Vikings Season 2 Premiere Review

Vikings Season 2 - Rollo Vs. Ragnar

After a long wait History channels Vikings returned this week with their season 2 premiere. Not only that Vikings are back but they returned with a bloody battle between two Viking clans, we were waiting for this fight ever since the first season of the show has ended. One of the things Vikings has, that none of the other shows on TV have is: it doesn't waste time and doesn't deal with issues its audience doesn't care about. Vikings season 2 premiere episode is an excellent example of this quality that the show has. If it was any other show we would not have witnessed the bloody confrontation between Rollo and Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) fighting on the opposite sides in the first 10 minutes of the first episode of the season. if it was a different show we would had to endure 2-3 episodes of putting additional ground work for their confrontation and that's in a best case scenario, others would postponed the confrontation for seasons 2 finale. 
Vikings season 2 with  Ragnar Lothbrok, Rollo and Lagertha
Vikings sailed west

History Channel's Vikings doesn't care for the rules, they do whatever they want more importantly they give the audience what they want to see. if Vikings producers decided to give us the bloody battle between Rollo and Ragnar in the first 10 minutes of the first episode, they rolled with it knowing it will work because the ground work was already there (season one finale) and they didn't have to waste anymore time building the inevitable confrontation between the brothers.

The final outcome of the battle was expected and Ragnar's actions after it all showed that Vikings want to keep Rollo close for whatever is coming next. It’s only the first episode of the season and we don’t really see the direction Vikings will take at this point. What's sure is that Vikings brought back the groom, grey and wet Dark Age’s Scandinavian reality on screen and that is what matters, this is one of the most appealing elements we saw in season 1 of the show and it seems we will keep on enjoying this show a lot longer. 

Video: Vikings ) Vikings season 2 trailer
Now when we covered the confrontation between Rollo and Ragnar, Ragnar confronted Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) regarding his relationship with Aslaug is season 1. It initially seemed like Lagertha forgave Ragnar for his slip making him promise to not see Aslaug ever again. But just when we thought to ourselves that we will have to wait a bit longer for the confrontation between Lagertha and Aslaug we were surprised once again when suddenly from nowhere Aslaug shows up and create one huge mess that makes Lagertha and Bjorn leave.

This season 2 premiere of Vikings turned everything on its head and from the sneak pick for the next episode this Vikings season seems like something we should be really excited for.

Vikings Season 1 DVD

Vikings: Season One [Blu-ray]

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  1. The teaser for the next episode looked great

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  3. It was enjoyable. Especially the battle between the Earl & the King's forces at the beginning. Berserkers.