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Re: History Channels "VIKINGS" - "SPOILERS"
« Reply #105 on: February 02, 2017, 12:15:27 PM »
I liked the finale a lot and now looking back on this season it wasn't all that bad. Wish they wouldn't have split the season for that long a duration but it looks as if they've already filmed at least half of season 5 and it'll be back this fall. Introducing the Knights Templar is going to be awesome.
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« Reply #106 on: February 02, 2017, 12:54:52 PM »
Yea I agree, overall a pretty solid season except for a few things.

Introducing the Knights Templar is going to be awesome.
Oh was wondering about that end scene, that's should be interesting.  :tup
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Re: History Channels "VIKINGS" - "SPOILERS"
« Reply #107 on: February 03, 2017, 04:29:14 AM »
Yeah, that end scene was weird and pointless without context, and that dude's haircut is so 2016 it just took me right out of it. Not a good scene to end on given how excellent the rest of the episode was, and it served no purpose. They should have just left it out entirely and left it for next season.

Aside from that, great episode. The battle was possibly the best they've had on the show. Some very notable character deaths in the episode that made me sad. We've lost too many characters this season. :(

Good for Ivar throwing that axe at his bro. He was overdue for going nuts again. :metal
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« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2017, 10:18:52 AM »
Yeah, that end scene was weird and pointless without context, and that dude's haircut is so 2016 it just took me right out of it. Not a good scene to end on given how excellent the rest of the episode was, and it served no purpose. They should have just left it out entirely and left it for next season.

Aside from that, great episode. The battle was possibly the best they've had on the show. Some very notable character deaths in the episode that made me sad. We've lost too many characters this season. :(

Good for Ivar throwing that axe at his bro. He was overdue for going nuts again. :metal

Totally agree that the introduction of the Knights Templar seemed a bit rushed and 'off'. Unless you watched the Season 5 trailer and dug a little bit you'd not know that he was a Templar.

Also, they had been building to Ivar killing his brother the entire season....was a perfect exclamation point to the end of the season and verified that Ivar is indeed a tad looney.
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« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2017, 03:43:25 AM »
My favorite three characters have been Athelstan, Ragnar, and Ecbert. And now none of them are left. But the remaining characters are interesting enough.

And I'm glad Helga died and finally put an end to that dumb "this is my daughter now i love her" psychosis plot.
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« Reply #110 on: February 13, 2017, 03:53:50 AM »
Watched the finale last night. Pretty good. I was sad to see the end of Ecbert, but the old dog had one last trick up his sleeve. He made that 'deal' with Bjorn for the rights to the land, knowing that Bjorn had no idea he was no longer the king, and probably had no power to make such a bargain.

I was a bit annoyed that Aethylwulf survived the battle. I find him pretty annoying.

I'd like to see more of Ivar on the rampage next season.

I agree with the introduction on the warrior monk guy. They must be setting him up as another big bad for next season, but it just felt tacked on. I had no idea he was supposed to be a Templar. Obviously the vow of celibacy was optional in his particular group..  ;)

I think it's going to be interesting to see how the next season holds up without Ragnar. It felt like they were kinda phasing him out for parts of this season, so maybe that was intentional, to bring other characters forward and have them continue the story..

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« Reply #111 on: January 04, 2018, 07:58:15 AM »
Anyone still watching this show? I freaking love it  :metal   It's so well done and even in the aftermath of killing of the main character (Ragnar) who had held the show together for four seasons......they've managed to keep the story interesting and compelling.

I had read last year that this season 5 was to be the last season, BUT...I just read an article that said they've renewed for a (20) episode Season 6!! They are getting 7.8 Million viewers per episode. I think that speaks to how well done this show is. The production alone is top notch.
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« Reply #112 on: January 04, 2018, 12:56:30 PM »
Iím still watching, but I donít love it as much as you seem to do. I like it, and yeah the production is great, but I do feel the writing is pretty uneven. Sometimes itís great, sometimes less so.
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« Reply #113 on: January 04, 2018, 01:32:26 PM »
Iím still watching, but I donít love it as much as you seem to do. I like it, and yeah the production is great, but I do feel the writing is pretty uneven. Sometimes itís great, sometimes less so.

I pretty much said this in the GOT thread but I just don't see that. They have several story lines going at once and they all keep moving along with not stagnation. You can't say that for a lot of shows out there. The battle scenes are excellent as well
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« Reply #114 on: January 04, 2018, 02:05:13 PM »
Ah - I didnít realise S5 had already started. I do love this show, but Iíll have to see what my options are for watching here in the UK. I think Amazon Prime might be the only show in town.

Iím really looking forward to see what happens with Ivar.

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« Reply #115 on: January 04, 2018, 11:24:22 PM »
I pretty much said this in the GOT thread but I just don't see that. They have several story lines going at once and they all keep moving along with not stagnation. You can't say that for a lot of shows out there. The battle scenes are excellent as well

I agree that it never really stagnates anywhere, so thatís not really my issue. My issue is more the way they jump from storyline to storyline without any real since of weight to the events. Like, two episodes ago, defeating the english was the most important and main storyline, now they havenít mentioned or seemingly given a thought to it in a while. Bjornís most important thing in life was exploring the mediterranean, but after some weird and completely consequence-less story line he immideately goes home.

And now this battle that has had pretty much all of two episodes of build-up is suddenly íthe end of the worldí and íthe battle that will tear our world apartí. Hype that I do not feel that theyíve earned but are just trying to force on me with words. I donít dislike the show, if I did I wouldnít still be watching. Itís definetely interesting, but in terms of pure dramaturgy, I find quite a few other shows superior.
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