We're in season 5 and things are feeling a bit, well, less. I think it's inevitable with any drama to have difficulty sustaining quality over many seasons, but it's really glaring with this show, IMO. I think the loss of Travis Fimmel/Ragnar is what killed the show. Obviously, these are real people and they needed to kill Ragnar eventually, but I still think the show suffered for it. I wish they'd plotted the show differently so that his death came later in the series.
I also think the fact that they've turned Lagertha into someone's girlfriend is a huge mistake. She's a badass, strong character and at this point, all she is is sleeping with Heahmund, which is a huge disservice to that character. Even if I was a fan of Jonathan Rhys Meyers (I'm NOT), I'd still be annoyed that they're pushing him forward at her expense. IMO, she's a far better character and Katheryn Winnick is a better performer than Heahmund/Meyers.
I'm also annoyed that they've sent Floki off to Iceland (even though that apparently did happen) and he's floundering around out there. Aside from Floki, I don't care about any of those characters.
*SIGH* Maybe I should just go back and watch the first few seasons again because the recent seasons are kind of a bummer to watch
Post by rockytopchick on Dec 21, 2018 18:59:17 GMT
I am not as invested in this season either. There is definitely something missing with the loss of Ragnar.
I do wish the show all along had been a little more historically accurate. It bothers me that Alfred is King and his brother is alive. I don't mind so muchthem writing every Viking anyone has ever heard of into the same 30-40 year period. But the English history errors are just bugging me. And this is supposed to be the History Channel
Is anyone still watching? I was getting into this season and then they killed Lagertha. She was my favorite character. She'd turned back into the powerful warrior she always should have been and then stupid Hvitserk kills her? Nope. Not cool That and the absence of Floki this WHOLE season just turned me off. I deleted the last 4 episodes from my DVR. I think I'm done, which is a total bummer, since I was really such a fan of this show. All the strong characters at the beginning of the show - Ragnar, Lagertha, Floki and Rollo - are all gone. I just don't think the actors playing Ragnar's sons are strong enough to carry the show.