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VIkings Show: anyone else watching this terrific show?
april 1, 2013 | self

Posted on 04/01/2013 7:19:37 PM PDT by beebuster2000

hey, just wondering if any other freepers are into this show?

its awesome, and wondering if you have any idea what will happ to ragnar's brother?


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: ragnar; vikings
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1 posted on 04/01/2013 7:19:37 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

Its an entertaining show but its a bit of a stretch to call it history. Still good enough for watching.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 7:21:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I think Ragnar’s brother is experiencing an eye problem. I like the show.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:03 PM PDT by joelt
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To: cripplecreek

I have been watching, last two eps on dvr. Viking women can hold their own.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 7:30:47 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: joelt

I do not plan on missing any episodes. Outstanding series.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 7:31:15 PM PDT by Ax
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To: joelt

I do not plan on missing any episodes. Outstanding series.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 7:31:16 PM PDT by Ax
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To: beebuster2000

I enjoy it, it’s just fun.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 7:32:33 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: beebuster2000

Who cares if it is true. Not sure if that was the intent. It is a great action series. Fun to watch.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 7:32:35 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: beebuster2000

I’m laid up today and tomorrow because of my wisdom teeth and watched the third and fourth episodes today. Ragnar reminds me of the kid from Sons Of Anarchy.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 7:35:41 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: beebuster2000

Stopped watching after Tarkenton retired.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 7:37:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: beebuster2000

My husband & I are totally hooked on this show. It’s so beautiful to see, and I love the attention to detail in the sets, costumes, etc. Also a great story. I was surprised Ragnar’s brother held fast & didn’t talk — I thought he’d sell him out. I’m just wondering if the Earl’s attack on Ragnar’s settlement (and who were all those other people? friends, slaves, family, what?) was outside the law. Looking forward to next week!!


11 posted on 04/01/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: beebuster2000
Katheryn Winnick

Ragnar's wife is hot, but it's about as much history as their Ancient Aliens series...

12 posted on 04/01/2013 7:45:37 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: beebuster2000

Been watching from the beginning, and am enjoying it immensely. Travis Flimmel who plays Ragnor starred with Patrick Swayze in the A&E series “The Beast.” Swayze played a seasoned FBI agent, with Flimmel as his rookie partner. Sadly, Swayze passed away not long after the one and only season aired. I was hoping to see Flimmel again, and was glad to see him cast for this series.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 7:46:20 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL!!


14 posted on 04/01/2013 7:55:40 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: beebuster2000

History Chanel, or Dramatic History Channel? Still I like the show, but not as “HISTORY”!


15 posted on 04/01/2013 7:55:49 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: beebuster2000

Best Vikings since Kirk and Tony hung up their shields.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 7:58:27 PM PDT by Argus
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To: beebuster2000

17 posted on 04/01/2013 8:00:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Snickering Hound

I don’t know. I’ve done some reading of Viking history, and so far it doesn’t seem so far off. I really do like the excellent attention to detail. The weapons especially. What do you take issue with?


18 posted on 04/01/2013 8:05:58 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: mass55th

Same here.

I liked Flimmel in The Beast and am liking The Vikings.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 8:08:48 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: beebuster2000

I hope that bald little bastard gets it in the end.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 8:10:14 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Sawdring

Ragnar reminds me of the kid from Sons Of Anarchy.
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I was thinking the exact same thing and even checked out IMDB to find out. Nope, different actors, but they could be brothers.

Good series from Michael Hirst but not near as good as Downton Abby.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 8:41:25 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: beebuster2000

I am definitely enjoying it ;)


22 posted on 04/01/2013 8:47:21 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: beebuster2000

BUT... I have to wait for an upload to a torrent site so I can download it (and a couple of other series).


23 posted on 04/01/2013 8:48:40 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: navymom1

“In 845, the Viking raider and extortionist extraordinary Ragnar Lothbrok slipped up the Seine with 120 ships—an estimated 5,000 men—to Paris, where King Charles the Bald paid him 7,000 pounds of gold and silver to leave in peace.

A contemporary wrote that “never had [Ragnar] seen, he said, lands so fertile and so rich, nor ever a people so cowardly.”


24 posted on 04/01/2013 8:49:07 PM PDT by Old Griz
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To: beebuster2000

What’s the ACTUAL title....I’m looking to buy the DVD’s


25 posted on 04/01/2013 8:54:29 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Ax

That lead warrior is bad *ss....wish he was in DC


26 posted on 04/01/2013 8:58:02 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: beebuster2000

Never mind....I found it...thanks for posting.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 8:58:20 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: beebuster2000; All

Historically, Rollo, from the Jarls (Earls) of Orkney, took his Normans (Norse Men)to France - where he signed a treaty with the king, making him hereditary Count of Rouen - Thus, we have ‘Normandy.”

