If you are the kind of person who takes "Netflix and chill" seriously, there is only one show you should watch - The Last Kingdom.
The Last Kingdom is a British television series from the same people that gave us Downton Abbey. The eight-part adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels series The Saxon Stories premiered last October 2015 on BBC America and has been on my Netflix "To Watch" List for a week.
The story revolved around the attack of the Vikings on the Anglo-Saxons. Rotten Tomatoes tells it this way, "Uhtred, born a Saxon but raised by Vikings, finds his loyalties tested as he tries to claim his birthright and help create a new nation."
So what's so charming about the TV series? Let's see what the critics are saying.
TV Guide Magazine's Matt Roush wrote, "This is smart, satisfying entertainment that brings new life to ancient history."
Ray Rahman of Entertainment Weekly even said that the shifting allegiances and unpredictable motives are what keeps this sometimes hoary show compelling.
And why does VitoriVita like it so much?
I like it because the cinematography was jaw-droppingly gorgeous and the storytelling was impeccably understandable and entertaining even to those who have no prior reading on the history of England.
Alexander Dreymon aka Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the main character of the TV series is an eye-candy and I don't mean to be shallow but he is very irresistible.
I also found out that he made a movie with the Fil-Aussie actress Anne Curtis-Smith, Blood Ransom. I remember admiring the handsome guy from Anne's promotional Instragram photo but never thought he'd be given the chance to star in a very big production like The Last Kingdom.
I cannot wait for Season 2. So while waiting for the next season you can binge-watch the first season of this popular TV series. I assure you that it will not disappoint.
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Last Kingdom is available on Netflix in the following countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland). Unfortunately, this show is not available on Netflix USA but you can purchase the full season on Amazon. Click HERE!
If you've watched The Last Kingdom, please tell me your thoughts about it. I would love to hear what you think about this recommendation.
'Til my next post!
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