God, gore and gossip: the surprising winning formula of the Viking dramas

God, gore and gossip: the surprising winning formula of the Viking dramas
 

By now you know the cliché. A timid goat farmer tends to his herd. Something seems amiss – why do they bleat so? He looks up and sees a fleet of Viking longships on the horizon. This doesn’t end well for him. Rough men in horned helmets from the frozen North ravaging the people, the land and the goats is a staple of historical fiction. If you thought that The Last Kingdom conformed to the stereotype you’d be entirely correct. The adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s novel series which returns to Netflix for season three, has already made it clear that it will not shy away from depicting the... read more

 
23 November 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 61
Source: Guardian
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