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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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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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Trivia

Ravens appear prominently in the series. Ravens had great cultural and religious importance in ancient Norse society, as they were seen as the agents of Odin who was said to own two ravens: Hugin (meaning "Thought") and Munin (Memory) who flew around and gathered information for him. One of Odin's many nicknames is Hrafnaguð, which means "Raven God". Vikings would carry banners depicting ravens. Ragnar's forces carry such banners. As such, the pagan characters in the series are likely to believe that when ravens appear, they are watched by Odin. See more »

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The events of Vikings are set in the 9th century. Crossbows are used extensively by the Franks in several episodes, but at this time the crossbow appear to have largely fallen out of use as a war weapon. Evidence of their use in battle is not apparent again until the 947 AD siege of Senlis.

Additionally, crossbows are widely known as being incredibly difficult to span (cock) and mechanical assistance was commonly used. The French crossbow archers can be seen spanning the bows with minimal effort, and maintaining an impressive rate of fire. See more »

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Bjorn: What are you so afraid of? It's only death!
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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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Greed ruined yet another great show
30 January 2020 | by mauricepuhlmannSee all my reviews

The first few seasons were genius: It was a refreshing new genre with an awesome cultural touch to it. Even if the timeline wasn't accurate and some characters were thrown together to allow a great story, the show had close to no flaws.

Ragnar was a great protagnist and many supporting roles were well introduced.

The religious conflict some of the characters had to face was one of the most enjoyable part of the whole tv show.

Unfortunately you can easily point out at what moment the producers decided to make another greedy show and ruin what was built during the first 3 seasons.

This seems to be a rather frequent problem nowadays.

In this show it they could simply have created a spin-off and named it "the sons of Ragnar". They could have carried on with whatever they wanted without bombing the story of Ragnar.

I am pretty sure that the show wasn't meant to be a financial succes, but once they realised it could become one, fan service begun.

Hopefully this trend will end soon and we get producers that carry more about art than money. That will maybe allow us to get some shows that end at the right time and will be enjoyable to rewatch.


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3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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