If you’re looking for something to fill the TV doldrums of December, when all your favorite shows won’t be bringing out new episodes till after New Year’s, consider screening The History Channel’s excellent new series, Vikings (4.75/5 stars).
Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
Here’s the series’ official trailer:
Reviewers are loving this show, so if you’re a fan of historical, epic adventures like Gladiator, Troy or Alexander, you’ll probably like Vikings just as much.