The new scripted drama premieres tonight.
From the creator of "The Tudors" and starring former CK underwear model Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne.
I'm going to give it a shot...early reviews are encouraging, and I'm guessing many of the male characters will be hot, in an uncivilized, possibly murderous yet emotionally conflicted way. Kind of like some of the guys I've known from real life.
I want to see wanton pillaging and bedroom intrigue.
There are SOOOOO many ridiculously hot men on this show. I love it! And Travis Fimmel is simply gorgeous; mesmerizing eyes, beautiful face, hot body. If all Vikings had looked like that, I would've nominated myself their pass-around slut slave. Great series!
I LURVE this show
You may want to see pillaging, I just want to see some manly, hairy Viking Nordic ass.
Interesting episode where the slave (a young English monk) is invited by his Viking master to join him and his wife in their lovemaking.
Yes R5, was that historically accurate?
Did it hint at the combination of warrior on monk?
Anybody know Scandinavian pagan Penthouse-type stories?
[quote]Did it hint at the combination of warrior on monk?
No but the Viking seemed quiet eager to share his wife.
I thought that, too, R7 -- but then I wondered if it was a test, just as the same scenario was used by the leader (Gabriel Byrne) in an earlier episode. The man who agreed to have sex with the leader's wife, at the leader's invitation, was killed. In last night's episode, the blond Viking leaves entrusts his children to the monk, saying that he was responsible and trustworthy. I wonder if refusing the offer of sex proved his trustworthiness.
Or Vikings could have just been a horny bunch.
There's very little documented about Vikings and the homosex though it seems they followed the old, "It's okay as long as you are the one penetrating" rule.
You simply can't beat the 1958 film THE VIKINGS with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis in their prime, with Janet Leigh and Ernest Borgnine - great story and supporting characters, its got everything. I have to watch it everytime its on despite having the dvd. Its a childhood movie I still love now. That Welsh castle, the bear pit, the ships, the great photography by Jack Cardiff.
Ragnar and Rollo are two hot brothers in constant conflict. Our hero Ragnar is smart and sly, soft-spoken and wanting to learn English from the "priest." (Loving the English monk "priest," especially if he lets his hair grow out on top)
I really like the crazy genius boatbuilder Floki, with the crazy eyes.
Gabriel Byrne is very good as the bad guy monarch. His overpainted ambitious wife--wasn't she Schuster's wife on GLEE?
Gorgeous location shots from Ireland.
Anyway, it is good stuff... too bad that imported miniseries "The Bible" is grabbing all the attention.
I like the series as well.
I mentioned in the Travis Fimmel thread that he looked more into the threesome than the wife.
Jessylin Gilsig or whatever her name is, completely takes me out of the scenes she is in.
Hated her on Glee and don't like her here either.
Bitch had the man killed.
Like the crazy boat-builder, too.
The crazy boat builder is Gustaf Skarskad from the Skarskard family clan (Stellan is his father and Alexander is his brother) and he plays a gay character in the movie Patrik 1.5.
The earl's pudgy little henchman is the creepiest character on this show. When he killed that boy, it was horrifying.
I get a slashy vibe between Ragnar and the monk. When Raggy talks to him, he puts all his focus on him with this almost hungry look on his face. Ragnar's eyes never leave his face.
The promo for next weeks episode showed Ragnar injured and Athelstan praying -- he says something like "blessed mother, don't let this man die". The monk has Stockholm syndrome or is smitten.
Did I miss something?
Why is Ragnar a criminal all of a sudden? What did he do wrong?
So he killed that rapist, he was just covering up for his wife.
OMG, he's pretty!
THIS SHOW ROCKS. LEAD ACTOR TRAVIS IS SMOKING WHITE HOT. High quality production, 9 episodes... Awesome!
The show doesn't expose Travis's body.
Too bad it's so boring, too. A bunch of drummed-up, nonsensical conflicts that wouldn't have to happen.
The creators don't have any genuine stories to tell or real-world observations to make, nor any rich characters.
