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By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent, raunchy Viking comedy is a hilarious sendup of GOT.

TV Netflix Comedy 2017
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

not for under 18

The show started out funny (for about half an episode) and we thought it might be worth watching, but it really turned quickly to inappropriate for non-adults. It’s not just that there’s sex and violence - but the way they are handled. Jokes about raping monks, castrating them, penis size, and a very graphic first scene of a dream about an orgy that end with two men (outside the dream) urinating on another. Violence and torture also depicted as humor. Coded gay character and his masculine wife used for jokes. All in all not worth watching even for adult viewers, it quickly got too gross and superficial.
age 18+

Some humor to start with.. still dark but then goes downhill quite fast

But it quickly gets nasty and the jokes are for the immoral. Starts off with some mild violence of a guy getting punched but making it someone comical. Then goes to a guy who decides to end his life because it is tradition for elders to do so in order to ease the burden on their people. The rest of the people watch the first guy do it, for honor, and then decide that's not for them. Going forward to the part where I turned it off; the guy on the boat who got punched has some words with a guy he just met. The fellow he talked to didn't like what he said so he sticks his finger in his own butt and pulls it out with poop on it and puts it in the other guys mouth. I could only imagine it gets worse but that is too much. Completely disgusting and inept of morals in light of getting a few laughs from people who have very little.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Funny, raunchy, gory -- yet still well-meaning at its core -- this is an absurd, Python-esque look at the lives of a village of Vikings. Filmed like a very serious period adventure piece, like Game of Thrones, and not like a comedy, only adds to the humor, much of which is grounded in the anachronistic behaviors of the Vikings as they deal with relationship problems or work politics using modern language and contemporary social attitudes. In what seems like the show trying to offer something for everyone, their are also a number of physical comedy bit that come off as quite low-brow in contrast to the rather subtle, behavior-based humor of the rest of the show. Ultimately, no matter what kind of comedy you like: slapstick, farce, black, social satire, mannered, mean spirited or good-hearted, Norsemen will deliver at least a couple of laughs in that style.

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