History Channel's Vikings: a brief rant

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by davess23, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. davess23

    davess23 Member

    Messages:
    6,030
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    Swampscott, MA
    I'm really conflicted about the new season of Vikings.

    The History Channel is rendering the show virtually unwatchable due to the relentless commercial interruptions. It's a real shame, since there are some interesting new characters and situations emerging.

    But the Real Vikings show that follows each episode is great. I can't usually tolerate two hours in a row of commercial tv, let alone a show with the constant advertising that effectively wrecks the drama and timing of the Vikings story line. But I'm fascinated by the research presented on Real Vikings. I don't know how long I can tolerate watching Vikings with all the interruptions, but for now I'll try to stick it out.
     
  2. pbmw

    pbmw Member

    Messages:
    6,547
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Location:
    Bremerton, Wa
    On Demand
    FF through the commercials.
    Done.
     
    Rimbaud likes this.
  3. Dave Shoop

    Dave Shoop Member

    Messages:
    10,959
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    What I've started doing is reading a book during the commercials. I can't stand watching commercials and flipping thru channels during the commercial becomes less fun the more you do it.
     
  4. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,580
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Location:
    Turning Point of the American Revolution
    otherwise it is virtually impossible to watch...I know every word of the Mesothelioma commercial,
    Sick of the reverse mortgage hawkers, (Fonzie, hang your head in shame:)) and avaricious Ambulance Chasers, who give the Lawyer Community a bad name.

    I only watch about 2-3 hrs. of TV a week..only one network show.
    Before I had on demand. I used to have my acoustic Martin by the chair.
     
  5. rangerkarlos

    rangerkarlos Member

    Messages:
    5,782
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Location:
    The Frozen Hellhole That Is Wisconsin
    Those barbarous ancestors of mine were gorgeous.

    Commercials?

    D
    V
    R
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice