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I think the Hvitserk comment was based on the trailer.
Naw it was what happens in 601

Killing Lagertha
 

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Fully caught up now, ready for 602

Is that Bjorn dead then? Or was it just another vision? Half of the battles in later seasons are like tripping balls and trying to work out what's real. If it was real, how did Ivor manage to hobble right up to him?
 

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There’s a spoiler in the episode tile images. fecking idiots. How hard is it not to do that?

Reminds me of when the Netflix description literally told me who died in an episode of Sons.
 
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There’s a spoiler in the episode tile images. fecking idiots. How hard is it not to do that?

Reminds me of when the Netflix description literally told me who died in the episode.
I saw, the last episode thumbnail. What a bunch of a holes. Fecking amateurs.
 

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I'm about half way through the new batch. Almost a return to form so far, for me. Best of the post Ragnar stuff anyhow, though maybe I'm just super bored. Almost ruined the whole thing with one line though;

I used to be quite the player around these parts
 

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Finished it yesterday. Thought it was pretty good, though I don’t like the way it just went all feminism at the end, unless that actually happened then fair enough. Thought the conclusion was done pretty well. I’ll take it.
 

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Watched entire thing. Loved it.

Praise Floki, but Ubbe doesn't look like Ragnar at all. He's more like Aslaug.

Kjetill standing on a whale and screaming was the funniest shit I watched in a while. Almost meme material.
 

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There’s a spoiler in the episode tile images. fecking idiots. How hard is it not to do that?

Reminds me of when the Netflix description literally told me who died in an episode of Sons.
I remember really 24 and went to Amazon to buy the box set of season 2 (when I was halfway through season 1) and the description started with "struggling to deal with the shocking death of his wife at the end of season one..._
 

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I remember really 24 and went to Amazon to buy the box set of season 2 (when I was halfway through season 1) and the description started with "struggling to deal with the shocking death of his wife at the end of season one..._
:lol: someone start a petition to get this brought up in parliament
 

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Finished now. Great series. You really feel like you’ve been on a long journey when you look back and think about everything that’s happened, all the lives it lived through. Still wish we’d seen more of young ragner.

Started getting a bit fed up of it being so religion heavy but it’s obviously very fitting. Even more so when we’ll see more Christian Vikings in this spin off.

Ivar’s death felt a little rushed and anticlimactic in the end, for me. Although the music was great.
 

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Loved Vikings, okay conclusion, although I would have preferred a series that were more true to historical facts. Harald Finehair for example. There was a Harald Fairhair, first king of Norway, but he died of disease. And the timespan of the series seems to be like 100 years of history crammed into 40 years on-screen. But great to watch. I hope there will be done more correct Viking series or movies sometime also. There are some really epic stories, battles and characters yet to be told.
 

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Awesome series. Better than game of thrones, which dragged on way too long. I predicted correctly that they’d eventually show
the exploration of North America. Was a good touch and maybe could’ve been shown earlier in the series instead of dragging the lost-at-sea bits for so long
. Great acting and fight scenes.
 

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Awesome series. Better than game of thrones, which dragged on way too long. I predicted correctly that they’d eventually show
the exploration of North America. Was a good touch and maybe could’ve been shown earlier in the series instead of dragging the lost-at-sea bits for so long
. Great acting and fight scenes.
Yes they could have done some more on the North america part. Also, they could have used Leiv Eriksson in the series as he was the one who went there, around year 1000. While Ubbe, who went there in Vikings, died in 878.
The mixing of timelines in Vikings is what I think should have been more accurate, even though I know this is not an accurate history documentary.

For those interested, while waiting for the spin off series Valhalla, here is a link to an article on History Channel about Viking exploration of North America and some other stuff:

https://www.history.com/news/the-viking-explorer-who-beat-columbus-to-america

And here is some wikipedia artcles about the characters in Vikings (and some others not mentioned in the series). Some are from sagas, some from more accurate sources:

Ragnar and wives:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Lodbrok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagertha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Þóra_Borgarhjǫrtr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslaug


About Ragnars wives:
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/t...-Lothbrok-wives-married-Lagertha-Thora-Aslaug

His sons, 12 or more in total but 9 shown here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubba
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Björn_Ironside
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivar_the_Boneless
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hvitserk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfdan_Ragnarsson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_Snake-in-the-Eye
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigfred_and_Halfdan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Weatherhat
https://www.geni.com/people/Agnar-Ragnarsson/6000000024206351947

Others:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrafna-Flóki_Vilgerðarson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Fairhair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfdan_the_Black

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnhild,_Mother_of_Kings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freydís_Eiríksdóttir

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketill_Flatnose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horik_I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_the_Great
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecgberht,_King_of_Wessex
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Æthelwulf,_King_of_Wessex
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_of_Flanders
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo_of_France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gisela_of_France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_the_Bald
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heahmund
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ælla_of_Northumbria
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynethryth

And here is a series of documentarys about the vikings, many of them the same as in the series (see the playlist to find whats interesting among the videos):


There is also plans to make a movie about Harald Hardrada, the last great viking king, Di Caprio is planning it and a script has been written. It is to be in the style of Bracehart and the lead character to be played by DiCaprio acc. to rumours.
 

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So I’m up to the last episode of season 5.
i didn’t think the show would still be watchable after Ragnar but damn it’s addictive. I really enjoy watching ubber mimic Ragnar in so many ways
 

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Finished the show. Fantastic.

What a ride that was, so good.

To think that 4 generations after Rollo, William "The Conqueror" went to England and conquered it. Rollo's bloodline still rules.
 

