Never ever ever watch Vikings while waiting for Game of Thrones to come back on.
I beg you to hold out through the withdrawal because Vikings is awful in comparison.
I turned it on, and I was like “What is this shit? No dragons? No bitchin female characters? No porn like sex on TV? Only half attractive men? No asshole child inbred king that I love to hate? What the fuck is going on here? Jonnathan Hegg is a Viking not these guys…”
So yes just don’t. It’s like exchanging heroine for that krokodil shit.
No dragons? No because GoT is (high?) fantasy and Vikings is on THE HISTORY CHANNEL so it’s based on real people n’ stuff.
No bitchin female characters? I’M GONNA NEED YOU TO HOLD THE FRIGGLE FRAGGLE UP AND STEP THE HELL BACK BECAUSE LAGERTHA IS ONE OF THE MOST BITCHIN FEMALE CHARACTERS EVER. Firstly, she’s a shield-maiden aka a GIRL viking. She kicks just as much ass (hell even more so) than a lot of the guys on there and they all RESPECT THE FUCK OUT OF HER FOR IT. On a raid once she stopped one of the men from her OWN raid party from raping a young girl and when he tried to turn it on her she straight up fucked him up and killed him (he was also a spy for the Earl and she did it well knowing she could be killed for it but that sure as shit didn’t stop her!) She’s also a rad mom and wife who single handedly defended her own home from another raiding party coming in and trying to fuck her shit up. Oh and then her husband slept with another woman and knocked her up. You know what she did when he tried to turn it into a polygamous marriage? SHE NOPED THE FUCK OUT. She’d rather go off and be a simple farmer than stay with the cheating bastard and live in the lap of luxury as his first of two wives.
(she ain’t got time for no nonsense)
No porn like sex on tv? It’s not soft-core porn (which is what any sex on HBO is at this point and its fucking ridic) but History’s gotten away with some classy hotness between Lagertha & Ragnar. Did I mention they invited their prisoner priest friend to join them in a threesome? YEAH THAT ALMOST HAPPENED. As far as I can tell GoT has sex just to have sex; just to be racy and edgy and w/e I ain’t got time for that. Gimme those bloody viking raids instead! (which they do and I thank history for that!)
Only half attractive men? Well I can’t speak to everyone’s personal tastes but THEM LOTHBROK BROS GOT IT GOING ON. (but that might just be my long standing crush on Clive Standen kicking in for Rollo.) Travis Fimmel’s (Ragnar) eyes are beyond unreal and they gimme the tingles. Plus Floki cos he’s a Skarsgard and I think he’s an adorable crazy shit.
And as stated before, this is on the History channel. I don’t think they particularly cared TOO much about having nothing but attractive people running around. (That’s obviously all meant to be Rollo.)
I’m not saying this is one of the best shows ever but it’s pretty rad. You can’t possibly compare this to Game of Thrones because they are two entirely different types of shows. Vaguely similar elements yes, but in the end one is just grounded in more reality than the other and that’s that. I’m a fan of this show but have never once wanted to watch Game of Thrones because despite my love for the genre, it’s never appealed to me. *shrug*
So yeah, don’t go bashing a show that you went in expecting to be like Game of Thrones when it’s nothing like it at all. History is doing a fab job with Vikings and I hope they are able to continue it for a while.