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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2014, 03:33:01 PM »
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This is my favourite show of all time, I like it better than Game of Thrones even. Really enjoying the second season thus far on Amazon/Lovefilm.

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2014, 06:32:23 PM »
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yeah i bought their album :D

Game of thrones is a good show but it lacks a certain something when you already know who dies and how, While based very very loosly on history and legend we dont know really what will happen in Vikings so it holds more excitement
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2014, 07:08:57 PM »
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seen all the vikingsepisodes so far.

I enjoy the vikingspirit and theme, but they come of as smalltime uncultured savages.
My historical view on vikings is probably abit biased, but I think the series sells them abit short.

Still enjoy it nonetheless :D

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2014, 09:17:37 PM »
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im just glad this series turned out this great.  really thought it was above average at most,  but its becoming quite the shit : )
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2014, 11:44:15 PM »
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Yeah but inb4 people think this is true history and take it as fact (like braveheart)
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2014, 01:38:25 AM »
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i like mindless straightforward action that is not completely retarded at the same time - i really enjoy vikings series, more than game of thrones tbh.
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2014, 09:29:06 PM »
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I still love the show but stuff is starting to irk me. the scale of it, land dispute between king and earl with armies of 20 men....  :rolleyes: budget be damned, I'd show up for free as an extra surely they can get more people its not like they doing anything special.

The battles are basically; 20 guys are shieldwall to shieldwall just staring at each other until a main character does an incredibily obvious and stupid solo flank. Then let main character slaughter them or let main character do 1v1s, still not turning around to assist just banging shields and growling.

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2014, 09:40:46 PM »
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Battles are the worst part of this series. Apart from that I find it quite enjoyable, not fantastic by any measure, but still quite excited when there is a new episode. Having a lot of trouble sympathizing with the vikings though, they are just simple minded cunts. Secretly just waiting for that episode where a large host of knights smashes them to bits. At least Ragnar is sympathetic and a visionary though.

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2014, 01:24:26 AM »
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Still noone is using helmets.
While embarking from a boat an archer happily jumps in the water with his bow, because wet bowstring is awesome.
They somehow killed a large bunch of English wearing lamellar armor and helmets, didn't loot any of it.

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2014, 01:31:42 AM »
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Having a lot of trouble sympathizing with the vikings though, they are just simple minded cunts. Secretly just waiting for that episode where a large host of knights smashes them to bits. At least Ragnar is sympathetic and a visionary though.


Me too, but sometimes its cool to be "forced" to try to understand a mind foreign to yourself. Good & evil is far different in different times.

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2014, 08:33:59 AM »
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2014, 01:42:25 PM »
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not like other TV series are more realistic, I cringe every time daryl hits a zombie his xbow, not only managing to somehow kill it but also to not snap the xbow in half.

the no helmets thing is somehwat justified so that actors can act and be identified.

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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2014, 08:28:14 AM »
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I liked season 2 to be honest. Ending was pretty good,
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2014, 12:42:44 PM »
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I liked season 2 to be honest. Ending was pretty good,
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Re: Vikings TV series
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2014, 02:18:41 PM »
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No spears, dual wielding, no helmets, shieldmaidens and just really weird battle scenes, apart from all this a enjoyable show, too bad there arent more scandinavian actors like floki who is doing an awesome job.
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