it almost seems like a contemporary crime drama, but the facts are there-the raids on British monastaries that did occur in the late 8th century, a fairly realistic depiction on what Norse life was probably like at this timeline, the spectacular countryside with its majestic forests and rivers, and the depictions of the Vikings themselves. Savage, eager to loot and plunder, but nevertheless bound by a sort of code of honor. Their acts are savage and the chieftan seems more like a medieval Godfather who uses his power for his own personal gain and who is not above killing somebody on the spot if he is displeased with his actions. The storyline is fairly literate and not the usual mindless adventure that too many of these movies present to us, and the characters are convincingly drawn and likely motivated. The music is good and the full size replicas of the ships are very accurate. Even the deliberate pace works to its advantage, we are never rushed and the story develops as it moves along. It is never dull and there is plenty of interest to engage the viewer. However, if you are put off by graphic violence , don't watch it. Those times were fairly brutal. Fine entertainment . Enjoy it.


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