A Comedic Alternative to Game of Thrones

norsemen-big.jpgGame of Thrones has been off television for over a year now, and if you’re anything like me, you’re going through some serious withdrawal. Luckily enough as I perused Netflix, I came across a show called Norseman.

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Norsemen is this week’s best flick on Netflix!

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 Imagine a show where Game of Thrones style costumes meets the absurd Monty Python style of comedy. Do you have that image in your head? That’s what Norsemen is! It’s a Viking period comedy that keeps you laughing. The show centers around a group of Vikings in a place called Norheim who’ve just come back from raiding and pillaging a far-off land.maxresdefault

We’re immediately introduced to a chieftain who doesn’t like fear-based leadership, a warrior who feels like he isn’t as accomplished in life as his friends, and a slave who sounds his dissatisfaction when he realizes he has to work for free. The show goes on to follow our main characters and all their silly antics as they go about their day to day lives.  Here are 3 reasons why you should check out Norsemen!

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1) It’s a great Game of Thrones stand in. The settings, the costumes, the gratuitous nudity Norsemen has it all…. Except for the dragons and the unpredictable plot twists.

2) It’s unconventional characters. Norsemen has female warriors, sassy entitled slaves, and impotent warriors to name a few.

3) It’s been renewed for a second season! Though there are only 6 episodes in the first season, the show’s renewal gives us something to look forward to! And you can bet that the second season will be just as entertaining as the first.

There you have; three reasons to tune in and binge watch Norsemen.

What shows have you been watching to get you through the obscenely long Game of Thrones hiatus?

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