I just started watching Vikings on Amazon. I think they have only season 1 so far. Can you believe I’ve never seen this show? It’s not bad, at least season 1 episode 1. And boy howdy is it pure, lab-grade Sagas of the Icelanders.
Probably my favorite bit was realizing that the Man could totally be married to a Shield Maiden. Duh. Of course. The Shield Maiden doesn’t get chosen for that reason, at least the past couple times I’ve run SotI as a convention one-shot. Her gender-crossing I think is very appealing, maybe more appealing that her Battlebabe-ness.
I’m also watching Ragnar very closely for more ideas on what to do with Man 2.0. I keep meaning to put my thoughts down in pixels so Keith Stetson, Mikael Andersson and Jason Morningstar can tell me why I’m screwing it up.
What I haven’t seen much of yet (again, episode 1!) is Honor being an explicit storyline factor. Traditional political power and ship ownership have loomed large! Gabriel Byrne is very entertaining as Earl Haraldson. That cop ‘stache!
Anyway, I’m like four years late to the show but I’m looking forward to binge watching.