The 10 episodes of Season 3 of the Canadian-Irish historical drama TV series “Vikings” had its run from February 19 culminating in an epic series finale on April 23 that had many of its fans practically begging for more with some of them can hardly contain their excitement for the fourth season of the show.
Given the intensity and grandeur of its epic battles, Season 3 of “Vikings” is arguably the best season to date of the TV series, notes IGN.
“Vikings” is one of those rare TV series that has improved season after season which is good for the fans on the TV show that airs on the History Channel.
The TV series comes off really strong when it capitalizes on its location and story but it is weakest when it dwells more over crucial character moments and plot.
But Season 3 made some adjustments on that aspect by honing some of the more intimate moments between characters. That simply allowed the show to become even more engrossing to fans.
Season 3 of “Vikings” offered big battles, big twists, and even an earthly visit from Odin himself, whose role was played by Kevin Durand.
The only caveat for the series is that “Vikings tend to spend a long time establishing something only to then quickly squander it in a weird and somewhat unorthodox manner.
“Vikings” follow the life and conquests of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. He is one of the best-known mythological Norse heroes but is notoriously considered as the scourge of France and England.
The series portrays Ragnar as a Viking farmer who pioneers the first daring raids into England with the help of fellow warriors, his brother Rollo, and his ex-wife, the shield maiden Lagertha.
The show is inspired by the tales of the raiding, trading, and exploring Norsemen during the early medieval Scandinavia. It follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew and family during the 13th century.
Additional inspiration was also taken from historical sources during the period such as records of the Viking raids.
The addition of the Odin character in Season 3 gave the show an intriguing and deviant little side story even as Ragnar and his horde were running through some familiar beats back in Wessex.
The entire tale keeps fans and viewers captivated with the show even if they have not had the opportunity to watch the first two Seasons of the series and they only started watching within the first three or four episodes of Season 3. The TV series did show fans Norse mythology in the flesh