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Vikings 

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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

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Michael Hirst
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Series cast summary:
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha 71 episodes, 2013-2020
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 67 episodes, 2014-2020
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki 66 episodes, 2013-2019
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 54 episodes, 2014-2020
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2020
Peter Franzén ...  King Harald Finehair 41 episodes, 2016-2020
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Ubbe 41 episodes, 2016-2020
Marco Ilsø ...  Hvitserk 40 episodes, 2016-2020
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 40 episodes, 2015-2019
Maude Hirst ...  Helga 39 episodes, 2013-2017
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 38 episodes, 2013-2020
Moe Dunford ...  Aethelwulf 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Queen Aslaug / ... 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016

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The adventures of a 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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Ivan Kaye who plays the Saxon King Aelle in this show says his Russian ancestors claimed to be descended from the Vikings. See more »

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The whole time line is quite mixed up for the series. At the time of Lindisfarne (S01), Ragnar wasn't even born. King Ecbert died about 6 years before Ragnar, in 839. Aethelwulf would have been king at that time. Aethelwulf himself died in 858, 7 years before the invasion of the Great Heathen Army. In the series, the invasion seems to follow Ragnar's death almost immediately, while in reality there was a 20 year gap between both (his sons - with the exception of Bjorn - being young children when he died). Season 4 also shows the winter at Repton as if it were immediately after landing in England, while in reality it was 8 or 9 years after the invasion. Ecbert (who is shown as king of Wessex) and his son Aethelwulf were long dead. Also the successive kings Aethelbald, Aethelberht and Aethelred (sons of Aethelwulf) were dead. King at the time of Repton would have been Alfred, Athelwulf's youngest son, about 24 years old. Not a child as shown in the series. See more »

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Floki: Who needs a reason for betrayal? One must always think the worst Ragnar, even of your own kin. That way, you avoid too much disappointment in life.
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Alternate Versions

In the U.S. all episodes were censored for violence, nudity, profanity, and time restrains for their broadcast on the History Channel. However, the uncensored versions of the episodes can be found on the U.S. Blu-rays. Each episode is presented as an "Original Version" (censored) or "Extended Version" (uncensored). See more »

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A Medieval "Godfather"
17 March 2013 | by loufalceSee 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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Release Date:

3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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