Vikings Full Series Review
Please note this review contains spoilers for Vikings.
History channel’s Vikings, it’s fair to say, has been a bit of a slow burner. It’s crept up on us former Rome fans (and current Game of Thrones fans) sometime in the last three years and captured our love for tales of blood, battle, and a hell of a lot of pillaging.
I watched the first series as it was released, because, as I just said – it’s right up my street. Whilst I enjoyed the key elements – stories about Ragnar Lothbrok are always going to be awesome, Lagertha fits my requisite of a strong female lead, there’s decent acting and writing at work – I found the preamble all a bit much. The show had potential, sure, but it needed to progress at a faster pace to keep my interest.
Fast-forward to season three and Vikings really is killing it. We’ve moved on from the discovery (and consequent raid) of an English monastery to an attempted raid of Paris. How the scale of the show has changed with success is remarkable. It still moves at a fairly slow pace, and the scripts could use some work (it’s never going to be a quotable show), but luckily the source material is entertaining and the visuals are fantastic.
My only concern now is how they could possibly top last season. Bravo!