Vikings: Season 5 (2017 - 2019)


Season 5
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Brutal battles and epic quests help Vikings' fifth season remain an engaging, exciting journey.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok; with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, rallies the Saxons to defend the Realm, as the Great Army moves to take York.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok; with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, rallies the Saxons to defend the Realm, as the Great Army moves to take York.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2017

Ivar is determined to lead the Great Army as the Vikings establish their stronghold in York; in Kattegat, Lagertha misjudges King Harald and pays a heavy price; Floki arrives at a mysterious land.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2017

Ragnar Lothbrok's sons choose sides; the Saxons devise a battle plan.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2017

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York; Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high, and each one is forced to choose a side.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2017

Guided by Bishop Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan; Ivar the Boneless strategizes as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure; Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader.

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Air date: Dec 27, 2017

Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund; Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2017

Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund; Floki returns to Kattegat; Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa.

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Air date: Dec 27, 2017

Lagertha is betrayed, and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen; Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land, but it is far from what they expected.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2018

Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack will take place during the next full moon; Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.

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Cast & Crew

Katheryn Winnick
Lagertha

Actor
Moe Dunford
Aethelwulf

Actor
Josefin Asplund
Astrid

Actor
Alexander Ludwig
Bjorn

Actor
Gustaf Skarsgård
Floki

Actor
Lothaire Bluteau
Emperor Charles

Actor
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Bishop Heahmund

Actor
Jasper Pääkkönen
Halfdan the Black

Actor
Marco Ilsø
Hvitserk

Actor
Alex Høgh Andersen
Ivar the Boneless

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Jennie Jacques
Judith

Actor
Peter Franzén
King Harold Finehair

Actor
Clive Standen
Rollo

Actor
Morgane Polanski
Princess Gisla

Actor
John Kavanagh
The Seer

Actor
Alyssa Sutherland
Queen Aslaug

Actor
Michael Hirst
Executive Producer
Morgan O'Sullivan
Executive Producer
John Weber
Executive Producer
Sherry Marsh
Executive Producer
Alan Gasmer
Executive Producer
James Flynn
Executive Producer
Sheila Hockin
Executive Producer
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  • May 22, 2021
    Just no, If you want an advice watch it till the 3rd season, then hear the 4th one and stop right there. Itj just bad. They really don't have anything else to tell. It's not a "historical" serie animore, (it never was completely acurrate but you know what I mean) Now it's a parody of itselve. Written for what feels like a 15 year old whit a lot of se* expectation.
  • May 20, 2021
    A visceral, bold and original take on an old civilization, for many years people advised me to watch this show and now I understand why. Vikings is an historical drama about one of the most famous.civilizations that has left its impact across the globe and has inspired many media outlets to create myths and stories around their existence, and now we are blessed with (a close) depiction of how it was to live among them all those years ago. I have always been fascinated by ancient civilizations and the people that came before us who shaped the world, foreign individuals meeting each other, cultures clashing, all of that before the modern age is a topic that have always fascinated me. This show specifically got me hooked from the start due to mainly one thing that I believe is its strongest feature - the realism of the Viking way of living, it's raw, and although history books are a bit foggy in what was real and what it wasn't, considering the current knowledge of what was left from historians through the ages, this is probably the most accurate and best depiction of what Vikings actually were and how they lived in society. Starting with their rituals, their farming background, the celebrations and of course the exploration and raiding, everything seems organic and natural. Of course none of this would be possible if it wasn't for the main character which is the heart of the show, Ragnar Lothbrok the legendary Viking hero depicted in an outstanding way by Travis Fimmel. He give us a honest and engaging depiction of the legendary hero, and he gave it all out, so much that the bits of the story without him are definitely not the same. The first 3 seasons are the peak of the show, all of the described above makes the show great, of course there are always creative liberties as well as some mythology mixed with the realism but that makes you even more drawn into this world, then it seems as in all TV shows they became greedy and decided to stretch things. Not only the last 3 seasons are double the episodes (which based on the story line is completely unnecessary) but they struggle (a lot) in finding the proper course for the series. Half way to season 4 (major spoiler ahead) where we lose Ragnar,the writers are faced with the challenge, since they also decided to tell the stories of Ragnar sons, of discovering how to take a great formula and make it good without its heart, and for me none of the chosen actors were even close to what we got from Travis, it even seemed that at some point Bjorn was emulating is mannerisms without a remote success. The result although not awful is miles away from the first three seasons, we are introduced to his sons whom without exception are all unlikable (some more than others of course) and although you create some connection to them as the show moves, there is a countless number of random characters placed in the later seasons that disappear as fast as they appear and for which you feel no connection, they are suppose to be support or side sub-plots, all of them heartless and boring. Then when we get close to the final conclusion, and don't get me wrong there are some good moments here and there despite of the ridiculous sub-plots, we are presented with a blend finale, some major characters (despite being unlikable) met strange ends, like Ivar or Harald, and for me personally one of the worst and irrelevant characters still makes it to end somehow, with a terrible outcome, I am talking about the awful Hvitserk who should've been sent away since the moment he appeared, completely irrelevant and out of personality The real ending is Ubbe's, him and Floki living on a new world (modern day Canada) and we get a glimpse of what eventually is the ending of the Viking era as they live among other new cultures, with this, he accomplished what Ragnar always wanted, not to rule but to explore and get to know new cultures and worlds, and for this reason, I am giving the high rate, all the first three and half seasons were spectacular and it would easily be a 10, unfortunately the last ones ruin the final score.
  • Feb 07, 2021
    Vikings fifth season could have (or should have) done more with less. Sweeping battles (along with what is arguably television's most beautifully staged clash) and massive shifts in power aside, not all characters and storylines are created equally. It's the in-between episodes that feel incomplete and dragged out that sometimes overshadow otherwise masterfully created ones.
  • Jan 17, 2021
    Once an amazing show Vikings, rolls downhill as the season progresses. Characters and built Vikings world is completely changed from the initial setup so the story can progress, while forgetting how they treated and perceived same situations earlier in show, and it suddenly turns into a "power of friendship saves the day" kind of show.
  • Nov 28, 2020
    Very good. Ivar is annoying as fuck. Bjorn goes to India. The one brother chooses Ivar over ubbe which was stupid. All the brothers end up going to battle for Keitikeg. Ivar survives but loses the city
  • Nov 27, 2020
    Bringing us into the world of Vikings, learning how they live, think, and survive. Slow pace with exceptional storytelling, plenty of characters story and their development. Outstanding acting from everyone too. Everything went well up until Season 4 | follow us at @uncle.review
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Vikings Season 5 | Detailed note: 8.5
  • Jun 21, 2020
    I loved the first 3 seasons. Season 4 things started to take a downturn. Now the show is almost like a parody. Its pretty empty and boring now. All the good actors are gone. Season 4 was the end of this show for me.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    Vikings remains a masterpiece as always !!! One of the best series ever!!!
  • Jun 06, 2020
    Compared to previous seasons, I was disappointed when I watched this season. Nothing happens. Ivar starts thinking he is a god and the rest is just chilling/fighting in England without much progress. I really think they could tell the same plot in half the number of episodes. It felt like they made a complete season of a side story which would be 'a small chapter' in the big book of Vikings.

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