SEASON 2 STARTS TOMORROW, 02/27! Will we get to see Ragnar and Athelstan in some hot Viking/ex-monk homosex action?!
I can't get enough of Travis Fimmel's sexy-as-fuck body and gorgeous blue eyes! And he's still not married. Yay!
In case you need to catch up...
I DVRed the show, I watched last season, I agree, Travis is HOT, hots of HOT men in this show! Loki is crazy cool.
Any gossip on the Aussie, Travis ?
Didn't he say something homophobic at one point?
I discovered this show last year flipping around, and then locked on it and started fapping off.
I liked the show originally but the 2nd season is slow and repetitive: Vikings raid a village, beat the people there to death, take their treasures. Ragnar makes a soft-spoken speech to someone, with eyes blazing.
Second plot is boring: various people back at the village are scheming, like Rollo, Ragnar's new wife and Rollo's woman. Also, that blond guy with the braided beard still holds a grudge and is planning something.
Lagetha has a new man and her son is grown up, but it's not that compelling. Sonny is pissed at step-daddy and you know he's gonna go back to real Dad.
I liked the show in the first season and I like this season so far too. I thought last night's episode was great so I have to disagree with you, R26. I think Ragnar will have finally met his match in the Saxon King Ecbert. Will be interesting to see how that develops.
I'm not sure about that Fimmel guy as a viking, he looks as though he sparkles. Please don't tell me that they are sparkly vikings.
ALEXANDER LUDWIG is Bjorn this season! Holy fuck, he's gorgeous!
And I like the fact that they're still exploring the homoeroticism in Ragnar's and Athelstan's relationship (Athelstan is shown softly caressing the golden bracelet than Ragnar gave him). I think that Athelstan gave up him religion because of his love for Ragnar, but obviously he remains conflicted.
Travis Fimmel is incredible in this. His subtle facial and body movements that he uses to emphasize his lines are hypnotic.
Clive Standen is beautiful too. That one-punch knockout while seated of [the blond guy with the braided beard] was hilarious, and disturbingly sexy.
I can't believe that Gustaf and Alexander Skarsgard are brothers!
Katheryn Winnick is hot as Lagertha. Someone should get her into a superhero blockbuster stat.
I still say that Travis and George Blagden are fucking IRL.
AWESOME season so far!
Agree with you, R29. I love everything about this show. I never thought anything about VIkings could be this entertaining.
And Floki (Gustav Skarsgard) is both scary and sexy.
He looks like Stephanie March.
Does the viking go up into the viking in this show?
I have this recurring fantasy about being Rollo's cum bucket.
Gustaf Skarsgard is awesome in this. He's a great actor.
I loved the scene where Ragnar's first wife told him she wanted a divorce. Was there really such a thing as divorce during that time period?? Just poor writing sometimes.
Fimmel is ok as an actor. He lucked out with this role.
There is a Jimmy Kimmel interview where Fimmel comes across as a real idiot. Youtube it.
I want to love this show, but there are too many shortcomings to it. It could be much better.
Okay, can some regular viewers answer this: Does this show have a pro-Christian bias?
Not much of one, to be sure, but I watched a couple of episodes last night to see what it was like, and it seemed like the filmmakers did not share my enthusiasm for watching pagans slaughter Christians.
37 it most certainly does not.
Last night's episode showed them torturing a priest. The characters show much disdain for Christianity in general.
A few episodes ago, the guy with the nasty pigtail beard was fighting alongside Ragnar and Donal Logue against Rollo. After the fight, he was offered a percentage of the spoils of their future raids and he refused, if I remember correctly. Wasn't the offer made by DL's character? Why is he still harping on Ragnar? I must have missed why he still has a grudge, pouting and terrorizing Ragnar's village.
What's the dealio?.
I think Jarl Borg refused the land deal offered by Donal Logue's character (King Horik). All three men did agree to go raiding together but then King Horik told Ragnar that he changed his mind about it. So Borg is all ticked off at both of them and decided to start his plan of revenge by raiding Ragnar's village.
Forgot to add that Jarl Borg was actually fighting on the same side as Rollo, against Ragnar and King Horik.