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Vikings: Season 3 (2015)





Critic Consensus: Vikings continues its onslaught of engrossing action, intrigue, and characters, led by Michael Hirst's strong vision of Norse legend.


Air date: Feb 19, 2015
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Air date: Mar 12, 2015
Air date: Mar 19, 2015
Air date: Mar 26, 2015
Air date: Apr 2, 2015
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Season 3 of this drama series opens with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) as king?and now a huge responsibility rests on the shoulders of this former farmer. At the start of his reign, Ragnar wants to return to Wessex and claim the land that was promised to him by the English. However, it is not certain that King Ecbert (Linus Roache) will indeed keep his promise to the Vikings. Meanwhile, Ragnar is resolved on breaking down the walls of Paris, deemed impenetrable to outside forces, and further cement the … More


Travis Fimmel
as Ragnar Lothbrok
George Blagden
as Athelstan
Donal Logue
as King Horik
Thorbjørn Harr
as Jarl Borg
Linus Roache
as King Ecbert
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Critic Reviews for Vikings: Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Jumping back into History's Vikings has brought me nothing but joy.

April 10, 2015 | Full Review…

In the first three episodes there is enough intrigue and bloodletting to keep fans watching.

March 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Daily News

These men and women have a lot more to offer than just their shields and axes.

February 20, 2015 | Full Review…

From a fandom standpoint, I think it's awesome that Lagertha is not only back in the thick of it, but with her own lands and title to boot.

February 20, 2015 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…
IGN Movies

This series has a lot going for it -- it's all up to Hirst now to find the right balance once again.

February 20, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

From the very first day it aired, Vikings has proven something special. The show never suffers even a single dull moment.

February 19, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Vikings: Season 3

The religious overtones and romantic subplots pf Vikings have always been present, but it is in this third season that they are most prevalent, unfortunately to the detriment of the series. Where before they enhanced the story, this time around they detract from it. However they more than make up for this minor issue in other ways.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

This is essentially the same show as the previous two seasons but what was bad before, is even worse on S03. The dialogues are even more ridiculous and with plenty of unnecessary exposition. There are death scenes that add nothing, trying to be shocking like in Game of Thrones, but forgetting that whenever someone dies on that show, it's important and will be a huge deal to everyone around. Vikings, it's time for me to say farewell, you were once entertaining and I learned a thing or two from you, but you're turning into unbearable cheese lately. And of the bad kind.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

The third season of Vikings offers hints of a game changing season, setting up storylines that, given the opportunity, can pay off for many seasons to come. This season took some chances, developed more of an ensemble cast with an increasingly capable and intriguing array of characters, and offered gritty, realist, and unflinching action. It?s a series that proves to be always entertaining and increasingly intelligent with its symbolic overtones and forays in to the mystical.

If there?s a criticism to be had, it?s that Ragnar Lothbrok?s character has seemed to stall, lacking a real energetic sense of direction. This perhaps is intentionional, given the rumblings of Travis Fimmel?s departure but, even so, a sharper direction needs to be honed going forward.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

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