Vikings: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Vikings makes up for its lack of historical accuracy with a heaping helping of violence, romance, and striking visuals.


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Air date: Mar 3, 2013
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Series 1 begins with a Viking named Ragnar Lothbrok trying to pursuade those around him to invade England. Ragnar's desire for more wealth and power grow and along the way he makes a powerful enemy in the form of Earl Haraldson.

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Critic Reviews for Vikings Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (18)

Though Vikings tries hard, unfortunately it can't hold a flaming torch to the big medieval bad boy on the block [Game of Thrones].

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's rare that a work of fiction has us hoping that barbarians will resume robbing and killing innocent people, but our motivation isn't sympathy with the series' heroes. It's boredom.

Feb 24, 2014 | Full Review…
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The series is nonetheless transporting in its way, largely because it doesn't try too hard to soften or civilize the characters.

Feb 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings is yet another epic example of what the shrinking Big Four broadcast networks just aren't doing anymore. It's now left to others to mount captivating, money-on-the-screen trips to other times and places.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Vikings is great to look at, shot gorgeously in Ireland with a reported $40 million budget and a cast with many familiar faces.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Starts slow, gets better, and very nice to look at.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The show's true merit lies in stunning Irish sets, a phenomenal cast, and an engaging story in main character Ragnar Lothbrok.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"All Change" set the stage nicely for Season 2.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

A hit that has a few interesting ideas lurking under its impressive array of beards.

Feb 24, 2014 | Full Review…

There are more ambitious dramas on television right now, but few that deliver as consistently on what is promised than Vikings.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vikings: Season 1



Super Reviewer

Despite some decent production values and beautiful vistas, Vikings is held back by a very basic script with not very smart dialogue that are as obvious as it can get. There's no double meaning, no deep recollections to what is happening or bound to happen, it's just poor and too direct. Worse, is that many of the characters are not well polished and don't have any decent arc to write home about. Hell, even Ragnar barely evolves from episode 1 until the end of Season 2 and that is a problem. Still, it's fairly entertaining and you can learn a thing or two from it, so it might be worth a look by those with interest in the subject.

Francisco G

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Moderately rocky to start off with, but will certainly engage you before the end of the season's brief 9 episode run.


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