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#1    Bavarian Raven

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

Did anyone else watch the first episode of the history channel's new TV series, "the vikings"? And if so, what did you guys think of it. :)


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 04 March 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

Did anyone else watch the first episode of the history channel's new TV series, "the vikings"? And if so, what did you guys think of it. :)

Hell i forgot about it,Is it good?I will have to catch it next time it is on.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

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Hell i forgot about it,Is it good?I will have to catch it next time it is on.


It was worth watching imho, starts a bit slow but seems to be building towards a good series to come.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Pretty good show... high marks for accuracy in period costumes, weapons/tactics and 'background'...  a bit like a soap opera towards the end of the episode...  so far so good...

Thank god (or Odin) they are not wearing horns on their helmets...


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:05 PM

I watched and quite enjoyed it. Glad there are others who feel the same.

Did anyone else catch that a single hour episode about pagans followed on the heels of two hours of Christianity? :w00t:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

It was a good pilot. Here's hoping it will be as good as the Hatfields and McCoys series that I just finished watching.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

It looks like a good historical series that won't rely on caricatures and stereotypes. It's nice to see Viking helmets without wings. I think that stems from Victorian affectations, like so many other things. Next week's forays into the British Isles should be fascinating. The Vikings had a huge impact on many aspects of the British Isles, especially in the start of vital port cities. Fortunately, Alfred the Great and Brian Boru kept them from changing the whole society of their countries. Thanks to those great warriors, they went from conquerors to assimilated citizens, some of whom were gallowglass. All in all, these shows look to be more realistic than the regular, usual fare.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:35 AM

View PostLady Kasey, on 04 March 2013 - 10:05 PM, said:

I watched and quite enjoyed it. Glad there are others who feel the same.

Did anyone else catch that a single hour episode about pagans followed on the heels of two hours of Christianity? :w00t:

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:46 AM

Oh man, I missed the Vikings and The Bible..some entertaining and educational television worth watching. The Vikings proved not only as perceived destroyers of  civilization, they contributed to remolding civilization of Northern Europe and elsewhere the Vikings traveled to in their quest for newly obtained wealth of their conquests. Of a  region of France, Normandy are named after one group of Vikings, the Normans or "Norsemen" where some of the cultural legacy of Norman forebears can still be felt.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:07 AM

The show was so cool, I love history, especially since my Grandson the drummer is so into the vinking music, was hoping they picked his song,In The Name Of Winter`s Wrath.





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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:57 AM

The shows pretty neat.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:01 AM

Thanks for asking the question; reminded me that existed and I wanted to watch it. The commercials for it sucked me in before it started. :P


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:06 AM

View PostMike D boy, on 05 March 2013 - 04:46 AM, said:

Oh man, I missed the Vikings and The Bible..some entertaining and educational television worth watching. The Vikings proved not only as perceived destroyers of  civilization, they contributed to remolding civilization of Northern Europe and elsewhere the Vikings traveled to in their quest for newly obtained wealth of their conquests. Of a  region of France, Normandy are named after one group of Vikings, the Normans or "Norsemen" where some of the cultural legacy of Norman forebears can still be felt.

The Normans changed the cultures of all four countries in the British Isles after William arrived. Some of them were oppressive war criminals, as the Harrying of the North showed. Some of them became Irish and Scottish heroes full of love for their new countries. It was ironic that their descendants were such enemies.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

Watching the pilot as we speak.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

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Watching the pilot as we speak.



dont you mean as we type? :whistle:





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