Monday, April 15, 2013
Vikings (TV Show)
Over the years, when I've dabbled in genealogy, I've really wanted to focus on hubby's side of the family because it's just so different from anything in mine. We know his ancestors came from Iceland, Sweden, Norway. It's probably going to be harder to trace anything there than in places like England or Germany or France. And now watching this show has got me wanting to try hitting the genealogy sites again.
This show called Vikings is on the History Channel, Sunday nights at 9pm/Central. When hubby first started seeing previews for this, he was all over it, couldn't wait for it to start. I wasn't interested enough to watch so we'd just been recording the episodes each week and he would watch them on evenings I was at work. I'd kinda been thinking I'd wait for the DVD set to eventually come and I'd watch them all then, since that seems to be my way of doing TV shows these days. Well, we got a DVR recently and hubby managed to get all of the episodes recorded so I could watch them and get caught up if I wanted. I put it off until this weekend when our weather was crap and we had nothing else to do. Through some marathon viewing, I am now caught up. And while I can't say I love this show like I've loved others (like Game of Thrones, or The Tudors), I can say I'm enjoying it.
There are other characters but these are the main ones.
I'm surprised how many people I know that watch this show. I wouldn't have thought it would be that interesting to anyone but maybe history geeks. I know there is a second season in the works but I can't help but wonder how long they can make the show last. Yeah, they can bring in all sorts of fictional characters and events, but really . . . how many episodes can be about the latest raid?
Have YOU watched Vikings at all?