General Vikings season 6

Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Kid, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    19,946
    Ratings:
    +31,107
    Watching Bjorn hike through the Sahara on a camel is fucking with my head.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    Good response to a legit question.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    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.
     
  4. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger The left-leaning voice of reason

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    33,899
    Ratings:
    +15,747
    I still dream of Ragnar and Athelstan sitting in the woods, Athelstan teaching Ragnar about England, Christianity, and ththe Anglo-Saxon language
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. blank

    blank Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,360
    Ratings:
    +8,384
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. blank

    blank Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,360
    Ratings:
    +8,384
    Stop being a shit head about it.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  7. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    19,946
    Ratings:
    +31,107
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    You're the only person acting like a baby.
     
  9. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    Think how different history would read if everyone could have read and written.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    19,946
    Ratings:
    +31,107
    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
     
  11. blank

    blank Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,360
    Ratings:
    +8,384
    Good point.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. blank

    blank Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,360
    Ratings:
    +8,384
    But a lot of history from other civilizations floats between those two realms.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J Smesher of Dream
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,618
    Ratings:
    +27,713
    Ragnar Floki and mushrooms was the pinnacle of that show
     
  15. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger The left-leaning voice of reason

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    33,899
    Ratings:
    +15,747
    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).
     
  16. Jesus X

    Jesus X Fixins.

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    14,184
    Ratings:
    +18,588
    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.
     
  17. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    Like, before the first episode.
     
  18. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J Smesher of Dream
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,618
    Ratings:
    +27,713
    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?

    fun stuff
     
  19. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J Smesher of Dream
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,618
    Ratings:
    +27,713
    I liked the first 3-4 episodes...might have been the song and setting though
     
  20. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    I enjoy the whole series, but it's been historically inaccurate from the outset.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  21. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J Smesher of Dream
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,618
    Ratings:
    +27,713
    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
     
  22. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    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.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  23. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J Smesher of Dream
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,618
    Ratings:
    +27,713
    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
     
  24. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22,969
    Ratings:
    +23,851
    There were multiple points during the first few seasons where I was very, very sad that the show didn't have nudity.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  25. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J Smesher of Dream
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,618
    Ratings:
    +27,713
    I heard there was a version with more nudity...not sure about that though
     
Draft saved Draft deleted