The Last Kingdom

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Fletch, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    anybody watchin this ? was starting to lose interest but thought last nights got it right back on track
     
  2. t121anf

    t121anf Full Back

    Was that Seaham last night?
     
  3. Dogbark

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  4. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Yeah, enjoying it. Series 1 inspired me to read the books, which are generally excellent. It's reasonably faithful to the books in terms of general story line but they've included one character (Hallig) who wasn't in the books and, for obvious narrative reasons, included scenes which don't include Uhtred (the books are written with him as narrator).
     
  5. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Striker

    I thought last night's episode was brilliant and at a thrilling pace. Other dramas (looking at you, Game of Thrones) would have spent 6 episodes on the ship. Very touching scene between Uhtred and Hild I thought. I had watery eyes I must admit.
     
  6. Dogbark

    Dogbark Striker

    Soft lass :p
     
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  7. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    It certainly speeds along. Having said it's reasonably faithful to the book, I've just read a synopsis of book 3 (The Lords of the North) and realised it diverges quite a lot in many of the details.
     
  8. JAZZMANB

    JAZZMANB Striker

    Aye,Blast beach
     
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  9. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Striker

    Nowt wrong with being a lass and being soft! :lol:

    I've only read the first book - as the last series was playing. It certainly helps to keep the image of Alexander Dreymon in mind as you read! :lol:
     
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  10. JonMc

    JonMc Striker

    I'm enjoying it but impatiently waiting for following series' to see Æthelflaed come into her own - a fave historical character of mine and Millie Brady is just very hot. Great telly so far though. Cornwall gets the balance between accuracy and drama just about right.
     
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  11. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Striker

    I rather like the character of Aethelwold and enjoyed his stifled laughter when the old bloke died. I hope he gets to do a bit more this series!

    Took me ages to realise where I'd seen Guthred before - Saga's replacement partner Henrick from The Bridge.
     
  12. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    I'm trying to remember back to the books regarding Aethelwold. He definitely pops up now and again...

    Took me a while with Guthred as well. Also, the bloke playing Brother Trew plays Liam Moone (Martin's dad) in Moone Boy.
     
  13. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Striker

    It was his eyes that were familiar as his hair was darker in The Bridge. Was the lad playing Hallig from Shameless? I'm also liking the development of Hild too.
     
  14. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Well spotted. He was Ian in the first few series of Shameless.
     
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  15. I reckon that I must have Viking genes as I've been wearing t-shirts all week and sweating like a pig.
     
  16. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Terrific episode last night, I thought. It brought us to the end of the third book (and half way through the series). The fourth book is one of the best and should be covered by the next four episodes.
     
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  17. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Watched one, thought it was boring as fuck.
     
  18. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Striker

    Yes it had an 'end of series' feel and I read that was because it was the ending of book 3. Another good episode but will miss Kjartan - just for the way Uhtred pronounces his name! Happy to see Aethelwold back in action too. I thought the makeup person was a bit heavy handed on the old eyeliner with Uhtred now and then, however. I'm intrigued to know what happens next to Guthred.
     
  19. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    A lot will depend on how closely they stick with the books with regard to Guthred. Book 4 focuses primarily on Wessex/East Anglia and the two brothers.
     
  20. Son of Stan

    Son of Stan Striker

    Interesting. But which 2 brothers? Uhtred and Ragnar or Siegfried and (I'm tempted to say Roy...) whoever...? Does Thyra get a decent story or is that it for her?
     

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