The EZA "VIKINGS" Watch Club - Season One



  • I will join in when I have finished my master thesis in a couple of weeks! I'm a Danish "viking" myself, so it should be right up my alley! :)



  • @Hoken Regarding women, some argue that Shieldmaidens were real, some argue they weren't. So take that with a grain of salt. :P Love Lagertha and her actress. Gotta wait until autumn for new episodes to come out, too.



  • @BatViking it would surprise me if it was true, but the vilification of vikings in the nordics has made history very cryptic for all of us. If they didn't kill everyone who could write we might have had some more information today ;)



  • just watched episode 2

    ragnar's men have NO HONOR. they may as well be killing poor defenseless babes. they dont love glorious battle, they love senseless slaughter. might as well be using a bow and arrow.



  • @GMan and that's the truth about vikings.



  • @GMan I'd just say that Viking's honor is a bit different than what we'd traditionally think about when we say honor, and as the series goes on you'll learn that even Christians' "honor" is different than what you'd think. Basically the series does a great job of showing the difference and similarities of tradition, honor, and beliefs between several different cultures of the time as it goes on. So jolly to see you guys going through this show though :)



  • @PoeCameron oh sure, but i was at least expecting them to be disappointed when

    literally nobody fought back. like, bitch about how they were too weak and stuff. idk. time for episode 3!



  • @GMan well

    they fought monks. The monks could probably have gotten the hell out of there but instead they hid in a room and prayed to a god that wasn't a god the Vikings believed in. Without a lick of combat experience that's kind of what you should expect.



  • @Hoken i didnt mean i was surprised or that they'd be, i just mean that

    d figure they wanted a fight, and would be disappointed they didnt get one



  • @GMan

    You have to look at the context. They took a huge risk and a lot of resources (one guy was even killed) just to get to England. Getting there and raiding so easily was great for them as they got what they came for with minimal effort. A battle at home would be different of course.



  • Is the show Vikings based on true story or inspired by true events. Is it based of real historical facts?.



  • @SIX2SE7EN it's a mix as I understand it, they try and base as much as they can off documentation. But considering everything ever written about vikings was not written by vikings there's not that much historical evidence they can go by. Runes and archaeological evidence is the meat of what we have today.



  • So I just finished the first episode and about quarter way through the second and I have to say its not as bad as I was expecting. The acting could use a little more work but I'll wait and see

    Edit: So I finished the 2nd episode. Not bad!. Episode 3 is going to be amazing I feel it



  • @SIX2SE7EN apparently it starts out alright and gets way better. I hear "better than Game of Thrones" but I'll believe it when I see it. Seeing episode 3 tomorrow after college!



  • I've seen it in my recommended shows plenty the past few years, but Huber/Vandenberghe hype has finally made me take the plunge. Finished the first episode earlier. I'll admit I kinda faded out in the 3rd quarter, but the first half, and the last bit were great! I'll make sure and try not to multitask going forward lol



  • Vikings is one of those shows I've been meaning to pick up for a while. This thread is not helping that, I might just take the plunge now :P



  • @Yeoubie do eet.



  • Still haven't gotten to #3. Summer break starts tomorrow, so I'm kicking it off with another episode.

    And MORE considering the new season is coming!



  • Wow, I just finished S1 last week. It's really good!



  • I am eagerly awaiting for the Season 4 return. I'll see you all then!