Vikings: Season 6

Hello guys!
I finally made it to the end of the Vikings saga. It’s an amazing show but after season 5 I needed a breather, so it took me quite a while to finalle get started on the sixth and final season. Was it a worthy end to the show? Let’s find out!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Season six returns following the battle between brothers which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. While Lagertha has her own agenda – to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm, but new dangers lurk close to home. This season, the Vikings continue to take over Scandinavia as Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Torvi (Georgia Hirst) travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling around Floki’s (Gustaf Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.

The Rating:

I’m a little torn on this one. We got some amazing moments, with one episode that is among my favorites from the entire show. But overall the season felt really slow. Maybe it would have been better had I watched it as season 6A and 6B. The final season was released in two halfs with almost an entire year between them. With this pause in-between, I might have been more excited overall and enjoyed the pace more. However, as is there was just not enough story to fill 20 almost 1 hour episodes. At the same time, it feels weird that the pace seemed way too slow, as so many things happened in this season. I want to talk about some of those things in detail, so beware of spoilers after the *read more* button.

Before I get into the plot, let me just say that in terms of the cast and their performances, I have no complaints whatsoever. While I may not have been on board with the story 100% of the time, the actors and actresses never disappointed me.

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Vikings Season 5b – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
I’m currently catching up with my reviews on all the shows I finished within the last half year. The return of Vikings for the second part of season 5 was one that got me really excited, so let’s talk about it!

The Plot:

Ivar takes over Kattegat and declares himself king. In the meantime, Lagertha and her remaining supporters leave for East Anglia, hoping to settle there.
But of course, nothing ever goes according to plan…

The Rating:

Well, what can I say?
If you’ve loved every season up to this point, you’ll also enjoy this one.
5b is a solid season with some great battle scenes. However, in the end, it’s just more of the same. The writers try hard to show us new things, but we’ve reached a point where it all looks the same and feels the same.
Although I love the show, I am glad it will end after season six. The show honestly has reached its expiration date and it’s better to let it go instead of squeezing ten other seasons out just for the money.

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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.  Continue reading

5 Thoughts on Vikings Season 4

Hey Folks!
So, I finally finished watching Season 4 of History channel’s epic Vikings saga.

 

Thought #1 – History:
What I always enjoyed about Vikings is real historical foundation it’s built on. I spent lots of time after each season, researching all the fascinating events. In this season it felt like more liberties were taken to depict the events, although it’s mostly still very accurate. Some things did feel a little exaggerated, but who knows. It could be what really happened!

 

Thought #2 – Lagertha:
Lagertha certainly is the most badass bitch in history. I think her part of the story is the free-styled one. However, Katheryn Winnick surprises and impresses me each time she enters the picture. Her portrayal of Lagertha is one of my all-time favourite female characters. Lagertha knows what she wants, she is skilled, she knows how to fight and never backs down. The fact that there actually was a real Viking shieldmaiden makes it even better! Continue reading

3 New Seasons to be excited about this Spring!

Hello, hello, hello!

Winter is almost over and we almost reached the point where many awesome TV shows return for another season. This spring we have a bunch of great stuff to expect. Read on to find out which new season I can’t wait for to begin!

 

#1 The most obvious: Game of Thrones Season 6!
Those who read my blog more regularly will know by now that I’m a GOT fan. What excites me so much about this season is that from here on the TV show is further along in the story than the books. Although the last season offered some bits there were completely different from in George R. R. Martin’s novels, I have no idea what to expect and what to prepare for. There’s only one thing I know: It will be epic.
Can we please start already so I can go and rip my heart out because of my favourite characters most likely dying again?

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The FRIENDS Tag: TV-Shows

Hi everybody!
During the last few days I spent my time thinking about something new I could come up with. Well, I’ve seen many amazing book tags floating around and often ended up thinking “hey, I would be so much fun to do this with movies or TV shows!”.
So, what I plan to today is a series of adapted tags! Beside my regular posts you will see some book, movie and TV shows tags on my blog. I’d love my readers to pick up those tag and answer the questions themselves!
The first one I’m about to adapt is the Friends tag. Ironically I’ve never seen the show!
So here we go =)

The One where Eddie Won’t Go – a character I wish would just go away: 
This answer might surprise you. The one character that really annoyed me is Aleksandr Petrovsky from Sex and the City. I’ve never been that fond of the show altogether but stumbled upon the finally a few weeks ago on TV. I watched the last three episodes and kept thinking, why on earth is Carrie doing that. That guy is just self-centered, ignorant and arrogant from head to toe, and doesn’t give a damn about her. Aleksandr, please just fuck off.
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