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Any one else watching Vikings?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BEN LILLY, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    Pretty emtertaing violence:thumbup:
     
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  2. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Yup, not bad. The accents are pretty rough, but I think they've gotten pretty close.
     
  3. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    I don't have cable; but I'm a huge fan of the +Ulfberh+t sword.
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fairly believable fiction so far---although the Brit/Irish accents are a bit much at times.
     
  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    I saw one episode.

    I found it hard to believe they didn't know the British Isles were west. They never sailed down the coast before? You can see it from France.

    I kinda liked the "come here slave" bit right before they sailed.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think the point is this is when they first sailed WEST at all. It mentions they always raided to the East towards Russia.

    Also this is but one group of Vikings.

    I find it pretty good. Within limits of Television.
     
  7. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    The first recorded Viking raids on the British Isles were in 789BC. They believe the Norse likely first set foot in North America around 1060-1100, way before Columbus.

    Modern day the ferry from Newcastle, UK to Oslo takes 16 hours. So I bet it would take a few days with favorable winds to get there by longship.
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    liking it
     
  9. EOD

    EOD E. WA Member

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    I agree.

    You can ever notice that anytime they do a historical fiction show or movie that they default to a British accent, no matter what the intended language is?
     
  10. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I feel like they are trying to do a strange staccato accent. And when they are among the English, the Vikings speak a very Germanic, Nordic language and the Saxon Priests seem to be speaking a form of Old English, so I do give Kudos for that...But yes, all the British and Aussie actors do revert to an "English" type accent.

    At least it's better than Kevin Costner's accent in Robin Hood!
     
  11. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    I have rather enjoyed it so far. Ragnar.... Actually a name of a fairly famous Viking. Yeah, agree with Mark(yeah hard to believe, I know) but it seems to be set very early in the Viking exisitance. The setting seems to be Norway or Sweden. Denmark is flat. And the invention of the long boat was a major deal.... My ancestry comes from that part of the world so always interested in the topic.
     
  12. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I thought the Vikings were much more violent than whats on the show. I mean last week when Ragnor's wife stopped the rape of the Saxon woman was stretch. I thought in Viking culture of the time raping and pillaging were not only sanctioned and condoned but also encouraged.

    But I have ancesters who are Viking and I'm enjoying the show.
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well maybe the women folk especially ones who had recently just fought off a rape attempt weren't in on the program! not to mention she didn't like Kanute anyway.
     
  14. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and that society was different anyhow...The Norse, Pict, and Celtic societies in general held their women in very high regard. But raping your pillage victims was not out of bounds, though, I imagine the female warrior types were not fond of the practice.
     
  15. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Even back then wives were sucking all the fun out of husband's lives. ;)
     
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    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I watch it every sunday along with The Walking Dead. Two best shows on right now.
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    1/19/16

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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just finished watching the first season of Marco Polo on Netflix and was mildly entertained.
    I'll have to check on Xfinity to see if I can view the Vikings.
     
  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You've got just enough time to watch all three seasons before the fourth!
    I just repowerwatched the third to get all primed for the new season. axe me anything..! lol
     
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  20. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    Great sho