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Old March 13 2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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Old March 13 2013, 09:09 PM   #17
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Is it really possible to have spoilers about something the History Channel airs?

"Joey. Spoiler alert. Hitler loses."
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Old March 13 2013, 10:10 PM   #18
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Is it really possible to have spoilers about something the History Channel airs?

"Joey. Spoiler alert. Hitler loses."
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.
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Old March 13 2013, 10:32 PM   #19
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Is it really possible to have spoilers about something the History Channel airs?

"Joey. Spoiler alert. Hitler loses."
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.
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Old March 13 2013, 10:47 PM   #20
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I've been interested in the show since its announcement but I wanted to wait for the reviews before I jumped on it (that and I completely forgot when it started). The show sounds very promising and I'll have to check it out when I get back from my underway.
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Old March 13 2013, 10:49 PM   #21
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Is it really possible to have spoilers about something the History Channel airs?

"Joey. Spoiler alert. Hitler loses."
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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Old March 13 2013, 10:52 PM   #22
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Is it really possible to have spoilers about something the History Channel airs?

"Joey. Spoiler alert. Hitler loses."
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.
I should think that this show is the first some of us have heard of Ragnar, though. I, for one, know very little of the historical Vikings and Sagas and so forth. Therefore, spoilers.
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Old March 13 2013, 10:59 PM   #23
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Like the raids into France, and the births (or adoption) of his other sons like Ivar the Boneless.
Despite his violent reputation, I think it's great that Ragnar adopted a child with special needs.
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Old March 13 2013, 11:36 PM   #24
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Like the raids into France, and the births (or adoption) of his other sons like Ivar the Boneless.
Despite his violent reputation, I think it's great that Ragnar adopted a child with special needs.


No one agrees on why Ivar was called "the Boneless" some say he had brittle bone disease, some say he was impotent, others say he was just very flexible
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Old March 14 2013, 01:04 AM   #25
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I should think that this show is the first some of us have heard of Ragnar, though. I, for one, know very little of the historical Vikings and Sagas and so forth. Therefore, spoilers.
Uh, no.

Discussing details of episodes that have preaired or confirmed details of future episodes are spoilers. Discussing mythology and historical facts most definitely isn't. Neither is speculating things based upon already aired episodes. Learning something new isn't a synonym for being spoiled, FFS.

I swear, people throw that damn word around way too much.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:21 AM   #26
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I should think that this show is the first some of us have heard of Ragnar, though. I, for one, know very little of the historical Vikings and Sagas and so forth. Therefore, spoilers.
Uh, no.

Discussing details of episodes that have preaired or confirmed details of future episodes are spoilers. Discussing mythology and historical facts most definitely isn't. Neither is speculating things based upon already aired episodes. Learning something new isn't a synonym for being spoiled, FFS.
Agreed. I don't think anyone was objecting to discussions of the actual myths or history. We just want to avoid stuff like "Ohmigod! I can't believe the way Rollo double-crosses Sigmund in next week's episode! And who knew that Gerda was secretly sleeping with Floki?"
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Old March 14 2013, 03:09 AM   #27
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Viking spoilers aren't supposed to be shared out, they are taken to your grave so you can use them in Valhalla.
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Old March 14 2013, 03:36 AM   #28
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Like the raids into France, and the births (or adoption) of his other sons like Ivar the Boneless.
Now I remember where I've heard of Ragnar before, Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Tales.
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Old March 14 2013, 05:37 AM   #29
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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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Old March 27 2013, 11:43 PM   #30
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They seem to get most of the lifestyle right, but they are not that good on the chronology and factual accuracy.
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