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>it's a floki hates athelstan episode
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This show is fucking terrible.
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>>64581757
xD
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>>64581757
Nah, senpai. It's decent.

Things I like about it are some of the main cast and characters.

the cinematography which is a weird mix of Malick meets BBC Nature Docs. It is tryhard as fuck and sometimes results to nice scenes.

The passage of time is done pretty well here, not as good as say Friday Night Lights but better than say, Game of Thrones.

Season 1 and 3 (up until the terrible tweest) are my favorites.
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>>64581999
>terrible twist
it's literally what his son actually did
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>>64582054
I know. But from the point of the show, writing, execution it was terrible, cheap at least to me.
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>>64582099
I liked how they showed them failing to take the city, since storming a keep isn't something actually doable.

Why do you think it was terrible?
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>>64581699

This show is literally better than Game of Thrones.
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le quirky mushroom eating ship inventor xD
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>>64582129
It was written so emotionally and it was a great moment to pass of Ragnar and the Ragnar dying arc was honestly one of the saving graces in writing for this show. Everything about the acting, general writing of that arc and then it's just taken away when he doesn't (and really was never going to) die. If he had died there it had been a great end for him.

>>64582139
Well that does not take much.
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>>64582175
Pull down your pants, tuck your weak faggot boner between your legs, bend over and show us all your boy pussy you raging fucking fag.
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>>64582189
Also Rollo betraying-not-betraying-who-gives-a-fuck Ragnar for the millionth time is fucking awful
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>>64581757
The Last Kingdom is superior.
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Ragnar lothbrok
Ragnarok
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i don't know enough about history to piss all over this meme flick show but i guess that's why i kind of enjoy it. could be a lot better but meh
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>>64582230
Is it like Vikings but about English warriors? Does it have fantastic memecinematography like Vikings?
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>>64582175
I agree, it was very emotional, but killing Ragnar without fleshing out his sons first (Bjorn and Ivar) would have killed the show.
>>64582207
Well, he did become duke of normandy IRL, and there's going to be another conflict between him and his brother in s4 so..
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>>64582246
I came for the terrible cheese I imagined this show would have and I stayed for the Man of God Ragnar Lothbrok and memecinematography

>>64582261
>>I agree, it was very emotional, but killing Ragnar without fleshing out his sons first (Bjorn and Ivar) would have killed the show.
I see your point. I dont even think Bjorn is a good actor, he will be in trouble come season when Ragnar gets killed


>Well, he did become duke of normandy IRL, and there's going to be another conflict between him and his brother in s4 so..
IRL?How much can you really trust the sagas and poems this show is based on? Or are there French acounts for it too?

Seems like their relationship was straighjt from soap opera, again, the show lacked in execution.

but sometimes this show really finds something out of their actors and characters, like whole Ragnar grieving for Athelstan and turning to Christian which was neat.
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>>64582247
>Is it like Vikings but about English warriors?

It's about Danish and Anglo-Saxon warriors.
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>>64582230
Its equally shit. Especially with that whiney MC of theirs.

Only Alfred the Great makes that show bearable.
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>>64581699
Every episode?
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Athelstan and Floki were competing for the worst characters in the show.

One because Athelstan's actor sucked dick and was written horribly
Floki because he is a fucking meme character, feels like tryhard Jack Sparrow
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>>64582296
<IRL?How much can you really trust the sagas and poems this show is based on? Or are there French acounts for it too?

They're adapting the sagas to add drama, they made Rollo and Ragnar brother despite being atleast 60+years separating their birth. They'll also make Floki discover Iceland, I think.

But yeah Rollo's betrayal early in season 2 was handled poorly.
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>>64582306
>Only Alfred the Great makes that show bearable.

Excuse me, but Leofric is another good character. Ubba and Guthrum also good. Aethelwold is an annoying cunt but the actor plays the cunt well. Brida I quite liked too.
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>>64582381
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>>64582380
Oh. I don't think they should've made them brothers in the show. I just don't honestly understand their relationship and Rollo's anger that well in the show. It's lacking, really lacking. I don't feel it.
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>>64582430
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>>64582430
I think they wanted to make Rollo an antagonist way too early on. They should have made him and Ragnar way closer at the beginning of the show, and have him subtly drift apart ( because of Lagertha, Ragnar's fame, etc.. ) to make his "betrayal" (more like going his own way) cleaner.
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>>64582505
>>64582505
>) to make his "betrayal" (more like going his own way) cleaner.
Well the betrayals were clear in the show, that's the issue. It goes so fast from friend-to-enemy.

Agree 100% with everything you said. The way they established Rollo as character and his motivations REALLY grinds my gears. It's just too fast from 0 to 100.

I'm pretty critical of the show but that's just because I really like some of the brighter moments the show has and think it has potential to be a good show.
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>>64582546
Oh, I think it's a good show that has some great moments. (S2 finale)
I didn't think I'd even like it since I don't care about norse culture, but I'm more hyped for it than GoT this year.
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One of the best moments in the show are those when Ragnar gets into trouble because of his dick, because honestly he feels bit Gary Stu to me and one of the few times he has shit blowing up in his face is when he thinks with his dick.

