Vikings: Season 2 (2014)

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Season 2
Vikings

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

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 1051

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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 27, 2014
2
Air date: Mar 6, 2014
3
Air date: Mar 13, 2014
4
Air date: Mar 20, 2014
5
Air date: Mar 27, 2014
6
Air date: Apr 3, 2014
7
Air date: Apr 10, 2014
8
Air date: Apr 17, 2014
9
Air date: Apr 24, 2014
10
Air date: May 1, 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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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…

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…

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…

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 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

  • 3d ago
    It's my favorite show, what can I say!!!
  • May 08, 2020
    This show is so slow and boring
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Great acting, plot and cinematography
  • Feb 07, 2020
    Great follow up to season 1. Ragnar is just a top notch character. The actor is doing a great job. Other characters as well make the show a definite must watch. Plot and story are gripping and exciting.
  • Jan 22, 2020
    best, it was really good, i enjoyed it. please give us no2 etc asap. as I WANT MORE !!!!
  • Jan 03, 2020
    After a strong start, Vikings really gets into its stride here. The characters are brilliantly realised, their interactions and struggles never become dull, and the exploration of their world and its lore are captivating. The soundtrack continues to shine, as does the visual beauty of the landscapes, adding to the overall immersion.
  • Dec 12, 2019
    I was right. This show is going to be a massive hit for History Channel. The cast has turned out to be terrific.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    Season 2 is not as good as Season 1 - the first signs of being a parody are apparent. Taking the 'greatest hits' of Viking mythology, mixing in events that happened at different times and place in history and mythology - and having people who never met form an alliance goes from good viewing to squirming at the inaccuracies. However I guess if you know nothing of the history it is enjoyable and that is what the writers, producers etc are relying upon - ignorance of the past. If they kept this as a work of fiction and did not venture into real history of England it would be much more enjoyable.
  • 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.

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