Taking on the advice of the blogging community and THE internet, we decided to try the new show "Vikings" (and by "we" I mean my imaginary friend and my two cats).
Apart from the fact that Rollo is extremely HOT, there is nothing more to say about this drag. I can't seem to identify the protagonists in this show. All of the characters are blunt, egotistical and boring.
If Ragnar and his annoying wife are the protagonists, the writers messed up big time building those characters.
I "liked" the fact that a lot of innocent red shirts got killed because of Ragnar's selfish adventures, and even so, his annoying happy family is still alive. How come?
Ragnar's wife (I don' even remember her fucking name) is the most annoying for me. She has this constant constipated look on her face, which I suppose has to embodies a feisty spirit, but obviously fails at it.
The story itself is nicely written, they could have done a lot more with it and actually make a great tv series. But nooooooo, instead they focused on the self absorbed assholes of a characters.
I guess my frustration comes from the fact that there is no one in this show to root for. And people need someone to root for, someone who you would want to live, to be happy, to be successful. Even if that character is not a good natured cliche, even if he's a pain in the ass moron, there still has to be qualities in him that the viewer considers worthy of rooting for. The only one I can think of right now is Floki.
Sorry for bringing up "Boardwalk Empire" again, but this show is probably one of the best in tv history (alonside with Stargate SG1, Buffy, Rome and Firefly).
The one I'm rooting for there, is Richard. Man, that's the kind of guy I would give all my money, my car, my laptop, my virginity, my two cats, my apartment, my questionable cooking abilities just so he can be happy. And he' s not good, he's not bad either, he just is. And I can't help but connect with him and feel for him. That's what I need, but what I get are a bunch of people who I desperately want to die off like the pesky flies they are!