Watch Vikings Online Streaming at CouchTuner. The script is too Hollywood with the usual dumb mini-series types of interactions that plague television on a day-to-day basis. Maybe Fimmel will get better rather than the wooden performance he has given thus far. Maybe it isn't real 100 percent history. It's well written, exciting and charming.
The empathy of the main character with his child explaining his love life then going out with his child and getting drunk, was tedious beyond all imagination. Stunnings fjords with waterfalls cascading down the sides. The attack on Lindesfarne was undoubtedly vicious, but did not occur without previous provocation. Photography, art direction and just whole look is so lush and rich looks like a feature film. I started watching because from what I had seen of the trailer I was reminded of Pillars of the Earth. Spoken from a true viking! The story itself is really exciting, and I just want to watch more.
Historical accounts about those days are, after all, not entirely reliable. Their acts are savage and the chieftan seems more like a medieval Godfather who uses his power for his own personal gain and who is not above killing somebody on the spot if he is displeased with his actions. Legenda kaže da je on bio izravni potomak Odina, boga rata i ratnika. The first episode, Rites of Passage, is a good introduction. The sets are impressive and believable and the direction and framing of each scene is obviously set by a skilled hand.
I really enjoyed this first episode. Even with all the script defects, Travis Fimmel is just absolutely terrible as the lead character. Sadly this short lived as I watch through the first episode. It is a great show. He doesn't look like a Viking and he looks more like someone trying out for those fake wrestling programs. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
The trouble with too many shows today is they try to appeal to men and women, which is definitely and unfortunately, the case here, with the women just, argh, being annoying soap opera women. As Ragnor prepares for his first journey into the unknown Western lands, the suspicion and paranoia of Earl Haraldson escalates. I didn't know if this would be any good but I'm most certainly intrigued. A physical and intense character, with that spice of humor that is the viking trademark from the sagas. Similar to Beowulf and other related Viking dramas. Some things that might make you roll your eyes, too:-Accents: what's the deal with the accents? Meaning that they can now navigate across the seas westwards to plunder and pillage away from there tribal conflicts.
The writing is average, at best, and it doesn't try to hold onto historical Viking tales that could have brought real life to this show. Although this bis a minor flaw and it aside. At times it almost seems like a contemporary crime drama, but the facts are there-the raids on British monastaries that did occur in the late 8th century, a fairly realistic depiction on what Norse life was probably like at this timeline, the spectacular countryside with its majestic forests and rivers, and the depictions of the Vikings themselves. Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. This would have had far more effect in a Norse or Scandinavian accent using subtitles. Click does not host any videos or uploads any media files which is found here. Great show, a solid nine out of ten.
Some things are right, but every 5 minutes I am chocked about the failed facts about everything about vikings and Scadinavia. Well just ignore them as this is a fantastic and exciting look at the relatively unexplored Viking world. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. The series itself has a wealth of legend to draw from and fill several seasons. However, if you are put off by graphic violence , don't watch it. I love Norse Mythology and I am very happy that this show aired, I just hope it continues going in a good direction. The good guys are instantly likable where as the bad guys you just can't wait to see them get whats coming to them, that is always a good sign as far as I am concerned as i want to see what happens to them and am looking forward to the next episode.
I managed about 20 minutes before I had to switch it off. The dialogue has a thick accent spoken in English. My advice to you, just watch and enjoy it for what it is and don't be out off by the history buffs. The storyline is fairly literate and not the usual mindless adventure that too many of these movies present to us, and the characters are convincingly drawn and likely motivated. The Viking village layout seemed entirely wrong showing many small buildings but lacking from outside it main view of the longhouse where most in the village would have lived.