Today is the begining of Season 3 of Vikings!http://youtu.be/PiqWLM3wyeY
Uh-oh, looks like things are going to get friggin' crazy! Lets take a look at our Hero shall we?
This stone cold badass is Lagertha
, and she does not take shit from anybody. She's a renowned warrior, fearsome conqueror, self-made Jarl, and a loving mother. May Odin have mercy on you if you threaten her children.
Tagging along with Lagertha is her ex-husband Ragnar
, who is like King, or something. I guess he's alright.
Ragnar's BFF Floki
who's pretty cool. Likes hanging out in bushes watching young lovers. Also talks to the Gods.
This is Rollo
.He is a great warrior, but not so great a man. He excels at taking off his shirt and murdering you while you're too busy staring at his chest.
Vikings is an amazing and shows what happens when two cultures collide and everything goes to hell. If you want to catch up seasons 1 and 2 are on Amazon Instant Video, if you have Prime, you can watch them for free!. Also Hulu Plus! To get you even more psyched here's last year's promohttp://youtu.be/VnH4e1UR9Hk
Ahhhh I love Katheryn Winnick
So does anyone have theories about what is going to happen tonight, or at least what is gonna happen this season?
edit: I haven't seen the previews for S3. Is it just where S2 left off or was there any indication of a time-hop forward?
Probably like kindness or with a gravy boat
The Lagertha usurper dude is probably the first viking they've cast who I think looks too modernly handsome for me to buy him. Don't particularly care for him or his performance, but we'll see.
I had never even imagined an Ecbert/Lagertha romance, but now that's the only thing I want in basically the whole world. I've always liked Ecbert a lot, and his reaction shot game was on fuckin' point tonight. Not sure how I feel about the Athelston/Princess/Prince weird little love triangle thing yet, but that's just because we don't yet know very much about the princess.
That battle at the end was dope as hell, as Vikings fights typically are, but one thing that was kind of confusing was... What was the King's plan? Like, how did he see that shit going down? The King and his nephew both seemed flabbergasted that the vikings would go ashore on only one side - did they seriously think they'd split a small force in two to fight two big armies? That is very silly.
I don't think I've mentioned it before, but one of my absolute favorite things about this show is their steadfast commitment to making the English dudes look as dorky as they, historically, did. Dorky helmets, Ecbert's dorky cloak, dorky haircuts. It's a dorkapalooza, and I unabashedly love it.
And yeah I am not sure what those dudes had in plan. they all seemed stupefied that Ragnar would choose to fight only one army instead of splitting his forces and fighting two, which kinda seems like a no brainer.
Making Floki be Actual Loki would earn Vikings some kind of honorary award for Sheer Insane Balls, right?
Also, the coup back in Lagertha's hometown is hilarious. They'll want to kick her out, and she'll be like "whatever, I'm gonna farm in England and marry a King."
yes yes yes yes
it works surprisingly well.
yeah it's really awesome.
they actually have three ways of doing it, depending on who is in the conversation.
if athelstan is translating, then everyone speaks their own language
if everyone speaks the same language, they speak english
if ragnar is in the room, everyone still speaks english, while the opposing factions do not understand each other and will ask ragnar what they said.
it's super great, and informs your views of the character at the same time.
with the notable exception of scene 1 of the first episode. Rollo and Ragnar slaying dudes and talking Norse. Followed by the introduction of the real protagonist, Lagertha, in the next scene which is in English.
I think that rather than that being a "welcome to a foreign world" gimmik in the first scene this is a "hello viewer, we will do this from time to time. trust us. it'll make sense" very early on which just underlines the brilliance of it.
I just found it odd.
ooh, neat. so maybe it was a calling card thing.
It was had super ambiance. The monks were all muttering in Old English about the end of the world, the Book of Revelations, and the beast with the seven heads and the ten horns while the lightning storm was crashing outside. Then this crazy looking Viking ship (with lots of apparent heads and horns) emerges from the darkness, as if to confirm that, yes, it was Judgement Day. For them, at least.
It only switches to English, I think, when Aethelstan talks to the Prior of the Monastery. So, when one of the show's primary viewpoint characters has an important conversation.