Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Review: “Lost Some Of Its Feverish Intensity”

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Review: “Lost Some Of Its Feverish Intensity”

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Review: “Lost Some Of Its Feverish Intensity”

Vikings: Valhalla was one of the most surprising Netflix packages of the last year, blasting off the blocks with a fierce and rich tale of the Vikings’ final days. Its second season aims to maintain that momentum but, as it expands its world away from the shores of Scandinavia, its wandering eye means the historic series loses some of the feverish intensity that made it such an initial success.

Fresh from Olaf’s rout in Kattegat, our heroes Leif, Harald and Freydis find themselves – once again – on very different paths. The second season is spread across four main locations and it’s Leif and Harald who benefit the most from Vikings Valhalla’s more exploratory tone. The fledgling bromance, seething with tension after Harald’s banter with Leif’s sister Freydis, heads first to the icy locale of Novgorod before a road trip (of sorts) down the Dnieper as Harald attempts to rally an army in his bid to become King of Norway.

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