Vikings Season 5a – A Review

Hello my lovely readers!
I was super excited when Vikings returned for a 5th season at the end of November. The first half recently concluded, so it’s time to share my thoughts with you!

 

The Plot:
The season kicks off with Ivar, Ubbe and Hvitserk still in East Anglia while Bjorn and Halfdan set out for the Mediterranean Sea. Lagertha tries to keep things up back in Kattegat which proves rather difficult.
Soon before long all of them shall meet again…

 

The Rating:
I had been counting the days for Vikings to return with a new season! So you can guess how thrilled I was when they began with a double episode.
As you may have guessed, season 5 has everything to offer, we learned to appreciate during the last season: interesting places, strong female characters, great dialogues and super impressive battle scenes. 
Let me tell you upfront, it is a very good season that will keep you intrigued. But we’ve reached the point where things start to get a little repetitive. It’s a bit too much of the same despite being carried out meticulously.
The first half of season 5 ends not with a fizzle but with a bang, so I’m still stoked for the next 10 episodes. So far this show has been one of my favorites, so I hope they have something big in store!
I enjoyed Katheryn Winnick’s performance as Lagertha as well as Alex Hogh, who did a particularly haunting job. The latest addition to the cast was Jonathan Rhys Meyers who did not quite work out for me in the show. He was good, but I didn’t really feel his character or consider him all too necessary.

All in all the first half of season 5 was quite impressive, however, they need to step up the game in order to keep it interesting. Otherwise it’ll be just more of the same which will get boring, even if the show is good!

 

Did you watch Vikings? Let me know in the comments what you think!

 

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