Watch out for Vikings TV series on History Asia. Yes, the Emmy-nominated historical drama which premiered in the US and Canada early this year will be shown in Asia starting September 29. I got to watch the first two episodes during an exclusive premiere held in Makati City and I can say that Vikings is one series worth watching. It looks like I’ll have something to look forward to other than my History favorites Kings of Restoration and Pawn Stars.
The TV Series tells the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his time. A historical eye-opener, Vikings shows how ambition and innovation can rattle a civilization, even though they were deemed to be barbaric. Watch the sagas of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family unfold as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. 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.
I know very little of vikings and this drama is a good platform to learn more about them and our past. After all, they were said to be instrumental in bringing civilization to the world. This is the world of Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers. And the story will be told through the eyes of the Vikings tribe and not the usual documentaries that we are used to watching. This makes watching the TV series more interesting.
Watching the first two episodes of History Channel’s most ambitious TV series yet, I understood why this US$40 million production became a hit. Acting is good. The costume and stage designs are awesome. The script is well-written; I love how unapologetic the dialogues were. I believe that’s how it’s supposed to be basing from their culture. The sound effects and musical scoring is superb as it helps to draw you into each and every scene.
Starting September 29 at 10pm, you’ll also get to watch the Vikings TV series on History Asia, SKYCable Ch 67; Cable Link Ch. 43; Dream Satellite Ch 30; Destiny Cable Ch 57. Don’t fail to watch this 9-part series by award-winning director Michael Hirst. Connect with History Asia on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Don’t forget to watch the video below for a glimpse of Vikings.