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'Vikings' Brawls, Stumbles Into Future With Midseason Finale (SPOILERS)

“Vikings” has been enough of a success for History that the channel not only expanded the number of episodes ordered per year but split them into “A” and “B” seasons, much like AMC’s pattern with “The Walking Dead.” But the messy, somewhat confusing midseason finale and indeed developing arc of this latest run — despite some first-rate moments — suggests that might have forced the producers to wring a little too much plunder out of the concept and characters. 572 more words

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'Vikings' Boss Talks Midseason Finale Twist, Ragnar and Rollo's Rivalry

This recap contains spoilers for the “Vikings” midseason finale, Season 4, Episode 10, titled “The Last Ship.”

After three seasons of simmering jealousy, Ragnar Lothbrok’s (Travis Fimmel) rivalry with his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) finally came to a head in a brutal battle in the April 21 epiode — but the long-awaited clash had an unexpected result, with Rollo and his Frankish forces defeating Ragnar and his Viking warriors. 1,787 more words

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VIKINGS – Season 4
Episode 4 “Yol”
Episode 5 “Promised”

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HISTORY Renews 'VIKINGS' For A Season 5

HISTORY announced that they’ve renewed their hit series VIKINGS for a fifth season of 20-episodes. In addition, Golden Globe Award winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers ( 189 more words

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'Vikings' Season 4 Premiere: Creator Michael Hirst on Ragnar's New Trials, Show's Future

“Vikings” returns to History on February 18 for an expanded Season 4 (growing from its usual 10-episode order to a meaty 20), and creator Michael Hirst promises a season full of twists, betrayals and even a harrowing encounter with a bear that gives Oscar nominee “The Revenant” a run for its money. 1,977 more words

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TV Review: 'Vikings,' Season 4

“Vikings,” which will include a bifurcated and expanded fourth season beginning with a flurry of 10 episodes, has become History’s poor-man’s answer to “The Walking Dead.” And based on the opening salvo, success hasn’t spoiled these pillaging Norsemen, with the show essentially picking up where season three left off — after the bloody siege of Paris — operating on several parallel tiers. 485 more words

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THE TUDORS (2007 - 2010)

Creators: Michael Hirst

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy

The series tells in a fictional and loosely adapted the story of the life of Henry VIII, his reign and his successive marriages. 205 more words

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