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The Complete First Season

DVD - 2013
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Journey into a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors; Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox, 2013.
Edition: DVD widescreen.
Call Number: DVD TV VIK
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (397 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
video file,region 1
Alternative Title: Vikings (Television program)
Bib Control Number: 732242


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Jun 20, 2021

I like this series. Good cultural references for those interested in lifestyles of 8th-11th century Scandinavia. Good stories and acting. (3 discs, 9 hours)

The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok! Utterly compelling and interesting. Maybe not the most historically accurate, but it feels a lot more accurate than many such shows I've seen in a long while. As an introduction to Norse culture, it's hard to go wrong here.

Dec 05, 2017

What a great series to binge watch-and I did. Reinforces my theory that you don’t need million dollar actors to make good film. Take that Tom Cruise. The series inspired me to read more books on the Vikings. I was surprised how closely some of the parts followed what is known about them.
It was kind of odd that Ragnar, Rolo and others didn’t age, but the children did. Oh well.
Fantastic acting, epic battles and good script. There’s action, romance, intrigue and suspense set in the icy part of the world. Pillage, plunder, , kill. Kind of wish I had a battle ax.

Jun 20, 2017

I imagine the pitch for this show was "It's 'Game of Thrones' meets 'Sons of Anarchy'! But, you know, kind of historical." Lusty, blood and thunder story of Viking raiders. If you've seen GOT, you'll notice a lot of similarities. Hell, there are even ravens. Maybe the one novelty is its focus on their religious practices. It looks good, even if too many scenes are low-lit, and the acting is solid, even if all the guys kinda look the same. Gabriel Bryne is the only name actor. If you're going to watch one show about Vikings though, I'd definitely make it "Vikings."

Jun 09, 2017

Addictive series, visually appealing (locations/sets and cast), heroic and interesting/complex characters, gender-equal society. The charm of these Vikings is that in spite of their lust for bloody battles and conquest, their everyday manner is ridiculously soft-spoken -- "ridiculous" because they are soft-spoken all the time, all of them. This is a nice break from the usual barbarian swordfight shows with the men incessantly spit-screaming. Extra points for the absence of shrieking whimpering victim/sex-object females.
Nit-picks: (1) slow-paced/dragged-out at times; (2) redundancy in the acting - all the men seem to do this wannabe-menacing head-tilt thing. It doesn't come off as a cultural mannerism; more like everyone trying to copy Ragnar.

SCL_Tricia Apr 12, 2017

Is it historically accurate - no. Do I care - no. I took a few episodes to warm to the characters but I have just finished season 4 and am eagerly awaiting the 5th season. If you like Game of Thrones this could be of interest. A fine world of character building, intrigue, politics and religion. A sophisticated night time soap opera.

daniellevk_0 Feb 09, 2017

I love this television show. The actors do a good job and I love that there is action in the show. It focuses on the Vikings raids in England and France.and is similar to Game of Thrones.

Apr 02, 2016

One of my favorite tv series ever. NOT for kids though.

Quimeras Jul 16, 2015

There is a rough bunch of characters in this series and while I don’t care much for their fate, the story is engaging.

7duffy May 05, 2015

Decent series that starts out slow, but after some character development, it picks up. Provided enough interest for me to watch season 2. However, if season 2 is more of the same thing, I'll probably stop there.

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