The Last Kingdom: Season 1 (2015)

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The Last Kingdom fuses beautiful cinematography and magnificent action sequences to create highly gratifying historical drama.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2015

In the series premiere, Uhtred's father dies in battle and his inheritance and lands are seized by Uhtred's uncle Aelfric, a puppet-lord for the Danes. Later: Uhtred is captured and brought to Danish warlord Ragnar.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2015

No longer Saxon or Dane, Uhtred and best friend Brida are fugitives on the run from Uhtred's uncle, Aelfric. Finding himself blamed for a wedding massacre, Uhtred pleads his innocence to the great Viking warlord Ubba, but is not believed. -- (C) BBCA

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Air date: Oct 24, 2015

Uhtred wins the protection of Alfred, but his relationship with Brida is jeopardized.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2015

King Alfred keep Uhtred close with a tactical play, but Uhtred soon realizes he's been tricked. Later: a great battle threatens Wssex.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2015

Uhtred volunteers to attack Danish ships, but challenges Ubba in the process as the Danes threaten Wessex.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2015

Uhtred and Leofric lead a raiding party in Cornwall, who become mercenaries for a Cornish king while Uhtred gets the attention for a sorceress queen.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2015

Uhtred and Leofric face off in a death match as a result of their actions in Cornwall. However, a greater battle emerges as the Danes launch an invasion on Wessex.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2015

King Alfred and Uhtred make a rallying call to unite the Saxon armies with England's future at stake.

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When Anglo-Saxons are attacked by Viking forces, Uhtred, born a Saxon but raised by Vikings, finds his loyalties tested as he tries to claim his birthright and help create a new nation. Alexander Dreymon, Tobias Santelmann and Emily Cox star.

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Critic Reviews for The Last Kingdom Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (18)

I'm already in the thrall of this somewhat peculiar series.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Uhtred's trials intensify when he joins Alfred's quest to unite the kingdoms into England, creating an epic backdrop for a handsome, stellar cast and expert storytellers to weave television's latest addictive historical fiction.

Oct 12, 2015 | Full Review…
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[The Last Kingdom] all meshes together in enthralling fashion with a tale that's understandable and a setting that's tailor made for picturesque vistas... livens up Saturday nights with Emmy caliber storytelling and oft-sumptuous production values.

Oct 12, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Isn't in the same league as that other medievalesque literary adaptation Game of Thrones, nor does it have the epic scope of Vikings. But its breathtaking photography, glorious fight scenes, and fantastical story make it a worthwhile treat for genre fans.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

There is plenty of spectacle in The Last Kingdom, but none quite as spellbinding as Alfred's quiet intelligence.

Sep 25, 2015 | Full Review…

There are admittedly few better ways to open an engagingly grimy and gory adventure show about the 9th century Viking invasion of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms than with the title card: "Special Guest Star Rutger Hauer."

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

People who like large swords but little plot will enjoy this hairy fare.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The series has been described in advance as the BBC's answer to Game of Thrones. Yet, apart perhaps from the level of the violence, the programme's real roots seem to belong to less sophisticated (and less expensive) shows.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall though, thumbs up to a promising, bloody start.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The Last Kingdom looks like a cross between History's Vikings and HBO's Game of Thrones, but over the course of its first two seasons, it establishes itself as a show that can stand on its own two feet without the comparisons.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A mix of historical and fictional characters, The Last Kingdom presents the birth of Britain as an uneasy alliance between the Christian Alfred, the sickly but learned and wise youngest son of King Aethelwulf, and the pagan peoples ...

Jul 16, 2016 | Full Review…

The Saxon Stories, Bernard Cornwell's novel series on which the show is based, are undoubtedly compelling reads. But as a television adaptation, The Last Kingdom is too little, too late, and comes across as too unoriginal.

Oct 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Kingdom: Season 1

  • 10h ago
    This is my favorite TV series of all time, maybe tied with Breaking Bad. I can't wait to watch it again.
  • 1d ago
    I am watching the entire season for the 8th time. I was hooked by the 3rd episode of season one! Love the characters and interactions between them! Awesome show!
  • Aug 12, 2020
    Love the scenery mostly Mr. Dreymon and the fighting. Great show.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Brillante, una de las mejores series del mundo
  • Jul 28, 2020
    This is one of the best shows I have seen. Historically, this show is more accurate than any other shows. Whether it is dresses, location/set or the depiction of culture, this show is more closer to reality. We get the actual sense of what exactly was happening in the late 7th century England. The great army that invaded England was more of a collection of various small armies led by individual leaders, and a lot more was happening than what is usually shown in various other shows. The presentation of Anglo Saxon and Danish Viking culture is so breathtaking. I thoroughly enjoy the show particularly the battle scenes and language usage. I really appreciate effort taken by the producers for making this series so historically accurate. Good job guys.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    An inmediately magnetic story taking place im a mgnificent scenery. A hero's journey between two rival cultures that will get you hooked rightaway
  • Jul 13, 2020
    I love everything about this show. Great characters, story/plot, acting, scenery and music.
  • Jun 26, 2020
    this show solidified my hatred for christianity
  • Jun 22, 2020
    Good show. First few episodes didn't immediately capture me, but I stuck to it and by the end of the season I was hooked.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    Amazing show I hope this continues for a long time it's my favourite show

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