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So I’m up to the last episode of season 5.
i didn’t think the show would still be watchable after Ragnar but damn it’s addictive. I really enjoy watching ubber mimic Ragnar in so many ways
I found the actor playing Bjorn was clearly trying to mimic Ragnor’s mannerisms, which makes sense as he spent the most time with him, and was clearly trying to create a big legacy like arld Rags. Didn’t see it as so much with Ubbe. He was definitely the most likeable for me though.


Yes they could have done some more on the North america part. Also, they could have used Leiv Eriksson in the series as he was the one who went there, around year 1000. While Ubbe, who went there in Vikings, died in 878.
The mixing of timelines in Vikings is what I think should have been more accurate, even though I know this is not an accurate history documentary.

For those interested, while waiting for the spin off series Valhalla, here is a link to an article on History Channel about Viking exploration of North America and some other stuff:

https://www.history.com/news/the-viking-explorer-who-beat-columbus-to-america

And here is some wikipedia artcles about the characters in Vikings (and some others not mentioned in the series). Some are from sagas, some from more accurate sources:

Ragnar and wives:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Lodbrok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagertha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Þóra_Borgarhjǫrtr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslaug


About Ragnars wives:
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/t...-Lothbrok-wives-married-Lagertha-Thora-Aslaug

His sons, 12 or more in total but 9 shown here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubba
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Björn_Ironside
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivar_the_Boneless
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hvitserk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfdan_Ragnarsson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_Snake-in-the-Eye
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigfred_and_Halfdan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Weatherhat
https://www.geni.com/people/Agnar-Ragnarsson/6000000024206351947

Others:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrafna-Flóki_Vilgerðarson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Fairhair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfdan_the_Black

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnhild,_Mother_of_Kings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freydís_Eiríksdóttir

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketill_Flatnose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horik_I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_the_Great
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecgberht,_King_of_Wessex
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Æthelwulf,_King_of_Wessex
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_of_Flanders
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo_of_France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gisela_of_France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_the_Bald
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heahmund
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ælla_of_Northumbria
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynethryth

And here is a series of documentarys about the vikings, many of them the same as in the series (see the playlist to find whats interesting among the videos):


There is also plans to make a movie about Harald Hardrada, the last great viking king, Di Caprio is planning it and a script has been written. It is to be in the style of Bracehart and the lead character to be played by DiCaprio acc. to rumours.
Gonna get stuck in to these links, thanks!

It’s such an interesting time and perhaps somewhat under-appreciated. They were obviously pretty obsessed with fame, which is very interesting in itself.

Edit: reading these, it really seems like either Ragnor and/or the people that write about him are full of shit :lol:
 
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I found the actor playing Bjorn was clearly trying to mimic Ragnor’s mannerisms, which makes sense as he spent the most time with him, and was clearly trying to create a big legacy like arld Rags. Didn’t see it as so much with Ubbe. He was definitely the most likeable for me though.



Gonna get stuck in to these links, thanks!

It’s such an interesting time and perhaps somewhat under-appreciated. They were obviously pretty obsessed with fame, which is very interesting in itself.

Edit: reading these, it really seems like either Ragnor and/or the people that write about him are full of shit :lol:
Great that someone could get some fun out of the links :) I can loose myself on the internet when googling stuff like this. facinating world before modern times.

Yeah experts are not sure if Ragnar even existed. They think he MIGHT have, or that he might be the gathered stories of three kings mixed up somehow, if I remember correctly.
But the sons are very factual, and also more famous.

And yes, Vikings is not accurate. But some things are, but they crammed a lot of different shit from different scandinavian nations/places into one story. But there is so much more material out there. Erik Bloodaxe, Harold Hardrada etc..

I have always been facinated by the Vikings. They are like, the last of the old world in Europe. Fighting until Christianity overwhelmed them. The Viking age was really sort of the battle of the old world vs. the new world.

Looking forward to Vikings : Valhalla now :) It is meant to start airing this year. I hope that still is true even with the virus but who knows. And there we will see some really good characters, Harald Hardråde (Harold Hardrada), Leiv Ericsson (who first came to America), William the Conqueror (Viking descendant as you mention) etc.

I wonder if they will show the maybe last battle for christianization in my area of Norway, The battle of Stiklestad where Harald and his half brother Olav the Holy fought against Hårek (descendant of Harald Fairhair from Vikings) Tore Hund, allies of the Danish king Knut etc etc. I hope so. I live not far from there and this was the battle where the "Heden" parts I am from was converted at last. Harald Hardrada, who died at the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 was the last Viking King and that battle is reckoned as the last battle of the Viking era.

Another link ;) Ragnarok and the reason why Vikings became Vikings and the beliefs turned the way they did : Volcanic erruptions clouding the skies

This is very interesting. Scientists believe that this catastrophy which meant the harvests and everything you lived from was bad for years due to the soot and dark clouds hiding the sunlight from nourishing the planet, made the Scandinavians turn on eachother for food and survival. Pillaging, bands of criminals etc., village vs village. The people got harder and the beliefs harder due to this. The new beliefs in Ragnarok - the end of the world, The Fenris wolf etc is believed to have originated from this event. So that made the people into Pillagers, raiders etc, who were then called VIKINGS. But not all were Vikings. Only those first seen as criminals/raiders/thieves. And then there were more and more battles between kingdoms, joining of kingdoms until the VIkings started looking abroad and start raiding outside Scandinavia. All this is shown in this article about a runestone, but also in other sources like this about he Fimbul Winter : The long harsh Fimbul winter is not a myth
 
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Just finished watching the last episode. Wonderfully done. Enjoyed the exploratory storyline so much. Wow.