Like early episodes with Ragnar, Aslaugh and Lagertha meeting are hilarious comedy.

>>64582589
I for myself like the arc of Ragnar grieving Athelstan and turning to Christian very much - and I'm atheist which is funny. I guess the actor nailed his emotions for that role.
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>>64582230
MY NAME IS UFTHRID IM DANE AND SAXON HURR
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>Watched some crappy ass WEB-DL 1080p release of the show.
>DIDNT SEE LAGERTHA RAGNAR ASLAUGH THREE SOME

kill me
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>>64582653
Do they show the uncut versions in Europe when the show is on? Or do I have to wait for uncut bluray release?
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>>64582609
I really like the direction they'll be going, with Ragnar's sons fighting Athelstan's Alfred once they're both gone.
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>>64582653
Where can i watch that?
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>>64582726
Well sht some Norwegian fuck was actually duke in France? Damn.
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>>64582762
You could argue that Rollo was a bigger figure in history than Ragnar.
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>>64582653
>>64582682
>>64582750
>he doesn't watch the deleted scenes
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>>64582848
FUCK WHEN DID THIS

FUCK

THIS SHIT WAS NOT ON MY WEB-DL

FUCKING CHRIST AND COCK SUCK
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>>64582905
you did see Aslaug sucking Bjorn's dick right?
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>>64582939
Now you are just b8'ing me
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>>64582817
Isn't that roughyl what the Seer says when Rollo goes to bitch at him about his life and Ragna

>you'd go dance naked on the beach
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>>64582953
nigga..
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I guess a lot of people don't know about the actual legends behind Ragnar('s Sons) and Rollo. If you want some spoilers, I'll write them out here.

Ragnar
>His sons are more famous than he is
>Loðbrók is a title which means "Hairy Breeches," which was given to him after Aslaug made him some impenetrable breeches before he sailed to England.
>Ragnar dies when King Aella captures him and throws him in a pit of snakes. The breeches save him, so they pull him out, strip him, and throw him back in.
>Ragnar's sons go full invasion made after his death
>Ivar the Boneless is a clever son of a bitch, and one of his stories is telling one of the English king's during parlay that "all they want is as much land as a cow covers). The English agree, and Ivar cuts the cow into such tiny pieces and scatter the pieces over such a large area that they get a whole city for their land.
>Ragnar's third wife, Þora, hasn't been mentioned in the show and probably won't be.
>Ragnar has never been proven to be real (historically), but his sons have been.


Rollo
>Not Ragnar's brother, they are years apart.
>After the norsemen threaten Frank lands, the King offers Rollo land and a title in exchange for defense against the other norsemen. That land is Normandy.
>Unlike other norse conquerers, Rollo fully integrates with the French and in one generation all of the settling norsemen only speak French.
>Successfully defends against other norsemen. His descendants eventually go on to conquer England.


Floki
>Discovered Iceland hundreds of years after the show takes place. Nothing else of note, really.
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Killing Jarl Borg off was a mistake
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>>64583123
It's ambitious to try to weave all this to a one show. This needs at least like what, 8 seasons to cover ALL of their legends?

Some of the execution and writing is off, like Floki. Grating character to say the least and the less screentime he has the better the episode is (Same with Athelstan, the actor was just incredibly bad most of the time)
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>>64583178
Anyone else got the biggest of boners here?
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>>64583258
Yes.

Also this woman was incredibly beautiful desu.
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>>64583321
>my boy ecbert hitting that
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>>64583123
I wrote all that off memory, so there may be a clerical error somewhere in there.

The last thing I want to mention is that the fuckers are speaking Icelandic in the show as opposed to Old Norse. Sure, I believe they are using Old Norse words, but the Icelandic pronunciation (especially "Ég" instead of "ek") kills me after all the work I've put into learning ON. The absolute worst was the early episodes of Season 3, when Lagertha and the King are speaking and they rely on the priest to translate. I'm nearly positive they were using Old English for the King (which came about post-norse influence) - I could understand most things he said via Old Norse, yet Lagertha acted like she hadn't a clue. It bothered my poor linguistic heart.
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>>64583379
>The last thing I want to mention is that the fuckers are speaking Icelandic in the show as opposed to Old Norse
Well the way language is done in the show, it's really not that important.

Everyone speaks English within their community (muh TRANSLATED FOR VIEWERS) and then spout some shit against Englishmen in whatever language and after one episode they've all taught the opposing side their language and now everyone speaks English

>dat episode where Ragnar takes up Athelstan's body near the waterfall and says 'this is as close to your God I can take you'
Sometimes this show really hits the feels and its in those moments its good.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YF0IgK4jXM
BASED ECBERT
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>>64583441
>All this time I never knew what a martyr was...
>...I still don't.
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>>64583503
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iZLoRObShM

This is far more based.

>>64583527
It was a great scene
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>>64583321
>Jennie Jacques

I remember her as this wench in Desperate Romantics.
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>>64583569
She has amazing eyes.
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>>64583578
and tits.
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>>64582762
>What is Normandy
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