RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 6

“Vying with Alfred in the irritating, self-absorbed t**t stakes is Aethelred, a character set up as a villain so predictably that we’d have drunk ourselves under the table had we decided to play ‘Bad Guy Bingo’.” Our Recap and Review of an ‘upsetting’ sixth episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 6

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RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 5

“In a way, this episode feels like a soft reboot for the series. At the start it even felt a little like a different show. Nevertheless, the blueprint is still the same. Once again we have a status quo which is being threatened by a perfect storm consisting of Uhtred’s ego, Alfred’s single-mindedness and a couple of Vikings seeking revenge and wanting to do what Vikings do: take what doesn’t belong to them.” Our Recap and Review of a ‘plotty’ fifth episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 5

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 3

“The Last Kingdom skipped second gear and went straight to fifth in this third instalment of the series. Not only did things progress mighty quickly in terms of the passage of time and hair growth […], but it also set us off on a roller-coaster of emotions. Here we got a glimpse of an Uhtred we’ve never seen before…” Our look at the traumatic third episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 3

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 2

“The end of this second episode had us on the edge of our seats, as regal wet lettuce, Guthred, was successfully brainwashed by the Abbot, and had Uhtred dragged away into life as a slave. The rightful Lord of Bebbanburg may be an ego-centric big head at times, but he’s a warrior in the truest sense of the word and a brave one at that, unlike the weak King and his sneaky spiritual adviser.” Our Recap and Review of the fast-paced second episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 2

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 1

“Unable to compete financially with it’s big budget HBO cousin in terms of large scale battles, the show continues to defy it’s limitations and put the human drama ahead of shock and awe, still peppering it’s special brand of tongue-in-cheek humour throughout in a way that almost thumbs it’s nose at Game of Thrones’ grandiose scale.” Our Recap and Review of the fun Series 2 opener.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 1

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 8

“The show has definitely left us wanting for more, as it consistently struck the the right balance between brutality, love and friendship, and humour; especially the latter which singles it out amongst other shows in the genre, and helped to flesh out all of the main players.” Our take on the show’s Series finale.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 8