I am still undecided about that show. I am not real sure if they are accurately portraying a few things and are not attempting some kind of Liberal spin but doing it subtly. In some cases like the Christian v. Norse religious circumstances they are not all that subtle about it either. I find myself wondering if they are going to work the various "miracles" that occurred that slowly Christianized the Norse earldoms as well and I doubt they do.I almost stopped watching when the Viking riding party formed a Roman Tustedo early in the first season but well I had nothing better to watch :)
OMG AGAIN WITH THE VERIFICATION?
It's either that or shut down the blog. I just don't have the time to sit there and open, read and delete 62 pieces of email that are all spam, then go to the blog and delete them. I haven't tried word verification before, I tried moderation. But people wanted to see their comments post without having to wait for me to release it. This is all I know to do. I enjoy the Vikings. I know Ragnar's hair style is fanciful, but it's a good adventure story about a time I'm interested in. It's better than Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis, and up to now they were the closest thing to "the real thing."
I will say this much. I would like the show more if they were a bit more interested in making the "Anglander" warriors a bit more realistic. It wasn't as much a martial cake-walk as they make it out to be. It was just too expensive hiring all those soldier guards when the Vikings got cornered they usually died.
They'd taken over a huge chunk of England and were settled there within 75 years of the time frame of this show, so they couldn't have done too badly. It's a fun show and there aren't many. Most of the stuff on tv now is cheesy crime shows and even cheesier comedies.
I really like the show although we stream it and it tends to pixelate. I've read 2 of the three Viking novels by Bernard Cornwell and the movie stays pretty much in line with what he describes- understanding it is historical fiction, but really enjoyable. ( I'm ok with Ragnar's hairstyle- in fact I enjoy Ragnar a lot LOL!) I like the number verification much better than word - I can't read those words for anything!
I don't know if the verification is working yet. I have to check tonight and see if I have zero spam. I never heard of the books by Bernard Cornwell but I'm going to check them out on Amazon, sounds like good reading.
I haven't seen this show. Looks interesting.
It's not for kids, that's why it's on late. I know you don't want tv at your house, but you might watch one on the net and see what you think. I bet you like it.
I feel like I missed an episode or two of the first season, but I've got season 2 recording and enjoyed the first episode.There aren't a lot of good shows, but we spend Sunday night watching a few hours of recorded stuff together.
The only thing my wife and I watch together, pretty much, is shopping shows. I just sit there and we enjoy doing something together but I don't like the shows much. Still, at least we do make an effort to be good company. It would be easy to just drift off and each of us do what we are interested in but never see each other.
That would be fun to watch. Last year I hand painted viking shirts for the boys. I added studs to their helmets. I bet they won't fit this summer. They've grown so much!
Lisa, if you do watch it , don't let the kids. It's an adult show.Children do grow really fast. I was forever buying new shoes, seems like.