I used to love watching certain channels when I had access to cable. The History Channel, TLC (to a certain degree), NatGeo, Cartoon Network, SciFi Channel, and so on. Now that we don't bother with television Grendal and I kinda miss out on things. We get our news from different sources online and from friends/family. Movies coming? Random searches online to see if anything sounds good, which seems to be rare. Honestly, Grendal and I enjoy not having access to cable. We get movies, documentaries, and random bits of TV series thanks to Netflix. All is good. That is until I find a series that I MUST watch.
History Channel's series Vikings has just taken off. Since Grendal and I are very much a fan of vikings in general, I thought it would be interesting to give it a go. Grendal usually isn't much for TV series. I mean, we've watched all of Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, most of Eureka, Psych, a decent portion of House, Big Bang Theory, and Stargate SG1, so we have a nice bit beneath our belts. Vikings is a nice change of base with it being based loosely on facts. I know, I know, there are already gripes about accuracy and what not, and while pointing out 'It's just a TV show' it is on the History Channel......though said channel has fallen from their original platform of, y'know, HISTORY.
Anyway, Vikings. I like it, though I've only seen the first episode. The second one is waiting for us to watch and if Grendal decides it's not for him I can continue watching online! The characters are interesting and there have been moments that both of us sit there giggling. I love the inclusion of the mythology and deities. Grendal is already putting his money on my favorite character being Floki and is a little worried about the 'rapey feelings' he's getting from the show. If it happens, I know he's going to step away from the series. I can understand. I'm hoping I can keep him watching, at least until Valdimir Kulich shows up. Honestly, it's thanks to following his facebook page that I learned about the series. I mean, Kulich is the viking in my head, just like Sam Elliott is the cowboy. My head is a weird place.
But yes. Vikings! I enjoy it despite any inaccuracies. Plus, ODIN!