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Old March 14 2013, 05:37 AM   #29
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Re: Vikings--history channel series (spoilers)

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When it's a historical drama, not a documentary? Sure.

I mean, just because Downtown Abbey is a period piece set during the Great War or the Roaring Twenties doesn't mean it can't have spoilers.
But, none of the characters in Downton Abbey are based on real historical figures. Ragnar Lodbrok did exist, and so while the details of the show may be different, If the show lasts long enough, you could expect certain documented events in his life to happen on the show. Like the raids into France, and the births (or adoption) of his other sons like Ivar the Boneless.
Depends how faithful and/or fictionalized the series is. I mean, look at MERLIN. We all knew that Arthur and Guenevere were probably going to get married at some point, and that Morganna was going to go over to the dark side eventually, but that didn't mean individual episodes couldn't get spoiled or that we knew exactly how everything was going to play out . . . .
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Assuming the monastery they raided was supposed to be Lindesfarne (and the famed attack of 793), that would be a few decades before Ragnar's time which was about the mid 9th century when they'd have known full well there were places to raid in the west. However, the show looks to be too much fun to worry about such stuff.
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