Vikings Season 1 Review “Trial”

Vikings presents an interesting problem. You have all the plot devices that make you root for Ragnar and his men. Ragnar is the quasi-hero pitted against the oppressive Earl Haraldson. He and his men master the elements in traveling west to England. Ragnar and Lagertha have a deep love for one another and beguiling children. As this week’s episode demonstrated, however, at the end of the day, the Vikings are murderers. They don’t go into battle to protect their lands or fight in self-defense. They are ruthless aggressors who go into other people’s villages to steal and kill. Why is it that we still want Ragnar to come out on top? READ MORE...

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