Web Series Review- The Vikings


Vol.25 Issue 24, 21 April 2023

The Vikings, a historical web series that was premised in 2013, tells the story of the legendary Norse warriors who raided and traded across Europe during the middle ages. The series, created by Michael Hirst, follows the adventure of Ragnar Lothbrok, a farmer turned warrior, as he becomes a legendary Viking leader and explores new lands. Also, they were known for their fierce warriors, navigational skills, and trading abilities, and their influence can still be felt in modern-day society. In this article, I will explore the history and culture of the Vikings. The Vikings’ storyline is both engaging and entertaining and the series boasts excellent production values. The series is set in a time when the Vikings; the way of life was a complete mystery to most people, making the show’s depiction of Viking culture fascinating. The series covers a wide range of topics, including Norse mythology, Viking politics, and warfare. The storyline is carefully crafted to bring out the best in the characters and make their individual arcs captivating. The series’ standout feature is undoubtedly its attention to detail. The costumes and sets are meticulously researched, and the actor’s performances are convincing, adding a sense of authenticity t the show. The series’ depiction of Viking ships, clothing, weapons, and armor is impressive and brings to life the Viking Age in a way that few other series have managed to do. The cast of the Vikings is another highlight of the show. Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar Lothbrok, delivers a powerful performance as the fearless Viking warrior. The supporting cast is equally talented, and each actor brings their character to life with nuance and depth. The series’ portrayal of strong female characters, such as Lagertha and Aslaug, is particularly noteworthy. Despite its many strengths, The Vikings are not without its flaw. Some viewers have criticized the series’ historical accuracy, particularly its depiction of certain events and characters. Some characters, such as Ragnar Lothbrok, are based on real historical figures, while others are fictional. This creative license can sometimes lead to inconsistencies in the series’ portrayal of Viking society and culture. Another criticism of the Viking is that it can be slow-paced at times, with some episodes focusing more on character development than action. However, this is arguably what makes the show stand out from other historical dramas, as it allows the characters to develop in a natural and organic way. In the end, The Vikings is a must-watch for anyone interested in historical series. The series show’s attention to detail, strong cast, and engaging storyline make it one of the best historical dramas currently on television. While it may not be entirely historically accurate, it more than makes up for it with its entertainment value and excellent production values. Overall, the Vikings is a gripping and fascinating exploration of one of history’s most enigmatic and intriguing cultures.

Thank you, Readers.

Amandeep Kaur Brar