The Scoop on Vikings Valhalla

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Ellie Bonnette, editor

Vikings. Pagans versus Christians. Bloodshed. Revenge. If any of these words spark interest in you, Netflix’s Vikings Valhalla may be the show for you. With constant action based on historical events between the Vikings and England in the year 1002, this series is not one you will want to miss out on.

Vikings Valhalla takes place in 1002 in Europe. The season begins with step-siblings, Leif Erikson and Freydís Eiríksdóttir, and a few other family friends setting sail on an epic journey from Greenland to England on a quest for revenge. A traumatic event happened to Freydis and because of that, she and her brother are determined to find the man who assaulted her. 

Upon their arrival to England, Freydis and Leif meet Prince Harald Hardrada of Norway who tells them about why himself, the Vikings, and King Canute of Denmark are in Kattegat. A year prior, the King of England ordered the assasination of every Viking on their lands as a means to protect Saxon’s hold on the throne. Now, these prideful Vikings are on their own quest for revenge to take the English crown. Throughout the series, Leif and Freydis must work together with the Vikings so that they both achieve their vengeance. 

With a 90% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, this series is not one you want to miss. According to David Aronofsky, a film reviewer, “This is a great series all the way around — acting, story lines, action scenes, cinematography, editing and character development. Although historical accuracy is partly lacking, who cares if the show is as good as this one and it probably is more accurate than not in most key respects.” Additionally, an anonymous student explains, “I have always been a big fan of history shows such as Outlander, and this one truly exceeded my expectations.”

All in all, if you’re looking for a new show to binge, Vikings Valhalla is certainly one to keep in mind.