I am only four episodes into the series Vikings, so whilst I can't give a full review of the series, I can at least report a basic set of impressions that I imagine can be extrapolated out to the rest of the season. The first thing that stands out: These Vikings kill a lot of people, don't they? That sounds like it should be obvious, but what I mean is that, raiding parties aside, I am not sold on the idea that the people in this setting would be killing each other so willy nilly. One scenario plays out like this:
- Jarl: "Did you make an anchor for that guy I don't like?"Blacksmith: "Er, yes?"Jarl: "Guards! Stuff this man's face into a furnace!"