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« Reply #100 on: February 20, 2015, 11:33:25 AM »
I think this is a great series......a little hard to get the secondary characters' names and roles straightened out in my mind once in a while, but other than that I'm really enjoying it!   The ships, arms, way of living & the quest for farmland that they lacked at home, but needed for perpetuation of the clans, being one of the paramount reasons for their raids in Europe........helps bring to mind the importance of farmland for food for those that get their food only from supermarkets. :)

  Sorry old pard,  but I can't watch it,  I've tried,  but can't help thinking that the Vikings of old are no more than an antique version of today's radical towel headed terrorist,  give 'em a sword and innocent people to plunder and they can't start the blood letting fast enough to satisfy their depravity.

  I'd just as soon watch re runs of Dual Survival.        :popcorn:

  I think it was the first episode I watched where the "good guys" are pictured in a scene where one of them visits his brother,  eats and drinks at his table, makes small talk,  and before he leaves he rapes his brothers wife violently,  just for the hell of it.

  Not the kind of viewing I can support in good conscience old friend.        :shrug:
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« Reply #101 on: February 20, 2015, 11:56:31 AM »
Yeah, you've made that PERFECTLY clear to me several times now, Moe, but there is much more to it than just that! :rolleyes:

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« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2015, 12:06:00 PM »
Yeah, you've made that PERFECTLY clear to me several times now, Moe, but there is much more to it than just that! :rolleyes:

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  It's probably because I've seen way too much of people abusing each other in the past that I don't care to watch it as entertainment in my own home.
  But then again,  I don't watch Dancing with the stars either.    :rofl:
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« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2015, 12:15:21 PM »
Now that 'HERE COMES HONEY-BOOBOO' has been cancelled, I'm surprised you even own a TV! :rofl:
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« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2015, 12:18:55 PM »
Now that 'HERE COMES HONEY-BOOBOO' has been cancelled, I'm surprised you even own a TV! :rofl:

  Now that's hitting below the belt Craig,  I told you you Vikings were blood thirsty.     >:D
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« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2015, 02:32:12 PM »
I knew it was on and then forgot to watch it.  It is a complicated program to follow unless you watch all the episodes.  I will catch this one on the internet feed if it shows up there. 

It seems to be an accurate portrayal of what we expect from a Viking but probably misses adding the multitude of significant contributions they made to western culture. 
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« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2015, 03:28:40 PM »
It should be on next week, right before the next new episode.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #107 on: March 26, 2015, 06:34:54 PM »
In case anyone's still following this series.......Ragnar's on again, tonight. :duel: :hail: :chopwood:       

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« Reply #108 on: March 26, 2015, 06:51:31 PM »
Is it just me, but in of the earlier episodes (I think it was "Warrior's Fate", episode 3 of season 3), wasn't there a Gransfors Bruks used in the scene when Torstein's arm is cut off?
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« Reply #109 on: March 26, 2015, 07:11:16 PM »
Possible.......mayb e even likely, but I have enough trouble just keeping all the characters' names and roles straight from episode to episode! :P      Interesting series, though. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2015, 08:55:22 PM »
Dam it I missed it tonight. I have missed every show I like this week. :soap:
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« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2015, 08:57:31 PM »
I think they run it again right after the new one's over......they do here, anyway. :shrug:

Stay tuned. O:-)
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« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2015, 09:32:17 PM »
I missed tonights episode, watching college basketball.
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« Reply #113 on: March 27, 2015, 06:47:15 AM »
Go to http://www.history.com/shows/vikings, you can watch all of season 3 :).
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« Reply #114 on: March 27, 2015, 04:56:36 PM »
Thanks, I will try & catch up this weekend after work  :'(
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« Reply #115 on: April 02, 2015, 08:03:27 PM »
RAGNAR'S ON! >:D :canoe: :duel: :cheers:
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« Reply #116 on: April 02, 2015, 09:04:07 PM »
I'm late but I'm here.
We need a little Ragnar  >:D
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« Reply #117 on: April 02, 2015, 09:25:20 PM »
All of us, except Moe.  8) >:D
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« Reply #118 on: April 03, 2015, 07:48:58 AM »
The more I watch it the more I am hooked. It is my kind of television. Only three episodes left for the season then we  have to wait for next season. :(
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« Reply #119 on: April 03, 2015, 08:21:23 AM »
Yeah.....bummer! :'(    I think I'll get this season's episodes on Netflix and watch them all again right before it starts again next year.  We did that this season and it really helps us to straighten everything out in our minds again  :P :P........or pick up on anything we may have never understood if we missed one installment, when they were first televised.   NO DANGED COMMERCIALS, EITHER!  :banana:
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« Reply #120 on: April 03, 2015, 10:27:50 PM »
All of us, except Moe.  8) >:D

  Torturous Bastards is what they was,  but if that's what you look up to,  each to his own.    :shrug:

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« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2015, 10:44:13 PM »
Before I dropped cable I watched some. What I saw on HC Netflix was weak. Is there a way to watch on netflix that's  more complete? Figure it out for me!

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« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2015, 07:58:55 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean by, "What I saw on HC Netflix was weak."  :shrug:   We just order the DVDs from Netflix and all of each episode is there.....3-4 per disc and commercial-free.  We're watching past season's episodes of 'House of Cards' right now.......scary! :-\
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« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2015, 12:15:08 AM »
It is scary, probably true lol what do I know? It did cause me to check out more of Spacey's films which I have mostly enjoyed.

I think you are referring to the program on the History Channel. What was available on Netflixs' HC was incomplete. Been awhile since I looked. Maybe it's not even netflix but HC on roku, I kinda forget how it works now. So that's what I meant by weak, if that even explains it.

