I really like Vikings. Engaging stories, great characters, and strong women. I really like the emphasis on the culture of the community and how it infuses every part of their lives.
I do find myself disturbed by the blood and gore. I can’t comment on whether or not it’s historically accurate, though I suspect it is. And the violence is treated with an odd sort of respect – it’s not there just to add violence for the sake of viewers. And after the discussions here, I think I’m glad I’m not desensitized to it. 😉
Terry, thank you for providing the space to have these discussions!