Gabriel Byrne

History’s ‘Vikings’ — Even Plunderers Love Their Kids

Posted on 03/3/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentVikings sets out on its voyage as History’s first original series tonight (3/3), and it’s quite the spectacle to behold. From filmmaker Michael Hirst of Showtime’s The Tudors and the big-screen Elizabeth fame, the drama gives us power struggles, romance, intrigue, encounters with Odin and sailing adventure — along with the requisite gouging and impaling you knew would be part of any story of these brutal raiders of the north. (Especially those hoping to attract a young male audience, as this one …