History Channel Vikings Season 2

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  1. Anybody watched the 1st season? Season 2 returns on Feb 27th.

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    From Wikipedia quick recap:

    The first season portrays Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) as a young Viking warrior who longs to discover civilizations across the seas. With his friend, the gifted craftsman Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), he builds a new generation of faster longships and challenges the local ruler, Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), a man of little vision, to allow raids into unexplored North East England. He is supported by his brother Rollo (Clive Standen), who secretly covets Ragnar's wife, the shieldmaiden Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick). Ragnar succeeds in carrying out the first Viking raids into the English kingdom of Northumbria, returning with rich loot and the monk Athelstan (George Blagden) as a slave. This not only earns him the enmity of King Aelle (Ivan Kaye), but triggers a series of increasingly violent confrontations at home with the autocratic Earl, ending with Ragnar killing and succeeding him. Ragnar pledges fealty to King Horik (Donal Logue) and represents him in negotiations about a land dispute with Earl Borg from Götaland (Thorbjørn Harr), in the course of which he is seduced by the princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland).

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    http://www.history.com/shows/vikings/videos/vikings-season-2-sneak

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    The new season kicks off with Ragnar with more power than ever now that he's an Earl, allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue). Season two of Vikings brings crises of faith, power and relationships as brothers rise up against one another and loyalties shift.

    In another exclusive photo, Lagertha and Ragnar are in the middle of a very heated conversation. Perhaps because of a pregnant former mistress? Will Lagertha leave her husband or stand by his side? You'll have to watch the season two premiere on Thursday, Feb. 27.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cg_5UVL3fs

    Ragnar mastering the killer eye...

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    Well, in a catfight... team Lagertha!
     
  2. I tried to find it first but nothing appeared, how odd... Sorry mods in case, please merge.
    The love triangle thing is going to be messy, and I'm sure grown up Bjorn will pester his father about it too.
     
  3. one more week to go....

    Latest Travis Fimmel interview by Big Issue

    The Aussie actor on being a simple farm boy, mastering English, and why the Vikings were "pretty harsh"


    Do you think Vikings have been given
    an unfair reputation? Gosh, for sure they were pretty harsh people, mate. It’s our job as actors to make people relate and give reasons for why they did pretty terrible things.
    Starring in a show called Vikings, do you find yourself having to defend their behaviour all the time? Most people think they’re righteous in whatever they do. The Scandinavian landscape is pretty sparse. It’s hard to grow stuff so they’re trying to find better lands to crop and farm – and to kill people, I guess.
    Do you think Vikings is educational? Many of the characters are based on true people and there are plenty of facts. It’s a more entertaining way of learning, for sure. It’s not that fun reading books most of the time.
    Your character, Ragnar, was a real person, so you’ll know sooner or later your character is going to die after he’s thrown into a pit of snakes… But my children go on to do better things than Ragnar actually did. They go on to explore a lot more places and have a lot more battles – some amazing stuff.
    You sound almost proud. They avenge my death as well. Go get ’em, kids!
    For some scenes you have to speak Norse. Was that easy to learn? It was very difficult. When we’re speaking Norse I’m pretty much making stuff up, to be honest. In one scene I had to speak Saxon, Norse and English. I had the English down but the other two got pretty confusing.
    Have any Norsemen written to the show to complain? Luckily there aren’t many of them around.
    Would you have made a good Viking? I would have died pretty quick. In the TV world you get to live a bit longer, but all those fights – half the people died every time. But I like that way of life. Everyone should go out and get your own food.
    What could we learn from the Vikings today? I’m pretty old-school. I’m not a big fan of all the technology but I always try to get permission for sex, though. I’m a farm boy so I like the simple way of life.
    Do you prefer that way of life to being an actor? I wish I was on the farm the whole time but there’s no money in it, mate. I’m doing this to make some money so I can get my own place up in the hills somewhere.
    Has that always been your long-term plan? It was a short-term plan but this industry’s pretty hard. Now it’s a long-term plan. But it’s hard to get a girl to come and live with you in the middle of nowhere.

    http://www.bigissue.com/features/interviews/3544/travis-fimmel-interview-it-s-not-fun-reading-books-most-of-the-time
     
  4. One Day To Go!!!
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  5. I`m just going to come out an say it. Though he`s easy on the easy, he does come off as a bit vapid both in character and out.
     
  6. I am so excited for this, saw the re-runs from season 1 last night again. Is the princess pregnant? If not I bet she will be
     
  7. Which Princess? Aslaug you mean? She sure is! She is an important part of Ragnar's life before he drops her a$$ as well.
     
  8. Travis Fimmel Interview for Flaunt Magazine :

    Pics from the interview

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    The last one is my personal fave.

    Can't believe my crush is back on this guy... I used to have him plastered all over my walls during his CK days, now he's grew a beard and is even more attractive :amuse:
     
  9. I finally finished watching the first season. Ragnar and Rollo look like they smell god-awful but they're so pretty.
     
  10. LOL, I agree! Travis/Ragnar is sooo sexy and so crazy looking at the same time. I think there is something about his eyes. Beautiful but kind of schizo looking. I just watched him in a movie with Stephen Moyer (Bill from True Blood) and while he was handsome, he plays crazy and out of control quite well. It is a strange combo but one that really works for his role on Vikings. Very believable. Love this show!
     
  11. Oh yeah Restraint, with the actress from Warm Bodies (that film was good), Fimmel gave a strong Brad Pitt vibe in that one! His acting has vastly improved since the Tarzan series (not gonna lie I watched it only for him back then).

    I'm frustrated since I'm in Europe I won't be able to watch Vikings before tomorrow, but eh still.... Tonight it's back!!! :yahoo:
     
  12. Oh my goodness, this is back tonight?

    Great!

    May I say, I don't like how Ragnar just tossed his wife aside (so to speak) for the Princess. He did her dirty. It made me like him a little less even though I understand that culturally, what he did might have been just fine. But, jeez, his wife was so 'ride or die', I mean she fought beside him in battle and her support (at home and at battle) got him where he is now. But, he just couldn't keep it zipped. :tdown:

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    Wow, just read what I wrote and I probably shouldn't have re-watched Waiting To Exhale the other day...
     
  13. So sad Lagertha leaving! Glad she still on the show though! Princess was kinda smug though wanted to be wife #2. I am surprised Lagertha did not kick her behind! He kinda looked afraid when she docked!
     
  14. I am trying to figure out if Ragnar is really upset that Lagatha left or more so that his son did, hard to read. I think he was upset in a "how dare you leave me" way but not sure he was crying over her in the end

    Holy smokes when Rollo lifted that kid up in the air with the stake in him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!