His descendants were called Dukes of Normandy - down to William, Duke of Normandy - who attacked England and became “William the Conqueror”.

So, if they stick to history - don’t worry about Rollo ;o)

Now, Ragnar, on the other hand, has a rather viscious ending


28 posted on 04/01/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Husker24

You and me both.


29 posted on 04/01/2013 9:06:33 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: beebuster2000

Love the show....wondering where the captured english preist character leads us.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 9:10:33 PM PDT by sbark
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To: beebuster2000
Actually, no. I am not watching that lousy show. Rather watch dancing with the stars.

NOT!

31 posted on 04/01/2013 9:35:11 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: beebuster2000

great show, i enjoy it.


32 posted on 04/01/2013 9:38:32 PM PDT by exist
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To: navymom1

Ragnar’s hot.
Jax is not.

:)


33 posted on 04/01/2013 10:09:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: beebuster2000

The Minnesota Vikings show? or the Norsemen of Greenland?


34 posted on 04/01/2013 10:15:51 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Snickering Hound

For one thing, that’s not the same kind of chest protector Brunhilda wore.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 10:52:01 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Old Griz

Soooo,
It seems then that the French have been pussies for at least 1168 years?


36 posted on 04/02/2013 3:26:23 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: beebuster2000

To each his own. I tried and, to me, it’s just a soap opera in dirty furs.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 4:50:20 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Argus

“Best Vikings since Kirk and Tony hung up their shields.”

As I recall, Ernest Borgnine played Ragnar in this film. He was executed by being thrown into a pit of dogs, after asking for a sword so he may enter Valhalla.

I can’t remember my daughter’s phone number, but I remember that! He da MAN.


38 posted on 04/02/2013 5:05:00 AM PDT by Makana (.)
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To: beebuster2000
Great show! I wonder how accurate the viking life is depicted? Everything revolves around who are we going to raid, pillage and rape next. If you were unable to fight you had no right to live.
39 posted on 04/02/2013 7:10:00 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Snickering Hound

They get more right than they get wrong. I’m actually impressed.


40 posted on 04/02/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Bikkuri

First 5 episodes can be watched online on the History Channels website.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 7:16:23 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’m about to join you since they traded Havin and re-signed worthless simpson and doubled down on Ponder...


42 posted on 04/02/2013 8:09:48 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: Salamander

Ragnar’s hot.
Jax is not.

:)
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LOL


43 posted on 04/02/2013 9:44:29 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: Dead Corpse

Hmm.. I tried, but it doesn’t seems to work from Japan :/


44 posted on 04/02/2013 10:46:54 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Bikkuri

See if it’s on here...

http://www.historychannel.co.jp/english/


45 posted on 04/02/2013 10:55:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: cripplecreek
Its an entertaining show but its a bit of a stretch to call it history. Still good enough for watching.

Name me any show that isn't a bit of a stretch to call history. Does this show have some historical inaccuracies? Yes, but they've also showed some fairly accurate historical data as well (I was impressed with the monks actually speaking Middle English, with modern English subtitles)...

the infowarrior

46 posted on 04/02/2013 11:34:23 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: beebuster2000
The main character is loosely based on a Viking named Ragnal. It looks like the producers used the Norse sagas for character development so historical accuracy may suffer a bit. The little blond son Bjorn is probably going to turn out to be Bjorn Ironside who will out strip his father Ragnar in deeds of raiding and plundering even raiding into the Mediterranean and plundering the south of France and the Italian coast.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rn_Ironside

In episode 3 when Ragnars wife Lagertha goes along on a raid Ragnar puts his priest captive in charge. Before Lagertha leaves she cautions the priest if anything happens she will rip the lungs from his body. She is referring to the rite of the Blood-Eagle.

47 posted on 04/02/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT by Polynikes (Yo Homie. That my briefcase?)
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To: Polynikes

I’m waiting for the series of episodes that will depict the Vikings heading west to Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and into the North American Midwest.


48 posted on 04/02/2013 12:05:12 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

The series creators have talked about future seasons covering people like Leif Erikson, Eirik the Red etc.

Personally I would like to see Harald Haardraade :)


49 posted on 04/02/2013 2:49:57 PM PDT by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: Eurotwit

They will have totally ignored St. Brendan The Navigator’s discovery of North America in the 5th century AD.


50 posted on 04/02/2013 5:39:06 PM PDT by Ax
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