I remember being very impressed by the first season of Vikings Valhalla last year when it premiered on Netflix. Season 2 dropped not that long ago and the quality is mostly the same.
Like almost every story set in a time of political and historical change, things are much different for many of the characters at the start of season 2, then they were at season 1.
Leif Erikson actually takes his friend Harald Sigurdsson more east than I ever expected. They journey to what is now present-day Russia with a plan of taking back the Norwegian throne.
Freydís Eiríksdóttir on the other hand ends up in a secret community of pagan worshipers. With Christianity dominating the Viking countries now, this is one of the last few spots in the world where they are free to worship Odin and Thor. But even in safe havens, there are people with the least good intentions.
Olaf has been stripped of his throne of the Kingdom of Norway. And instead of being executed, he becomes a puppet (with his son as a guarantee) that he will do as told. But this Christian tyrant will do whatever he can to cause destruction to the pagan community in his free time.
I was actually surprised to see Bradley James show up as the not so good Lord Harekr. I remember seeing him in Merlin as King Arthur, and he’s definitely much different in a sinister role.
I was rather disappointed in Emma of Normandy. I’m not sure if this is historically accurate or not, but she does something quite horrible to a certain character, and she doesn’t even feel that bad about it.
There’s a lot more I could say about Vikings Valhalla but it’s a fantastic show and just like the last season, both my wife and I were a bit upset that it ended too quickly. But I can’t complain because I’d rather have a short season of quality episodes versus a long season of filler episodes.
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I have heard really good things about this series! Glad you’re enjoying it, too.