Vikings: Season 2 Videos
Vikings: Season 2 Photos
Tv Season Info
as Ragnar Lothbrok
as King Ecbert
as King Horik
as Jarl Borg
News & Interviews for Vikings: Season 2
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.
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.
The reasons for Vikings success stem from its stellar casting, and top-notch writing from Tudors veteran Michael Hirst.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Vikings: Season 2
It's slightly more polished than Season 1 but most of it's problems remain, like the poor dialogues, the overexposition and characters that lack any decent evolution or motivations. Take Siggy for example, exacly what makes her so hungry for power? Is there anything behind that desire? We're left clueless as she shifts alliances here and there and that doesn't help any TV show. Lagertha still manages to be the most interesting thing going on the series thanks to the good work of Katheryn Winnick and to those who lust for some nice epic battles, you got plenty here.
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.
Discuss Vikings on our TV talk forum!