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Re: Vikings (show)
« Reply #30 on: 2014-05-17, 14:12:59 »
lol that was pretty early in the season! You've got a lot of catching up to do! ;)
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Re: Vikings (show)
« Reply #31 on: 2014-05-17, 21:44:31 »
It really says something for the show that all the main characters have a deep and complex personality, and including several females roles that really shake off the common stereotypes. A powerful female character that you feel great respect for who is not mainly a sex object is so refreshing!

I think this is one of the great underrated shows these days. In my opinion, it's a better show than the more popular Game of Thrones series, which is really plagued with too many characters to split screen time with to give any sense of depth to most of them. Vikings seems to accomplish the perfect balance of show elements. Character growth, which makes a character seem more real, plot progression which drives the story along, fantastic sets to increase immersion, great looking costumes that although may not be historical look good nonetheless and lend a sense of character to the part, and the other usual elements such as great acting, writing and directing.

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Re: Vikings (show)
« Reply #32 on: 2014-05-17, 22:17:04 »
It really says something for the show that all the main characters have a deep and complex personality, and including several females roles that really shake off the common stereotypes. A powerful female character that you feel great respect for who is not mainly a sex object is so refreshing!

I think this is one of the great underrated shows these days. In my opinion, it's a better show than the more popular Game of Thrones series, which is really plagued with too many characters to split screen time with to give any sense of depth to most of them. Vikings seems to accomplish the perfect balance of show elements. Character growth, which makes a character seem more real, plot progression which drives the story along, fantastic sets to increase immersion, great looking costumes that although may not be historical look good nonetheless and lend a sense of character to the part, and the other usual elements such as great acting, writing and directing.

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I agree Scott from what I have seen, the characters also aren't entirely predictable. Though there are some very over dramatic parts. Question, are blood eagles real or was that just made for the show?
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Re: Vikings (show)
« Reply #33 on: 2014-05-17, 22:39:13 »
Question, are blood eagles real or was that just made for the show?

Blood eagles are alluded to in the sagas.  There is little archaeological evidence that they were actually performed, so no one really can say for certain if they were just used in verse or in practice.
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Re: Vikings (show)
« Reply #34 on: 2014-05-18, 18:58:42 »

Personally, I've felt that Game of Thrones is the better of the two shows, but I'm really enjoying the high complexity of interwoven story lines, and the rise and fall of some characters that I didn't expect to see such growth from. But it's true, this is also the weakness of the series, since many characters die before we really get to know them, the bad guys usually win, and it has to jump around between half a dozen different groups of characters (or more) to keep the story moving.

Vikings is more focused, and the writing is decent. I do really appreciate the strong female characters as well.
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