March 17, 2013

VIKINGS




There's a TV series right up my alley which has somehow escaped my sight!



With The Walking Dead currently on TV, and due to finish it's current season at the end of the month, and Game of Thrones returning on March. 31st, and Mad Men on April 7th, I had completely missed Vikings on History Channel. I saw some ads on the sides of busses where I live, and had only remembered to look it up this weekend. I'd only seen the bus ads for about a week now.

It's only three episodes so far (out of 10...? 12...?) and I feat due to other shows, it may get overshadowed and worst case, canceled. The new episodes air Sunday nights at 10, as well as a few 'encores' in the following week. I also believe that it's on itunes and other forms (nope, no Netflix yet.) It looks to be more in the vein of Game of Thrones or The Tudors, and not as 'crazy' as 300 or Spartacus.


I'd thought I'd do a little post to create awareness for the series. I'll be sure to let you know when the DVD / blu-ray is out.Another series to check out down the line....


Here is a preview:






The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.

But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again.

Vikings was created and written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors).

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