The new year is officially a few days old and there’s no cracking way to kick off proceedings than with one of our all time favorite TV series (as unashamedly pointed out here), Vikings. It’s no secret that most of us have been anticipating the remaining episodes of the final season, sadly this is it but like all good things everything has to come to an end sometime… so yes the Vikings saga takes it’s final push it out to sea.
The sixth and final season of the groundbreaking historical epic is now streaming first and only on Showmax. Thankfully, early reviews suggest the hit series is getting the glorious sendoff to Valhalla it deserves.
Express (UK) says, “The final 10 episodes have everything fans want. From huge battle scenes, the return of some fan-favourite characters, unprecedented twists and turns, to sex, sea dragons, drugs, death and even witchcraft… Creator Michael Hirsthas succeeded in pulling off an epic goodbye to the beloved historical drama.”
“Hirst has left us a show for the ages, one that transcends the war, blood, and murder that first drew audiences to its story,” echoes Den of Geek. “The closing run of episodes is at turns thrilling, stirring, chilling, harrowing, heart-breaking, savage, sensual and ethereal, and is capped off with a mesmerizing, mytho-philosophical finale that retroactively elevates everything that came before it, all the way back to the moment when Ragnar first asked Floki to help him sail west.”
Vikings reinvented how history could be taught. As Deadline puts it, “Vikings has been a legacy show for History. It marked the network’s first foray into ongoing scripted series. Vikings was a breakout ratings hit when it debuted in 2013 and remains History’s #1 scripted series of all time.”
After six seasons, Vikings still holds an average critics rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 100% rating for Season 6. It has an 8.5/10 score on IMDb, where it’s currently at #4 of the Most Popular TV Shows. If you have watched it then this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Remember to catch it on Showmax now, we already have and can confirm that you won’t regret it. Long may Valhalla live on!