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  • 5 months later...

last season at the end of the month - no visions or Clannard floaty forest videos in the trailer at least but sure they keep all that guff to pad out the episodes with - there is though a Jason & The Argonauts sea monster at one point, which is mildly concerning. 

 

I'll watch as have got this far but have low expectations

 

 

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Season 6B, deary me...

 

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I liked Harald's face turn, the Newfoundland(?) scenery, and the callback to Ragnar's last meeting with Floki in the final scene. I think that's about it. I know I'm not alone in finding Franzen and Berkoff the most charismatic actors in these later seasons, but neither had a central part, so as much as Hirst's writing was increasingly disappointing, that last big batch of casting was always a problem.

 

Alex Hogh was good, he just suffered under the weight of his plot armour for Hirst's take on Ivar's bonelessness, with Hvitserk and Ubbe revolving around him for too long. And when poor old Ubbe finally broke free for his own adventures, he was saddled with miserable Torvi en route to Four Seasons Iceland. (I'm still grumbling about Hirst getting rid of Bjorn's first girlfriend over a scar! In Viking culture! Helga was absolutely fine.)

 

I expected at least three betrayals that never came, and then Ingrid becoming the new Auslaug just felt a bit unfinished. Like Game of Thrones, I think this really ended after its fourth season, with missteps piling up in both. I'd like to think Kjetill's whalejump was a wicked sense of humour from Hirst, but I doubt it.

 

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On 02/01/2021 at 21:03, Escape said:

Season 6B, deary me...

 

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I liked Harald's face turn, the Newfoundland(?) scenery, and the callback to Ragnar's last meeting with Floki in the final scene. I think that's about it. I know I'm not alone in finding Franzen and Berkoff the most charismatic actors in these later seasons, but neither had a central part, so as much as Hirst's writing was increasingly disappointing, that last big batch of casting was always a problem.

 

Alex Hogh was good, he just suffered under the weight of his plot armour for Hirst's take on Ivar's bonelessness, with Hvitserk and Ubbe revolving around him for too long. And when poor old Ubbe finally broke free for his own adventures, he was saddled with miserable Torvi en route to Four Seasons Iceland. (I'm still grumbling about Hirst getting rid of Bjorn's first girlfriend over a scar! In Viking culture! Helga was absolutely fine.)

 

I expected at least three betrayals that never came, and then Ingrid becoming the new Auslaug just felt a bit unfinished. Like Game of Thrones, I think this really ended after its fourth season, with missteps piling up in both. I'd like to think Kjetill's whalejump was a wicked sense of humour from Hirst, but I doubt it.

 

I couldn't really disagree more with you to be fair! These last few episodes have been great and I'll definitely miss the show. Overall it's had it's ups and downs, the first couple of seasons being the best imo.

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Finally got around to finishing this tonight, I think 6B was much better than 6A which I found so boring.

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That's not to say 6B didn't have it's dull moments, but it also had stuff I really liked. Was a big fan of Bjorns final moments, and the final few fights with the English were great. 

 

I think Kattegat being left in the hands of a Ingrid was basically showing the start of the end of the Vikings. All the famous, battlehardened Vikings and Shieldmaidens from there are gone or dead and the place is now run by a witch who lied and tricked her way onto the thrown.

 

 

As most have said, the first 4 season are excellent, compelling and exciting and then it got a little tiresome but I'm glad I saw it through, it's been an enjoyable show.

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I feel it's had its up and downs too but I've been a loyal watcher and enjoyed it. It was very well acted and filmed all the way through. I never got he sense the catering van was just off to the side or the camera was on a little railway or anything like that, like you sometimes do.  I really missed it for a few days after the end. You become pretty absorbed in a place and a group of people and it's quite tough to think you won't go back there. 

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1 hour ago, Rebs said:

I feel it's had its up and downs too but I've been a loyal watcher and enjoyed it. It was very well acted and filmed all the way through. I never got he sense the catering van was just off to the side or the camera was on a little railway or anything like that, like you sometimes do.  I really missed it for a few days after the end. You become pretty absorbed in a place and a group of people and it's quite tough to think you won't go back there. 

 

Ah but you will go back there at least in a fashion.

 

The spin off 'Vikings Valhalla' debuts on Netflix later this year & will be returning to Kattegat 100 years after the events of Vikings.

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On 28/03/2021 at 20:28, Waggo said:

 

Ah but you will go back there at least in a fashion.

 

The spin off 'Vikings Valhalla' debuts on Netflix later this year & will be returning to Kattegat 100 years after the events of Vikings.

 Ooh really? That's brilliant. Ha. Thanks. 

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13 hours ago, Waggo said:

A heads up for all you Viking fans out there, that the spin off series Valhalla launched on Netflix today.  
 

Watched the first episode so far and thoroughly enjoyed it.
 

 

 

 

Apparently this one is more character driven, and its not a sequel. It's doing it's own thing. 

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On 26/02/2022 at 13:17, Stevie said:

 

 

Apparently this one is more character driven, and its not a sequel. It's doing it's own thing. 

 

Its very much feels like a sequel. It looks the same, set in the same places and they keep making reference to the likes of Ragnar, Bjorn, Lagertha etc. It feels like a direct extension of Vikings, just like how the latter half of Vikings did with the time jump, this just fell like that's all they've done, expect 100 years in the future.

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15 hours ago, Garwoofoo said:

So is Vikings or The Last Kingdom the one to watch if I've been playing Assassin's Creed and fancy a bit of Viking-on-Viking action? The two shows look so similar.

Vikings but both are brilliant.

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I'm not sure I can take more of this, is it more of the same, which i get is somewhat driven by the history -

 

'Kattegat is mine I am the king'

'I will take Kattegat from you'

'Lets team up and sail to England and beat up some priests'

'OK'

'I disavow our alliance and will take Kattegat from you'

 

etc etc with the odd bit of shield maiden fighting and shagging.

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I think this might be set in England more than elsewhere. The show is about the downfall of the Viking occupation of England.

 

I wouldn't put it past them to do more fighting for Kattegat and Norway though.

 

This just feels like an extension of the last few seasons, in terms of writing and quality too. It's enjoyable but no where near as good as seasons 1-3 of Vikings.

 

Also everyone still looks wrong from the time period haha, but sexy vikings > realistic vikings.

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6 episodes in for me and I think it’s great. 
 

Enjoying in particular the clash between Christianity and the old ways amongst the Viking factions.  
 

Decent casting, pacing and it looks gorgeous to boot.

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32 minutes ago, Waggo said:

6 episodes in for me and I think it’s great. 
 

Enjoying in particular the clash between Christianity and the old ways amongst the Viking factions.  
 

Decent casting, pacing and it looks gorgeous to boot.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it but it's not hitting the heights of those early Viking series for me. 

 

I do have one complaint though. The opening titles music is shit.

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19 hours ago, Garwoofoo said:

So is Vikings or The Last Kingdom the one to watch if I've been playing Assassin's Creed and fancy a bit of Viking-on-Viking action? The two shows look so similar.

I just finished The Last Kingdom and loved it - I watched all 4 seasons straight after each other and the new season starts next week! I might give this a go but I’m a bit vikinged out after watching so quickly. 

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I hate being that guy that just pops in, in the middle of a thread. But it's just being pimped everywhere. Is this worth getting into? I think I tried watching an episode when it first came out, but it didn't really grab me. But I have a habit of not giving decent shows a chance, then get into them later, as I have the attention span of a fly.

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I watched the 1st episode of Valhalla and thought it was okay, really enjoyed episodes 2 & 3 though, reminds me more of the 1st few series of the original though I dropped that after the end of series 4.

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