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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:00 PM

The Last Kingdom on Netflix

Just finished bingeing on all 3 seasons. Excellent series, better than GoT IMHO. Feels more authentic without all the dragons and White Walkers and sorcery stuff. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

Highly recommended.

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Zorro Sep 12 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Sep 12 #1
getting old in mke Sep 13 #7
kaiserhog Sep 12 #2
BlueMTexpat Sep 12 #3
philly_bob Sep 12 #4
OregonBlue Sep 12 #5
Glorfindel Sep 13 #6
splunge63 Sep 13 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:08 PM

1. Excellent series indeed.

I hope there is a 4th season. We must know what happwns to Utred.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 03:06 PM

7. Season 4

Started filming in July, so next year, probably, for release.

Of course, sooner would be better

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:22 PM

2. I sure enjoyed it.

The books are even better. Bernard Cornwell is one talented storyteller.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:36 PM

3. I really like it too.

The series is based on Bernard Cornwell's historical novels about Anglo-Saxon England. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saxon_Stories

Cornwell got the idea for the series from his own family history. From the link above:

... When he was in his fifties, Cornwell met his birth father, named William Outhred (or Oughtred), and learned the story of his own descent from the Saxons who owned Bebbanburg (now called Bamburgh Castle). Thus was born Uhtred, the protagonist of the fictional tales. ...


It's a good follow-on to the series "Vikings," although the "Ragnar" of "Vikings" and the various "Ragnars" of "The Last Kingdom" are not related at all. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Lodbrok

Bernard Cornwell has another historical fiction series that I really like but that likely won't show up on Netflix as it's an older one. It's based on the character of Richard Sharpe (a wholly fictitious character) and takes place basically during the Napoleonic Wars in Portugal, Spain and France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe_(novel_series)

The novels formed the basis for the British ITV channel TV series "Sharpe," starring Sean Bean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe_(TV_series)

There were two later episodes set in pre-Raj India.

I really wish that one of the streaming services would feature the "Sharpe" series. It's great fun, especially if one - like me - loves Sean Bean, prior to his Ned Stark days on GOT.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:43 PM

4. I'm generally confused about English kings, but Last Kingdom

does a memorable representation of the sickly, outnumbered, serious King Alfred -- the king that started the kingdom, against all odds.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:44 PM

5. Loved the books, loved the show.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:26 AM

6. Thanks, Zorro. I just added it to my queue (I love that word - four silent letters in a row!)

I've been looking for a good series to binge on.

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:41 PM

8. very good show*

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