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"History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Sean Karp » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:09 pm

What do y'all think of the fighting shown here? Personally I like the flow, the fight tells a good story and I think the series has good potential for a good, fun show.

io9- "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as Game of Thrones".

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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Keith P. Myers » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:23 pm

Looks good! I've been looking forward to this series premiering. I didn't know whether it was going to be a documentary or a drama. Now that I see its a drama, I'm looking forward to it even more! Thanks for posting that. :D
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Joey Nitti » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:28 am

Keith P. Myers wrote:Looks good! I've been looking forward to this series premiering. I didn't know whether it was going to be a documentary or a drama. Now that I see its a drama, I'm looking forward to it even more! Thanks for posting that. :D


it's History Channel, of course it's drama! :lol:
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby W.T.Heinz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:03 am

Ancient Axemen? Where are the aliens?
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Keith P. Myers » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:26 pm

The first episode was pretty good. But what's all this about raiding to the west and there being nothing to the west? Where the heck are they? :?
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Jack Gassmann » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:12 am

Keith P. Myers wrote:The first episode was pretty good. But what's all this about raiding to the west and there being nothing to the west? Where the heck are they? :?

:lol: Hollywood geography... what can one expect from a channel that brings you "ancient aliens" and "a history of porn"

They could be in Norway? that would make west Sweden or Denmark, West might mean inland, which would be dumb.
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Sean Karp » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:54 am

It can be caught here for the first 2 episodes:

http://www.history.com/shows/vikings
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Postby Ted Elsner » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:08 pm

Jack Gassmann wrote:
Keith P. Myers wrote:The first episode was pretty good. But what's all this about raiding to the west and there being nothing to the west? Where the heck are they? :?

:lol: Hollywood geography... what can one expect from a channel that brings you "ancient aliens" and "a history of porn"

They could be in Norway? that would make west Sweden or Denmark, West might mean inland, which would be dumb.


If they are in Norway wouldn't west be England? Sweden is to the east of Norway no?

They do say east and mention Russia, for some reason I get the feeling they mean west as England or maybe even Iceland or Greenland? The show is sent in 793 so that would be pre-settlement of Iceland.
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Jack Gassmann » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:42 am

Ted Elsner wrote:
Jack Gassmann wrote:
Keith P. Myers wrote:The first episode was pretty good. But what's all this about raiding to the west and there being nothing to the west? Where the heck are they? :?

:lol: Hollywood geography... what can one expect from a channel that brings you "ancient aliens" and "a history of porn"

They could be in Norway? that would make west Sweden or Denmark, West might mean inland, which would be dumb.


If they are in Norway wouldn't west be England? Sweden is to the east of Norway no?

They do say east and mention Russia, for some reason I get the feeling they mean west as England or maybe even Iceland or Greenland? The show is sent in 793 so that would be pre-settlement of Iceland.


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I meant to say Finland, but raiding England Ireland or Iceland would make more sense.
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Re: "History Channel’s Vikings is just as brutal as GoT"

Postby Keith P. Myers » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:32 am

If they are in Norway wouldn't west be England? Sweden is to the east of Norway no?

They do say east and mention Russia, for some reason I get the feeling they mean west as England or maybe even Iceland or Greenland? The show is sent in 793 so that would be pre-settlement of Iceland.


Well, the previews suggest that Ragnar is going to raid a Church in episode 2. I would assume that would be in England. So, if they are concerned about raiding west, my next assumption is that they are in Denmark. But what seemed odd to me is that the implication is then that they were unaware that England existed, and they have never sailed over an open body of water. Its not that far from Denmark to England! The Saxons & Angles made the journey routinely well before this. So this kind of brings into question the History Channel's "history." But then, its likely that this series was made independantly and then sold to the History Channel after the fact.
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