Box Set/Mini-Series Season Watch: Vikings S6 (20 Episodes) Drama History
Friday, 6 December 2019 | Admin
Box Set/Mini-Series Season Watch:
Vikings S6 (20 Episodes)
The backdrop to Season 6:
Fans are gearing up to settle into the final season of the History Channel and Amazon Prime show.
But the second half of season five saw a number of brutal battles and tragic deaths.
One of them included Floki who found himself being trapped underneath a volcano with little chance of escape,
although fans were devastated by his apparent death, it looks like he could be returning to the show for season six.
Indeed Floki actor Gustaf Skarsgård in an interview confirmed viewers haven’t seen the last appearance of Floki just yet.
Lagertha actor Katheryn Winnick also made her directorial debut directing an episode of the show.
Lagartha is still alive in the show, and though it appears that her fighting days may be over and retirement is on the way
will she be able to stay pout of the family battles and wars ahead?
Episodes 1 & 2
1. New Beginnings: Bjorn struggles with the responsibilities of kingship and finds he can't rely on his mother, Lagertha; she has other plans. Ivar falls into the hands of Kievan Rus, and in their ruthless and unpredictable ruler, Prince Oleg, he may finally have met his match.
2. The Prophet: Messengers arrive in Kattegat with news that presents Bjorn with a dilemma. As Bjorn attempts to do the right thing as ruler of Kattegat, Prince Oleg of Kiev seems untroubled by his conscience.
IMDB User Reviews:
Not the Kievan Rus and the Mongolian Rus.
Written by tarantul oleg
Before filming the new season on Kievan Rus, you would at least learn the story. The costumes are not Slavic but Mongolian. The architecture of non-Kievan Rus is a mixture of Moscow architecture with Arabic ornaments. It is a pity that the season has been so negligently filming.
Mediocre and cheesy!
Written by gr her
It's basically Sons Of Anarchy set in the middle ages. The acting is overly dramatic and the writing is basic and clichéd.
Valhalla of Historic Shows.
Great show. Great cast and acting that hasn't dropped in quality throughout the show. The show was obviously at it's peak with Ragnar still at the center of the show, but hasn't dropped off in quality since, as many shows do, just a little harder to stay as interested in every episode. Maybe not 100% historically accurate, but go read a textbook if that's what you're looking for (which this show makes you want to do).
MGN Review Episode 1 & 2
There is a great deal of disappointment out there for how the Seasons are progressing and as in all good things, there is always going to be a drop-off.
If I want historically correct information I read up on things and it doesn't worry me that a series becomes inaccurate, I just want to be entertained and Vikings is still achieving this. It's links to the History Channel though are just a little laughable with the amount of adaptation to history which is going on.
Season 6 continues telling stories within stories as we share the character's ongoing lives and problems. The chemistry between both old and new characters is excellent. I have to admit my least favourite character is "Floki" and his apparent death in season 5, may not sadly be as it seems, so I'll watch that development with interest.
Ok perhaps Vikings has lost some of its edge since early seasons but it is still up there on my must-watch list and season 6 has started well for me, historical accuracy aside.
MGN Episode 1 & 2 Rating 7.5/10 IMDB Overall Series Rating 8.6/10