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« 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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« 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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« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2018, 03:01:43 PM »
The latest episode was really artsy. Even though it doesn't really fit together with the rest of the show and only contributes to the slight feeling of not being focused, I did appreciate it. On its own, it was good. I got a tad over ambitious at times, with some strange editing, a few moments of really bad fight choreograohy, and some really bad CGI skeletons. But I do respect what they tried to do here, and when it comes to the main battle, I think they mostly pulled it off.

I don't think they should have included Floki's story this week though, it would have been better had they kept the focus on the battle and had all the Iceland stuff here happen last week or something.
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« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2018, 07:27:03 PM »
The latest episode was really artsy. Even though it doesn't really fit together with the rest of the show and only contributes to the slight feeling of not being focused, I did appreciate it. On its own, it was good. I got a tad over ambitious at times, with some strange editing, a few moments of really bad fight choreograohy, and some really bad CGI skeletons. But I do respect what they tried to do here, and when it comes to the main battle, I think they mostly pulled it off.

I don't think they should have included Floki's story this week though, it would have been better had they kept the focus on the battle and had all the Iceland stuff here happen last week or something.

Yeah...it was definitely different, but I did like it. It was a cool way to pull off Ďanotherí battle scene. Iíve always enjoyed the battle scenes in this show...very well choreographed....good production....so I thought their attempt at changing it up was neat.

And I agree Flokiís storyline could have been pushed off until a different time. Plus, Iím not all that excited about that particular storyline. Seems kind of silly at the moment.

 But Iím totally digging the show still. I think itís been consistent throughout its run.
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« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2018, 10:48:48 AM »
Was wondering where Rollo was so it's nice seeing him back, so that should be interesting.  :tup

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« Reply #119 on: January 30, 2018, 11:19:44 AM »
Was wondering where Rollo was so it's nice seeing him back, so that should be interesting.  :tup

would love it if he rolled into Katticut and flipped the script on Ivar and Co........sided with Lagatha and Bjorn. I don't think that's out of the question. He looked pimp though  :lol
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« Reply #120 on: January 31, 2018, 11:07:28 AM »
Was wondering where Rollo was so it's nice seeing him back, so that should be interesting.  :tup

would love it if he rolled into Katticut and flipped the script on Ivar and Co........sided with Lagatha and Bjorn. I don't think that's out of the question. He looked pimp though  :lol
Yea that would be sweet although I wonder why he sent an army to fight for Ivar then? Maybe he changed his mind or he has a counterattack planned.
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« Reply #121 on: January 31, 2018, 12:19:02 PM »
Was wondering where Rollo was so it's nice seeing him back, so that should be interesting.  :tup

would love it if he rolled into Katticut and flipped the script on Ivar and Co........sided with Lagatha and Bjorn. I don't think that's out of the question. He looked pimp though  :lol
Yea that would be sweet although I wonder why he sent an army to fight for Ivar then? Maybe he changed his mind or he has a counterattack planned.

If he's anything like Ragnar or learned anything from him it'd be having a plan that included some sort of misdirection. Either way, it'll be cool to see him involved in the story again.
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« Reply #122 on: February 01, 2018, 08:28:48 AM »
So, was ep10 the last of the season?

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« Reply #123 on: February 01, 2018, 08:45:36 AM »
So, was ep10 the last of the season?

I'm confused on this as well. They said this was the Mid season finale.....and there were more episodes to come in 2018 which leads me to believe those would still be season 5. I know they renewed Vikings for a (20) episode 6th season.
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« Reply #124 on: February 01, 2018, 09:05:29 AM »
Yes, episode 10 was officially a mid season finally so there are 10 more season 5 episodes to go. However, the mid season break for season 4 was an insane 7 months, so if anything like that happens this time we won't get more Vikings for quite a while. At that point I think they should just call it season 6, but for some reason they don't want to do that.
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« Reply #125 on: February 01, 2018, 09:08:45 AM »
Yes, episode 10 was officially a mid season finally so there are 10 more season 5 episodes to go. However, the mid season break for season 4 was an insane 7 months, so if anything like that happens this time we won't get more Vikings for quite a while. At that point I think they should just call it season 6, but for some reason they don't want to do that.

That's what was weird....that long break. I don't think it'll be that long because (I'll try to find the article) when I read about season 6 they said that it'd premier late 2018. If that's the case then you have 2-1/2 months of season 5 left....which maybe those air April/May leading into the summer.....then summer break and Season 6 kicks off Novemberish?

Either way.....there's a guaranteed (30) episodes of this show still to come which is freakin awesome in my book  :metal
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« Reply #126 on: February 02, 2018, 05:26:28 AM »
Bummer! I need more Katheryn Winnick.  :eek

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Bummer! I need more Jennie Jacques.  :eek
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« Reply #128 on: February 14, 2018, 02:42:30 AM »
Bumping 'cause I finally catched up, last time around I waited for the entire season 4 to finish, now I watched the first half of season 5.

Well.... Travis Fimmel as Ragnar was the casting decision of a lifetime, I'm talking Heath Ledger as Joker level. Without both the actor and the character, his absence is sorely and utterly missed. Lagertha and Floki has to carry the show in a sense, and of course there are Ragnar's sons: two dull ones (one dead), a generic good guy and that goddamn psycho of Ivar.

I really, really dislike Ivar and there's nothing I like about him. His face, his haircut, his psychotic behiavour, his bullying attitude, nothing at all. And this is not a critique to the actor or the writers - most likely this is the entire point. TV and movies are full of badass villains you can root for somehow - Hannibal Lecter, Walter White, Tony Montana etc... Ivar probably is not meant to be one of them. You're MEANT to be annoyed by him and not like him one bit.

Ivar at least had one badass scene, him surrounded in the pouring rain in York screaming at all the englishmen with a blood stained face. But then again, there's a cripple sitting down alone and isolated in front of, what, 453 people and NOBODY is able to put an arrow in his foul mouth? really? ONE tried and missed and that was it?

Also, I'm not convinced about Heachmund, is he meant to be evil Athlestan being spirited away to Kattegat, only to woo Lagertha in no time to the point that she wants a goodbye kiss before the battle? battle that ages her in record time making finally the catch-up with her age (C'mon she should be 50 by now).

On the english side, Aethelwulf seemed to finally develop - there was a scene of him talking to the nobles on the throne and I swear he looked like Ecbert, maybe it was a conscious directing choice but he had the posture, the way of speaking and the mannerisms of his father, maybe he's becoming a more cunning and interesting character no wait nevermind he's dead stung by a bee. WTF?

Anyway, Floki's scenes of him exploring Iceland are of a mesmerizing beauty. Makes me wanna visit the place!
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« Reply #129 on: February 14, 2018, 07:48:16 AM »
Well.... Travis Fimmel as Ragnar was the casting decision of a lifetime, I'm talking Heath Ledger as Joker level.

Totally agree. This show isn't the same without him.....and I kind of look at everything after Ragnar's death as a different show. It's still well produced....the fight scenes are awesome....and for the most part the story continues to progress. I still like the show and will watch until the final scene....simply too much time invested into it now NOT to. But I"ll admit that it just isn't the 'same' without Ragnar and Travis Fimmel.
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