I’ve been so absorbed in Netflix series these days that I’ve completely lost sight of some really cool shows on Cable. But I’ve slowly been going back to the dark side. In the past few weeks I told you about a new series and a nature channel I’ve been watching with my son and now I’m here today to tell you about another really cool series in its third season starting February 19th on the History Channel.
I love that this series features strong female characters like Lagertha. The ruggedly sexy men folk are ok too of course but I’m drawn to the powerful women characters in this series. I can see myself in them and if I lived in the Dark Ages I would hope to be on Lagertha’s side. If you really want to know what it was like to be a Norsewoman warrior in the Dark Ages, Lagertha is your girl!
In the new 10-episode season, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), the former farmer, is now King and has great responsibility resting on his shoulders.
With the promise of new land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex. King Ecbert (Linus Roache) has made many promises and it remains to be seen if he will keep them. This season, the ever-ambitious Ragnar searches for something more – and he finds it in the mythical city of Paris. Rumoured to be impenetrable to outside forces, Ragnar and his band of Norsemen must come together to break down its walls and cement the Vikings legend in history.
The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo (Clive Standen), Lagertha (Canadian Katheryn Winnick) and Bjorn (Canadian Alexander Ludwig) continues as alliances and loyal friendships are questioned, faith is catechized and relationships are strained. Vikings tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors and portrays life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society.
Vikings is the #1 program on HISTORY. If you haven’t seen the first two seasons either, you can catch up on shomi. Season 2 is also available on Global Go, GlobalTV.com, History on Demand, History Go, and History.ca.
Check out the Trailer of Vikings Season 3
I love this kind of television, especially when it gives insight into what my ancestors may have been like. I’ll be getting down with my 1/4 Swedish Viking self and watching this series. I can’t wait!
I was compensated for this post but as usual the opinions are my own. And besides, Vikings don’t let others tell them what to write! ARrrr!!!