Last night, I caught S1E3 of The History Channel’s first scripted drama, Vikings. I think it’s still too soon to tell for this one (kind of a cheap rip on the Game of Thrones-y vibe? Just.too.violent.? Or genuinely cool concept plus good execution?)…. but here were my immediate thoughts and emotions after catching all the raunchy barbarism.
1. Jesus christ, Travis Fimmel is a perfect specimen of man.
2. Boy am I glad there is a zero percent chance I am descended from these violent, violent people.
3. Where are all the viking hats?
4. But I guess really cool braid situations are a decent alternative to never washing.
I’ll definitely be tuning in next week, because I really am hoping that the Lodbrok fam – priest threesome takes place (or something like it), and because I want to see what that bitch who is manipulating the king (?) is up to (there’s always a devilish female behind a brutish male leader, DUH). And also to continue judging when Travis Fimmel’s eyes have been CGI’d or when they are really just that startlingly brilliant to which I can only say …