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Old 02-18-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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The History Channel's "Vikings"

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From around A.D. 800 to the 11th century, a vast number of Scandinavians left their homelands to seek their fortunes elsewhere. These seafaring warriors--known collectively as Vikings or Norsemen ("Northmen")--began by raiding coastal sites, especially undefended monasteries, in the British Isles. Over the next three centuries, they would leave their mark as pirates, raiders, traders and settlers on much of Britain and the European continent, as well as parts of modern-day Russia, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland.
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I mean I am excite, but what are the chances that this series is not complete crap?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:46 AM   #2
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I mean I am excite, but what are the chances that this series is not complete crap?
1/10 probably. Their "Dark Ages" series had such potential, but was full of the usual cliches.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #3
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Whenever I have viewed anything on the History Channel, it is usually a dissapointment. Probably only marginally useful with a paucity of information.

Which is too bad - The Vikings did things every school boy dreams of doing - pillage, plunder, rape, murder, adventures; in addition to being pirates, economic expansionists, slave traders, warriors, conquerors, artists, and builders, with a kickass religion and the balls to stomp the Christian scum to kingdom come. Of couse some the above is a bit overdrawn and cliche, but it was fun to write.

You could do much better by purchasing a well-researched and respected book on the Vikings.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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1/10 probably. Their "Dark Ages" series had such potential, but was full of the usual cliches.
Jesus, fell asleep watching this on Netflix a few weeks ago. Both the gf and I had some pretty ****ed up, depressing dreams.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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The history channel has become a festering pit of **** of history content. I don't know if anybody suffered through the Caligula doc they just did, but it was tiltingly bad, despite having a couple hot Yale chicks narrating/commenting. I can't see them doing anything good ever.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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The history channel has become a festering pit of **** of history content. I don't know if anybody suffered through the Caligula doc they just did, but it was tiltingly bad, despite having a couple hot Yale chicks narrating/commenting. I can't see them doing anything good ever.
saw a little bit of this. seemed to be striving to undo all the previous assumptions about little boots. he may have been some kind a rome-trolling senate-hating genius!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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he may have been some kind a rome-trolling senate-hating genius!
That's brilliant lol.

Although the best Roman troll is still Clodius Pulcher.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #8
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Have to say, Vikings was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I wouldn't say it's great or anything, but it's pretty watchable, I'll continue with it if I remember when it's on.

The Bible kind of sucked (over wrought and over produced), but it was also quite a bit better than what I expect from the History channel.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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Have to say, Vikings was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I wouldn't say it's great or anything, but it's pretty watchable, I'll continue with it if I remember when it's on.

The Bible kind of sucked (over wrought and over produced), but it was also quite a bit better than what I expect from the History channel.
Thats the deal with the history channel productions that have come out lately - a lot better then the ice trucker and ''ALIENS'' trash that polluted the last few years. So any improvement will beat whats before. What annoys me is that history channel has a somewhat decent budget to make series(i work in the TV business), but the directors and producers always seem to target absolute beginners in history, when the history channel is actually obtained by people who know history(or else they wouldnt have gotten the history channel in the first place.)
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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first TV drama produced by a documentary channel which is actually good.

In terms of quality & entertainment this could reival Emmy-award winners. Tis probably MGM's influence but still.

Can't wait for next season now!!

As ofr historical accuracy, i dont know much about the Norsemen so i wouldnt want to speculate here but for everyone's sake i hope it is accurate but it certainly seems accurate enough for a layman like me to believe most of it. Were it fictionalised this would be miseducation on a large scale, so i hope it is as well-researched as it seems to be.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #11
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good or what bros?
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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Thats the deal with the history channel productions that have come out lately - a lot better then the ice trucker and ''ALIENS'' trash that polluted the last few years. So any improvement will beat whats before. What annoys me is that history channel has a somewhat decent budget to make series(i work in the TV business), but the directors and producers always seem to target absolute beginners in history, when the history channel is actually obtained by people who know history(or else they wouldnt have gotten the history channel in the first place.)
I just wonder why they can't please both audiences. I assume there's nothing in principle that says dumb people don't enjoy non-dumb shows so long as the non-dumb shows are entertaining. I assume most people who watched the Sopranos or watch Mad Men are not sophisticates, yet these shows are both highly acclaimed and highly rated. Rome was a goat show and with the perfect balance of historical content, its downfall was how expensive it was to make not that it was unpopular.

TV is ****ing stupid, hire a good writer or two, how much can they possibly cost?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:35 PM   #13
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I really liked the show and I assume it was reasonably accurate with regards to their culture and religion.

I hope next season is longer though now that they've proven concept
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #14
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Can anyone recommend good books about the Vikings in pre-Christian times? I have been looking for a while but could only find book describing the post-conversion era.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #15
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Can anyone recommend good books about the Vikings in pre-Christian times? I have been looking for a while but could only find book describing the post-conversion era.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #16
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Can anyone recommend good books about the Vikings in pre-Christian times? I have been looking for a while but could only find book describing the post-conversion era.
this 1 is good to read,plus it is for sure before christanity
http://www.amazon.de/Die-Edda-G%C3%B...words=die+edda
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I waited till season was done so I could binge watch 3rd season.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:45 AM   #18
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Vikings is the nuts in terms of any history channel series ever
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