Season Three - 2015,
What a wonderful , inspiring and marvelous historical production this 3rd season and every other season, has been. How did this TV script, directors, actors and actresses and all others involved in this production come together so perfectly?
Because I am an avid historical buff, especially of the Viking period, this is one of be best TV programs, on this topic that I have ever seen. The customs, boats and buildings, language, and the authentic looking dress design is out of this world, One can imagine ourselves, living in that society and in that time period. It is like being in a time machine, living in the 800's AD!
Especially touching and soul felt, was the tension that the Priest bravely and humbly endures through all his suffering, between his Christian vows and the Viking Gods. These same challenge seems to flow down through the ages to the 21st century. Whether to follow God, if any, or other ways.
Though there was plenty of visual war scenes, beyond that, the human tendency for following riches, greed, power, envy, and even murder for self interests follows us to this day.
The Priest struggling to decide which path he will follow, and how all the other players evolve and change is a challenge that we all face.
Thank you again for this wonderful Viking Series on History Channel and hope that it will continue to be produced for many more seasons to come..
N. Sansom, Ph.D., OTR