The Women of VIKINGS (Series Review)
In the long anticipated first season of VIKINGS, the upstart – turned Jarl and soon to be King, Ragnar Lothbrok has two wives. The historic Ragnar had three and I expect that the third, Thora Town-Hart, will turn up as the series progresses (bearing Ragnar more sons). This is where the casting people have taken it so far. I’m not posting these actresses/series characters in this order: Jarl Ragnar’s wives and Jarl Harlson’s wife/widow. They’re all singularly beautiful women.
Katherin Winnick plays the role of the shield maiden, Lagertha, who fights along side her husband, Ragnar, in the shield wall (above) and accompanies him on raids. Lagertha is a very strong character who brooks no interference. In Ragnar’s absence, she sits as Jarl in his stead. As I watched the first season of Vikings, I can’t help but wonder at times whether or not Winnick was “playing herself” in this role.
|Alyssa Sutherland (Warrior Queen Aslaug)|
We haven’t seen much of Alyssa Sutherland yet since she just entered the scene in the season finale. We don’t know what reaction Katherin Winnick’s character Lagertha will have when Ragnar brings a new (pregnant) bride home from his visit to Gottland. However, one can anticipate that the shield maiden Lagertha will not be charitable.
|Alyssa Sutherland – Warrior Queen|
|Jessalyn Gilsig (Siggy)|
|Jessalyn Gilsig – The Jarl’s Widdow|