It’s interesting to see how Vikings has evolved since its run began. A lot of it has to do with trying to be a sort of real world version of Game of Thrones. Take away the magic and the dragons, et al, and you’d have something similar to what Vikings has turned itself into.
And now it’s going to become as interesting as the HBO series because the back half of the double sized fourth season moves the show in a wildly different direction. After season 3 concluded with the epic battle in Paris, season 4 deals with the aftermath.
Vikings remains a show that does what it knows works and keeps it around that level. This is a show that has a gear it’s going in, continually good but never amazing, and manages to keep it there for the run.
Some behind the scenes pieces are included.
20th Century Fox presents Vikings (Season 1). Starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Nathan O’Toole, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgaard. Running time: 442 minutes. Not Rated. Released: October 3, 2017.