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« Reply #124 on: April 09, 2015, 07:47:59 PM »
Heads-up, Ragnar fans......starts in about 13 minutes. :popcorn:
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« Reply #125 on: April 09, 2015, 07:59:46 PM »
 >:D ready  >:D
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« Reply #126 on: April 09, 2015, 08:42:16 PM »
I hope Moe didn't decide to tune in for THIS one! :rofl:
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« Reply #127 on: April 09, 2015, 09:22:56 PM »
Another great episode.
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« Reply #128 on: April 10, 2015, 06:08:32 AM »
I have been watching Vikings since episode 1 and was hooked, I tape them so I can skip commercials but season 1 & 2 can be seen commercial free at Amazon Prime for those who have it.
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« Reply #129 on: April 16, 2015, 06:03:50 PM »
Ragnar and Loki are on again tonight! >:D >:D :chopwood: :duel: :stir: :canoe: :canoe: :canoe:
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« Reply #130 on: May 09, 2015, 04:20:46 PM »
I think we should all get our own axe ready to play with while we're watching Ragnar, Rollo, Bjorn and Floki next season. >:D >:D >:D >:D

Here's the method & instructions for making our own do-it-yourself Viking Axes....

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« Reply #131 on: May 09, 2015, 06:46:08 PM »

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« Reply #132 on: May 09, 2015, 06:52:02 PM »
I missed the last two episodes and watching it on the computer just is not the same. I guess I will have to wait for the reruns.
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« Reply #133 on: May 09, 2015, 07:10:27 PM »

                    :-X
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« Reply #134 on: May 10, 2015, 06:34:48 AM »

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Good call, Moe......'bout time! ;D

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« Reply #135 on: May 10, 2015, 08:45:33 AM »
I think we should all get our own axe ready to play with while we're watching Ragnar, Rollo, Bjorn and Floki next season. >:D >:D >:D >:D

Here's the method & instructions for making our own do-it-yourself Viking Axes....



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« Reply #136 on: May 12, 2015, 02:31:44 AM »
I've been watching this show for the last couple of years, and much longer for Deadliest Catch.

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« Reply #137 on: February 18, 2016, 07:11:31 PM »
Season 4, Episode 1 on the History Channel TONIGHT! :popcorn:
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« Reply #138 on: February 18, 2016, 07:13:20 PM »
Thanks for the reminder.
Just turned it on.
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« Reply #139 on: February 18, 2016, 07:25:15 PM »
They're showing the last episode of Season 3 right now with the premier of the first episode of season 4 coming on at 9:00PM.   :duel: :cheers:
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« Reply #140 on: February 18, 2016, 08:09:30 PM »
I been watching it for a couple of hours and it was on for awhile this morning. 
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« Reply #141 on: February 19, 2016, 08:59:26 AM »
All of us, except Moe.  8) >:D

incorrect.  I don't like the show either.   Vikings were just plain nasty people.   I don't watch shows that attempt to make 'bad' into 'good'.  Mob movies, Breaking Bad, Tarentino movies............  The entertainment value is just not worth wallowing in a cess pool of depravity.

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« Reply #142 on: February 19, 2016, 11:09:03 AM »
Who cares? :shrug:    To each his own. :cheers:
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« Reply #143 on: February 19, 2016, 12:56:01 PM »
"Victims" always cry and whine exaggerations, making things sound far worse than what actually occurred. Basing one's knowledge solely on the reports of victims will surely lead to a one sided view.

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« Reply #144 on: February 20, 2016, 07:52:30 AM »
"Victims" always cry and whine exaggerations, making things sound far worse than what actually occurred. Basing one's knowledge solely on the reports of victims will surely lead to a one sided view.

yet in most cases, it's the victors that write the history, eh?  Don't ya think that could lead to some biased, one sided reporting?    :)

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« Reply #145 on: February 20, 2016, 10:42:09 AM »
"Victims" always cry and whine exaggerations, making things sound far worse than what actually occurred. Basing one's knowledge solely on the reports of victims will surely lead to a one sided view.

yet in most cases, it's the victors that write the history, eh?  Don't ya think that could lead to some biased, one sided reporting?    :)

Not necessarily.....

http://www.livescience.com/32087-viking-history-facts-myths.html

They had no written history of their own....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/evidence_01.shtml


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« Reply #146 on: February 20, 2016, 11:30:47 AM »
The Vikings is better than 98%  of what is called television programming, but it is a poor source as far as learning about history.  I take it as entertainment so it is fun to watch.
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« Reply #147 on: February 20, 2016, 11:44:29 AM »
"Victims" always cry and whine exaggerations, making things sound far worse than what actually occurred. Basing one's knowledge solely on the reports of victims will surely lead to a one sided view.

yet in most cases, it's the victors that write the history, eh?  Don't ya think that could lead to some biased, one sided reporting?    :)

Not necessarily.....

http://www.livescience.com/32087-viking-history-facts-myths.html

They had no written history of their own....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/evidence_01.shtml

Sorry, I just scanned over the links. I will take more time later. Seems to be saying with another looksee, maybe some archaeology, there is good reason to question 19th c image of Viking? If that's not the gist I will read it sooner.

History is written by the victors, history is a lie agreed upon, and all that. In the end the Vikings were not the victors- by which I mean the early pagans

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« Reply #148 on: February 20, 2016, 12:01:17 PM »
I provided the links to shorten my keyboard time, ie: I am lazy. 8)
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« Reply #149 on: February 20, 2016, 12:30:32 PM »
Ever consider going to voice dictation? Think of the possibilities