Saiya Floyd

After a mostly strong season, the third season finale of Vikings, called “The Dead” was a bit of a let-down. While it paved the way for a lot of action for Season 4 (which is already confirmed), it also left a lot of problems from this season floating around and was unsatisfying. (spoilers ahead) The […]

  Saiya Floyd

After Athelstan, my favorite character on Vikings was brutally murdered went off to the North Pole with Santa and his elves and live happily ever after, I took a break from the show. But Season 3 of Vikings is wrapping up this week, and it’s honestly too good to stay away from for very long. […]

  Saiya Floyd

Vikings is leading up to something big. In the third season premiere, ‘Mercenary’, there was a palatable sense of something new and epic looming in the distance. In the episode, Ragnar and his men fight for the Mercian princess Kwenthrith. His men are confused why they should fight for a foreign princess in a battle […]

  Saiya Floyd

History Channel’s hit series Vikings is starting its third season. I recently spoke with two of its actors over the phone. Fans of the show will be familiar with Clive Standen, who returns for the third season as Rollo, the conflicted and dynamic brother of Ragnar. I also spoke with Kevin Durand, who, although new […]

  Saiya Floyd

After a relentlessly fast-paced season, Vikings’ season 2 finale felt a like a decrescendo. Despite all the promos promising it would be ‘shocking’, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ was fairly predictable with one or two exceptions. It definitely was not as shocking as season 1’s ‘All Change’. The biggest surprise was Floki wasn’t actually betraying Ragnar. So […]

  Saiya Floyd

The first half of Vikings’ second season was incredibly strong, with each episode building and gaining momentum. The second half of the season hasn’t lost its momentum, but it’s kind of like a runaway cart, where it has gained so much momentum that it leaves the audience running to catch up. The biggest problem is […]

  Saiya Floyd

This week’s episode of Vikings was solid. It wasn’t a stand-out like last week’s ‘Eye for an Eye’, but in fairness to ‘Answers in Blood’, it’s hard to top an episode where you nail one of your main characters to a crucifix.  The transition in poor Athelstan’s storyline felt abrupt this week. At the end […]

  Saiya Floyd

Why do bad things happen to good characters? This is a question I kept asking myself during tonight’s phenomenal Vikings episode. (Spoilers ahead). There were a lot of good things happening in the episode.  Lagertha and Bjorn’s scenes together continued to be strong. It’s good to know he’ll have her back against her awful husband, […]

Actor Alexander Ludwig is no stranger to intense roles, having appeared in films such as The Hunger Games and Lone Survivor. Last week, he joined the cast of Vikings as Bjorn, son of Ragnar Lothbrok. I spoke to Alexander over the phone about what it was like to join the show and about portraying a character who ends up being […]

  Saiya Floyd

Vikings just keeps getting better and better. The second season started out strong, and so far, hasn’t slipped up. There was a lot going on this week (including several new cast members) and pretty much all of it was good. Let’s start with Athelstan. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Athelstan’s story […]

  Saiya Floyd

While last week’s season premiere of Vikings focused heavily on domestic spats, this week branched out more, literally, as Ragnar lead the Vikings on more raids. The episode picked up four years after the first episode, and did a surprisingly good job with the time jump, which is usually a difficult feat. For most of […]

Actress Katheryn Winnick has been in some of TV’s most popular shows from Law & Order, to Bones, to Vikings, which she currently stars in as Lagertha.  I spoke with Katheryn over the phone about Vikings’ second season, the challenges facing her character and what it was like to play a warrior woman. Congratulations on coming back for a […]

  Saiya Floyd

*Make sure to catch our Exclusive Interview with Vikings star Katheryn Winnick HERE Long at last, Vikings has returned for its second season, and it was most definitely worth the wait. (Major spoilers ahead). The show opened up almost right where the last season left off, with Ragnar having to deal with his brother Rollo’s […]

  Saiya Floyd

If you’re not watching History Channel’s Vikings, which concluded its first season on Sunday with a tense finale, you’re missing out. This is easy to remedy, because there are only nine episodes to catch up on before Season 2 premiers next year. (I don’t know which is worse: that there were only nine episodes, or […]

  Saiya Floyd

History Channel’s new mini-series Vikings is a lot tamer than one would expect, considering the subject matter. The first episode set up a lot, and consequently the premiere felt like it was on the edge of something substantial happening. Instead of bringing a lot of blood and gore (there was still some), it focused on […]