Mister Fandango wrote:
Dorian Thompson wrote:
Rollo harrassing his brother's wife won't end well, and apparently shield maidens aren't a construct of the shows writers. They weren't common, but they did exist. I'm hooked. Can't wait for next week.
Not only aren't they made-up, but Lagertha in particular is a total bad ass
from history/legend. Ditto for Ragnar. I can't wait to see where the series goes.
Ragnar Lothbrok and his wife are semi-mythical characters from Viking sagas of that period. Supposedly, they lived a bit later (app. mid-9th century) than the time period the show is based in and they raided both England and France a lot.
This show does look pretty authentic and it's made well. And the Irish scenery is gorgeous.