I came across Vikings quite by accident. Browsing the shelves at the Maple Library one day, I noticed the cover first. Intrigued, I flipped the DVD over, read the back, and proceeded to check it out. I was hooked within minutes, and four seasons later, I’m still hooked!
Inspired by the life of Ragnar Lothbrok, Vikings is a historical drama that follows early Medieval Norsemen as they raid, trade and explore the world. Wanting more than just the life of a farmer, Ragnar rises to fame by sailing to and raiding England, gaining the title of Earl, and eventually, King. He will easily become one of your favourite characters. The story itself is exciting and entertaining, and does a great job of exploring the ethics, religion and social structure of the Vikings, their enemies and their allies.
Great content, great actors, great theme song! This is must watch TV!
Fans of Downton Abbey in North America have now seen the penultimate episode of this series about the lives and loves of the Crawley family and their servants. Only the last episode is left and then the series will be completely over. I watched the season 6 Christmas special in December through streaming from England so I already know what’s going to happen but I plan to watch it again when it airs here. For those who haven’t seen it yet, some questions remaining are will Edith and her Marquess get back together? Will Tom find love again? Will Isobel choose Lord Merton or Dr. Clarkson or neither of them? Will Anna deliver her baby safely? Will Daisy leave service? Will Baxter and Molesley get together romantically? What will happen to Thomas? All these questions will be answered, more or less, but – spoiler alert – like in real life not all characters will get a straightforward resolution.
While it will be strange to have no new episodes to look forward to there will still be sites on which to discuss the series, fanfiction to read and the episodes on DVD to watch again and again.