In The Joke, the Vikings (and their allies) are at each other’s throats as the battle for the kingdom of Kattegat got under way. What should have been a surprise to no one who has followed the series is that the last third of the episode—the actual battle—is far less interesting than the middle third, which is devoted to the pre-fight negotiation. Usually, this would be due to the way that Vikings has chosen to depict battle scenes.
Vikings has largely followed a specific directorial practice wherein their stable of directors handle chunks of the series, two or three episodes in a row, before handing the story off to the next director. As the seasons have worn on, that stable has grown from 3 directors in the first season to 7 in Season 4 last year.
One of the things, good or bad, about Michael Hirst (compared to some writer/showrunners) is that he’s pretty open with his audience. And because of that, we know that Harald and Ivar’s planned attack on Kattegat won’t come until the mid-season break. This is not unusual for the show—building slowly toward an event that we know will happen. One of the delights, in fact, of Vikings has been the fact that it does not rush things.
@NnamdiPlume@TwoWaterTattoos@MomBombed@feliciaday@CriticalRole I have been kept out of friend-of-friend D&D evenings EXPRESSLY because I was a girl, didn't k lnow what I was doing and would eventually become bored and thus a distraction. At the time of one of these rejections, I had more D&D experience than ALL of the male players COMBINED.
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