Ragnar / King …

28 May

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Travis Fimmel

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Katheryn Winnick 

Bloody … but bloody good. 

When this series first started I figured it might just be another of those mindless pseudo-epics you see on Starz – a Spartacus spin-off.

But it isn’t.

Yes, there’s lots of violence – surely some blood – but the overall production is high quality – and has continually improved.
So it’s just a matter of whether they can keep the writing on a decent level.

So far so good.

4 Responses to “Ragnar / King …”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong May 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    I never saw this one, but I still like the one with Kirk Douglas. Especially the music!

    • jcalberta May 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

      AH ! You speak of the Classic ! Borgnine as Ragnar !

      Hard to match that !

      This new Vikings is actually very well done – but somewhat brutal. It’s a TV show. I watched it on and off the first year and just kept getting better.

      • Marilyn Armstrong May 29, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

        I have a problem with graphic violence. Always have.I can’t watch it. Garry always covers my eyes if he knows it’s coming. I’ll pass 🙂

  2. jcalberta May 31, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    So does Rose .. same thing. Especially torture scenes. I can usually bear it – could do without it – don’t endorse it. But there was one particular execution scene in this series that was really tough. Possible a realistic enactment but … this is why I stopped watching a lot of the stuff on Starz – it’s whole purpose seemed to exploit people’s blood lust.

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