Vikings: Season 2 (2014)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Vikings makes up for its slow pace with captivating characters and visual appeal.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 976
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Air date: Feb 27, 2014
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Series 2 of Vikings begins with King Horik at war with Jarl Borg, who is flanked by the now bitter and furious Rollo. Princess Aslaug makes her way to Ragnar's kingdom, now pregnant with his child, and the humiliated Lagertha leaves Ragnar with their remaining son Bjorn. Four years pass and storylines include Lagertha remarrying a tyrant, Jarl Borg seeking vengeance against Ragnar and Athelstan questioning his faith.

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Critic Reviews for Vikings Season 2

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Vikings has emerged in its second season as a series of appreciably higher quality. Its characters and storytelling, all within a world quite unlike any other on the TV landscape, have gone far beyond the cardboard stage.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Floki is one of Vikings' most fascinating characters because he scares the bejeezus out of me.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the things I love most about Vikings is how visually arresting it is. It has one of the most haunting opening credit sequences that I've ever seen.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The reasons for Vikings success stem from its stellar casting, and top-notch writing from Tudors veteran Michael Hirst.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The series greatest strength is the sense that we're visiting a culture, a people that has been so mysterious; that we're seeing both the mundane and extraordinary aspects of what a Viking's life may have been.

Mar 4, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This gorgeously shot drama -- and it's one of the most visually striking shows on TV -- is simple but not simplistic, and that's a crucial distinction.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The setting and culture of Scandinavia in A.D. 796 made Vikings stand out in its first season, but at this point it's just another period soap on cable.

Mar 3, 2014 | Full Review…

The best of what Vikings has to offer, besides artfully, horrifically staged sequences of warfare, is fierce Lagertha. Played by Katheryn Winnick (a black-belt tae kwon do teacher in a past life), she may be the most exciting feminist character on TV.

Mar 21, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

In many ways, it surpasses all of the first season's accomplishments. Fellow Vikings fanatics, we're in for one hell of a ride.

Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings exceeds expectations, so long as those expectations aren't up in Game of Thrones territory. What could be a silly exercise in quasi-historical swordplay is instead an earnest, tightly told family drama.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings has a primitive grandeur, with generous helpings of sex and savagery. Missing Spartacus this winter? Give these warriors a look.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings remains a genuine pleasure rather than a guilty one. It ain't deep much of the time, but it does the job, and I'm glad it's back.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vikings: Season 2

  • Aug 02, 2016
    As with many shows, it is in its sophomore season that Vikings finds sure footing, and although the first episode of season 2 feels like it probably should have instead been the first season's finale, the show overall takes form as its own animal.
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  • Aug 16, 2018
    Vikings does everything season one did, only bigger and better. The adventures more immersive, the battles larger and the themes weightier.
  • Apr 28, 2018
    Ambitious and vengeful, Season 2 of Vikings perfects its format, proving itself as a show that can subvert the viewer’s expectations. Leaping forward in time to when Ragnar’s son Bjorn is an adult, the expanded world slowly reveals itself. As Ragnar continues to raid the conflict between him and England deepens to include the enigmatic King Eckbert. Ragnar and his allies face decisions, struggles, and battles that will decide the fate of their world. I was thrilled to learn that Ragnar and his sons are legendary/historical Danes. The show seems to be reasonably faithful to the story I’ve seen.
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Best series ever made by human beings.
  • Dec 21, 2017
    A great continuation of the linear season 1: as Ragnarr has become the king of Kattegat, he starts to get new allies. He finds allies in King Horik of Danemark and Jarl Borg of Sweden. Togheter they plain to raid again England (under the reign of King Ecbert of Wessex). But inside Ragnarr’s palace things are not doing well: his wife Aslaug (Laghertha had left Ragnarr before and took away Bjorn) has become more and more suspicious because of her husband’s long trips, but she’s wrong, because Ragnarr does not cheat on her. Beside this, Atheslan is becoming more and more respected: his king seems fascinated by the Chrstian religion. But Floki the boatbuilder doesn’t like this interest of Ragnarr’s. At the end of the season, the Viking king and the Wessex prince become allies, and Jarl Borg and king Horik, who had tried to kill Ragnarr and his family, are brutally killed. But Horik’s son swears revenge… This second season is much better than the first, because for the first time there are some little plots inside the main plot, typical for a drama series. Anyway, the director has made a fantastic work because the shots show incedibly clearly the different places and even the twists. Just an aspect could have been managed better: the time that pass between seasons and single episodes isn’t clear at all. I’m a bit sorry, but because of that I have to give four stars.
  • Nov 06, 2017
    Decieving, captivating and with a justified slow pace. Vikings Season 2 brings new and exciting characters to the table and complements them with well thought and mastefully developed storylines that explore the themes of family, loyalty and belief. This, along with a strong sense of protagonist-antagonist chemistry make this season a step in the right direction for the show.
  • Oct 21, 2017
    Great writing, storyline and production value just keeps growing.
  • May 30, 2017
    Couldn't stop watching, love this season.
  • Apr 29, 2017
    There are a ton of good characters on this show to keep you interested. It's really entertaining if you can get past the brutal violence.
  • Apr 05, 2017
    I was late to join the bandwagon, now a big fan!

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