Vikings is an Irish-Canadian historical drama TV show written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History. Three wonderful seasons have been released and the series was renewed for a fourth season on 26 March 2015. It’s inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), his brother Rollo (Clive Standen), his son Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), his wife the shieldmaiden Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and the princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland). Hard times, full of adventures and tragic moments like the Norse invasion of England and France in the 9th century.
The Last Kingdom is a British television series, an eight-part adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels series The Saxon Stories and it focus on Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon), the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, who was kidnapped by Norsemen and reared as one of them. Thus, his loyalties are constantly tested. The series premiered on 10 October 2015 on BBC America, and on BBC Two in the UK on 22 October 2015, and we are hooked on this show now.
In fact, The Last Kingdom is great because the characters are well drawn, the actors are excellent (I love David Dawson as King Alfred), and violence is always justified. Here, the true conflict lies in the time before swords and ideologies clash, where characters speak about their objectives, likes and loves.
But Vikings is also fantastic because the show gives us a lesson about a time and a culture which have been unknown until now. Also, it delves into the psychology of some characters who are doing history. What to say about Rollo and Lagertha? I miss them on my small screen!
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Definitely, two great shows about the 9th century. What is your favorite? Tell us your opinion now!
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