My latest binge-watch is a show called Vikings, and I give it a big thumbs up. Where I’d put it on a scale of 10, I’m less certain. It’s got beautiful scenery, super hot women all over the place, dark, powerful music, and plenty of sword fights, beheadings, rape, human sacrifice, blood, lots of blood, spraying blood, splattering blood, oozing blood, flowing blood, and blood smeared all over their faces, plague, backstabbing, betrayal, and torture, so if you liked Game of Thrones, you’ll probably love it.
I don’t know how accurate it is historically, I’ll probably get around to looking that up, although I imagine they’ve done a good job of creating a fictional story within the bounds of what’s actually known.
It’s not a documentary.
On the other hand, it’s kind of strange how our heroes do not die, even in battles where everyone around them does, and the battle scenes, in that way, are very much like a martial arts movie. Also, how they seem to be outside the village, or able to flee, when all sorts of extras and minor characters are being trampled, and all those guys getting burned up in the barn never get mentioned again, and that kid who was taken hostage and then killed just to be buried, as part of a weird spell to guard the buried treasure, just a village kid, those deaths don’t appear to affect anybody, so, classism.
But, it’s compelling. It’s 1:30 a.m. here, and I’ve been watching for 3 hours.

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