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Vikings (season 1)

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Rosanna and Nikki watch the History Channel's TV series Vikings, inspired by the infamous warriors of early medieval Norway. It follows legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and his (often famous) friends and family as they discover England and all its riches.

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Episode 1: The Thing Is The Thing
Season 1, Episode 1: Rites of Passage

Rosanna and Nikki discuss Raven Gandalf, mysterious Viking lore, and ridiculous hairstyles, plus Rosanna's Top 3 production notes.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, we meet Ragnar Lothbrok and his family, learn that Earl Haraldson does not want the Vikings to sail West, and find out that Ragnar has had a ship built and is going West anyway.

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Episode 2: Why Rollo Is The Worst
Season 1, episode 2: Wrath of the Northmen

Rosanna and Nikki discuss Viking librarians, what to call a "she-earl", and how to poop on a ship. Rosanna's Top 3 is all about murder.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Ragnar, Rollo, and Floki gather volunteers and sail West against the Earl's command. After an intense storm, the Vikings land in England, kill a bunch of monks, and Ragnar makes a new friend/slave.

WARNING: This episode includes a discussion about the rape of a slave woman in the show.

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Episode 3: The Gullible Sheriff
Season 1, episode 3: Dispossessed

Rosanna and Nikki sort Ragnar into Slytherin, discuss J.K. Rowling's revenge and Vikings as a sitcom, and discover that Ragnar is actually a master linguist. Rosanna's Top 3 are Pleasant Surprises.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Ragnar grills Athelstan about the kingdom of Northumbria, Earl Haraldson authorizes another raid, Lagertha gets to fight while Athelstan babysits, and the Vikings slaughter the English welcoming committee.

 

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Episode 4: Floki Crashes Mass
Season 1, episode 4: Trial

Rosanna and Nikki learn the history of the shield wall, the dog's bullocks, and hairy pants. They compare (and apologize for) their terrible foreign accents, grieve for Erik, and think Ragnar+Applestand=BFF. Rosanna's Top 3 is Ways Rollos Surprised Us.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Ragnar's crew interrupts Catholic Mass, Lagertha kills Knut (with good reason), and the Vikings return to Kattegat where Ragnar is put on trial for Knut's murder. The Earl tries to get his grubby claws into Rollo, but Rollo testifies in Ragnar's defense. One of our favorite crew members bites the dust.

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Episode 5: Wanna Know How I Got These Scars?
Season 1, episode 5: Raid

Rosanna and Nikki meet Earl Drunk Swede, discuss Loki Holmes, beg for a Loki/Moriarty collaboration, decide Rollo would make a good fairy, and Rosanna reorders her list of Most Hated Vikings and gets punked by Nikki. Rosanna's Top 3 is all about why we hate Earl Haraldson.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Earl Haraldson sets his goons on Ragnar's settlement, severly wounding Ragnar and causing the Lothbroks and Athelstan to flee. While Floki takes the family in and heals Ragnar, Haraldson is busy pissing off his wife and daughter, threatening Rollo, and setting a trap for Ragnar.

 

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Episode 6: Goodbye Earl
Season 1, episode 6: Burial of the Dead

Rosanna and Nikki discuss the impracticality of the Earl's free-flowing hair, Nikki's childhood lisp, wonder if Rollo is a sociopath or a bastard, and are glad the slave doesn't have sex with the dead Earl. Rosanna's Top 3 is deaths of which she approved.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Earl Haraldson accepts Ragnar's duel challenge and Ragnar is the victor, Lagertha reveals she is pregnant and Rollo proposes marriage to the newly widowed Siggy. Athelstan asks about a touchy subject and is taken on a "trip" to Ragnarök. The Vikings begin another journey to England.

 

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Episode 7: The King And I
Season 1, episode 7: A King's Ransom

Rosanna and Nikki discuss Sweaty King Curly Hair's mistakes, why Vikings need email, and Nikki does some questionable math and invents a new horror movie genre. Rosanna's Top 3 had her giggling.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, the Vikings set up camp, capture the king's brother, and demand 2,000lbs of gold and silver. Rollo allows himself to be baptized a Christian and is cornered by Floki. Lagertha substitutes as Earl while Ragnar is gone and receives support from Siggy as she miscarries.

 

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Episode 8: Losing My Religion
Season 1, episode 8: Sacrifice

Rosanna and Nikki want Chris Hemsworth to guest star as Thor, are angry Leif is missing out on Valhalla, cast the characters as The Office cast, and debate the worthiness of certain sacrifices. Rosanna's Top 3 are times Ragnar was a disappointment.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Ragnar takes the family and followers to Uppsala and pledges fealty to King Horik. Siggy gets mad at a philandering Rollo and Athelstan's life is saved when it is discovered that he is still a closet Christian. We see massive sacrifices of both animals and people.

 

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Episode 9: It's The End Of The World As We Know It
Season 1, episode 9: All Change

Rosanna and Nikki do bad pirate accents and apologize to squirrels, think being a seer would be depressing, and think Lagertha needs a girls' night. Rosanna's Top 3 were inevitable events.

In this episode of The History Channel's TV series Vikings, Ragnar visits Jarl Borg on behalf of King Horik, and Rollo shows his true colors. Back in Kattegat, Gyda, Thyri, Athelstan, and many other villagers catch a deadly disease. While Lagertha visits the Seer in Kattagat, Ragnar is still in Jarl Borg's land, knocking up Princess Aslaug.

 

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