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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Featured TV Series: Vikings

History channel's "Vikings" is inspired by the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best known Vikings of mythology.  The series follows Ragnar's rise from a farmer to a chief and eventually King. His vision and desire to expand takes the Vikings to England and France in search of land and glory.

He is aided by his brother Rollo, his adviser Floki, his son Bjorn, and his wives, the shieldmaiden Lagertha and the princess Aslaug.  However, his most trusted friend and adviser soon becomes Athelstan, an English priest taken hostage on Ragnar's first raid of the English coast.

On the one hand, by portraying the mighty and fearsome Ragnar as a husband and a father, a man with marital troubles and who cares about his people and the future, the series shows the more human side of the Vikings.  On the other hand, there is no shortage of blood lust and barbarism.  They are fierce warriors, and have no qualms about slaughtering innocents for their own expansion.

With just the right mix of historical fact, well developed human characters, violence, sex, and incredible scenery, I consider "Vikings" one of the best shows running right now.  

Watch "Vikings" Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on History Channel.

What do you think of Vikings?

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