A few days ago i mentioned that i started watching the History Channel TV series, Vikings. I’ve now watched up to and including episode 7 out of a total of 9 episodes in this series. I can say that it’s very enjoyable and the fact that the season is only 9 episodes is a big plus in my book. I’m not a fan of shows which have 20 episodes a season. There isn’t enough content to do so many and they are just milking the cow.
However, even though Vikings is not one of the best shows on TV at the moment let alone ever as some people and sites are suggesting I do like this growth in the number shows taking place in different historical eras like Mad Men, Rome, Vikings, The Borgias.
I think there is room for more of these as long as the writing is good. For example i would love to see a show taking place in Nazi Germany, Lenin’s and Stalin’s Russia or during the Cold War (espionage).
I don’t expect to learn history through TV but i would like to spend a few seasons in another time.