In this blog post I will be explaining the reasons why you should be watching Vikings, if you are not already.
Vikings is a TV show by HISTORY set in the Viking era and it follows the adventures of the great , famous viking ,Ragnar Lothbrok. The show definitely exceeded all expectations of it and has a healthy 8.6/10 rating on IMDB.
As much as I love this series, it does not come at all close when comparing it to the likes of Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. I do not like to compare them anyway, you would not have Game of Thrones on the HISTORY channel. I have found that people neglect viewing it because they have heard it’s a ‘Poor Mans’ version of other shows! I recommend you watch it, the acting is fantastic, the scenery is beautiful, the characters are likable and the battles are awesome!
Watch the official Season 1 trailer on YouTube below!
There are negatives about Vikings though, it is meant to be a historically accurate show but there are definitely many historical mistakes in it, this does not make the viewing experience bad though. There also seems to be characters that are “Un-killable”, I won’t mention these if you have not seen the series yet.
Also, if you are someone who has seen this series, can you please explain to me in the comments what on earth is up with the languages, it is extremely confusing.
- The main character, Ragnar Lothbrok, is based off a real viking named Ragnar Lodbrok.
- Mistake? Sometimes the Vikings call themselves Vikings, this would not have been the case in them times, they were known as Northmen or Norsemen; which are also mentioned in the show.
- Although they may not seem like it, the Vikings were actually very hygienic.
- The Vikings were actually incredible ship builders, way ahead of their time.
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