I’ve been delaying my review of the second half of Season 5 of Vikings. I don’t like writing unfavorable reviews. A fact that, along with an inability to write anything without injecting myself and the ubiquitous “I” into the review itself, prevents me from ever becoming a professional critic. I like writing about things that […]Read more "Vikings: Season 5 (Part 2) — a review"
The second half of the fourth season of Vikings elevates the season as a whole, even though the story of Ragnar Lothbrok takes some turns here that I don’t really like. Episode 11 “The Outsider” would have come seven months after Ep. 10 back in 2016, which is why these two halves are treated […]Read more "Vikings: Season 4 (Part 2) — a review"
Season 4 of the History Channel series Vikings was actually expanded to 20 episodes, after three seasons of 10 episodes each. However, there was a six-month gap between the first ten episodes and the last, and the parts were treated as separate story arcs. In effect, these were two different seasons. These episodes were marketed […]Read more "Vikings: Season 4 (Part 1) — a review"
And so, Ragnar Lothbrok became King of the Vikings when all he really wanted to do was explore and farm. Season 3 of the History Channel’s Vikings, which originally aired way back in 2015, is another 10-episode arc. The story told in these ten episodes is tightly packed, enough narrative for twenty or more […]Read more "Vikings: Season 3 — a review"
The words epic, legendary, and saga leap instantly to mind when thinking about the story of Vikings so far. The words unflinching, brutal and bloody aren’t far behind. I am a fan of heroic fantasy, of the type written by George R. R. Martin and, especially, David Gemmell. Swords, knives, blunt bashing instruments, shields, armor […]Read more "Vikings: Season 2 — a review"
I’ve found a new obsession and its name is Vikings, thanks to the History Channel and Amazon Prime Video. The first season was a rousing nine-episode peek into the world of the Vikings, through the lens that is Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmell), the possibly legendary Viking farmer who had the vision to imagine undiscovered lands […]Read more "Vikings: Season 1 — a review"
Sure, I’m late coming around to watching this series. I’ll say this for myself, though. It’s still on the air. I’m doing better than I used to. I would forgive you if you thought this was solely a Star Trek/Star Wars blog. If you’re scrolling through my recent posts, it appears that Star Trek has […]Read more "Vikings: Season 1: Episode 1: “Rites of Passage” — a review"