Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Kid, Aug 23, 2018.
Watching Bjorn hike through the Sahara on a camel is fucking with my head.
Good response to a legit question.
Lagertha is still around.
The only major character they really killed off was Ragnar (which they had to for obvious reasons) and Aethelstan obviously had to go because he can't exist without Ragnar.
I still dream of Ragnar and Athelstan sitting in the woods, Athelstan teaching Ragnar about England, Christianity, and ththe Anglo-Saxon language
Rollo is basically out of the picture and Eckbert is dead and the skinny, weird/hot viking queen was killed by Lagertha and the one weird/hot English queen (had sex with or was pissed on by Ragnar) is dead- those were all compelling characters. The new characters are stuck with shit plots.
Bjorn is a decent character but basically only as an uber-competent warrior in battle.
The Norwegian king who's useless with women is decent.
Ubbe is ok.
Floki's storyline is shitty but Floki still has potential as a character.
Stop being a shit head about it.
I'm not sure where I am in the show so I figured I'd spoiler this.
I was doing some reading, and most accounts have Halfdan as a son of Ragnar. Some actually believe that Halfdan and Hvitserk are the same person. Hvitserk means "white shirt", so it's possible that wasn't his given name and he was actually Halfdan.
For those that suck at names:
In the show, Hvitserk is the brother that sticks with Ivar.
Halfdan is King Harald's brother. Tatted up face. The one who goes exploring with Bjorn and is eventually killed by King Harald in battle.
There are other accounts that Halfdan is actually the FATHER of King Harald.
Norse history provides some interesting reading.
You're the only person acting like a baby.
Think how different history would read if everyone could have read and written.
I think the Viking Age is particularly hard because much of their "history" floated between factual and mythical as if they were one and the same. Their stories are cross-referenced with the historical documents from the more developed countries at that time, and efforts to separate fact from fiction were done via deductive reasoning. This is known as Comparative History.
Comparative history - Wikipedia
But a lot of history from other civilizations floats between those two realms.
The issue with comparative history (still better than nothing) is that you get periods, sometimes really long ones, where groups of people just disappear from history for long periods of time. Makes me think of the womb of nations, where some of histories best armies came from, but we know virtually nothing about them.
Ragnar Floki and mushrooms was the pinnacle of that show
Hirst (the writer of this show) said fuck history a long time ago.
Just look at the storyline with King Alfred and his older brother and then check the historical account (which The Last Kingdom portrayed fairly accurately).
I have this on my amazon prime list haven't gotten around to watch it, I barely got hulu too so I have too many shows I haven't watched.
Like, before the first episode.
anybody ever see the bloopers
the modern sole on bottom of a shoe?
or the guy or gal that had no idea how to swing an Ax that was far to light to be a real Ax?
I liked the first 3-4 episodes...might have been the song and setting though
I enjoy the whole series, but it's been historically inaccurate from the outset.
Oh, got it
fell off for me somewhere along the line
I do love period pieces and am somewhat uneducated on the history so that didn't really get me...the silly/poor acting is what gets me in shows usually
Most of the characters were real people and most of the stories in the show happened in some capacity. But most of the characters lived at different times, and they play very fast and loose with which people were involved in what stories.
honestly the most unrealistic part of the whole series is that Athlestan didn't Bang Lagertha when She wanted it
was all downhill from there
There were multiple points during the first few seasons where I was very, very sad that the show didn't have nudity.
I heard there was a version with more nudity...not sure about that though