The Vikings and BDSM in Paris

02May15

vikings she-seems-to-be-having-second-thoughts-as-she-observes-the-dungeon-room-filled-with-torture-devicesviking the-woman-readies-herself-for-this-experienceKaren-Hassan-Vikings-S03E10-1024x576vikings whipping Indigo and I have been following The Vikings for three series now. You may not have seen it as it originally aired exclusively on Amazon and can so far only be seen on the History Channel (on cable) and I believe that there they have yet to show beyond season 1.

The story follows the fictional adventures of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok (who may or may not have been a real person); all we know historically speaking is that his four sons (and in this tale his brother) were among the most influential figures in early medieval Europe and helped shape the destiny of Britain, Scandinavia and France at the very least. So we are talking epic stuff here.

We are also talking sex, nudity, magical realism and lots and lots of brutal violence. I don’t want to go into details and review this with spoilers, I only suggest that if you haven’t seen this Canadian/Irish co-production and you like meaty historical drama that doesn’t pull punches then consider watching it.

Now I wouldn’t watch this for the spanking, if you like your women meek for instance then Viking shield maidens are not for you – this show even boasts a woman earl and a queen ruling in her own right. But a story development in the final episode of season 3 (series three if you are a Brit) hinges on Count Odo, the commander of the Francs who is opposing our hero. It turns out that his ambition is to tame the Parisian princess, but while he is waiting consoles himself with some consensual whipping action in a real dungeon.

The scene linked below is atypical of the ‘sex and violence’ of the show, but may represent a new story arch for season four.

If the link doesn’t work in your territory basically having apparently saved the city all the women are enthralled by Odo and one in particular offers to make herself interesting to him. He takes her to the dungeons and invites her to take a whip.

“You can call a halt any time, but I prefer to make that decision,” he tells her.

The build-up is well done if the onscreen action brief, but I thought it worth bringing to your attention.

The spankee is played by British Irish actress Karen Hassan who appeared in the UK teen soap Hollyoaks, which is know for racy spin-offs and glamourous photshoots.
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5 Responses to “The Vikings and BDSM in Paris”

  1. 1 Svetlana

    I like her pluck … and her hesitation before sticking to it when he asks for a more painful “demonstration” of gratitude than the one she probably had in mind. I suppose you’d have to spoil the plot if you told us whether there’s more to her motivation than a hero’s charisma.

    I’m glad you didn’t do that because this is one I might want to watch eventually … not least for the Viking shieldmaiden. Keeping Indigo’s Wednesday post in mind, there may be times for meekness, but there are also times when a woman needs to bring out her inner shieldmaiden. 🙂

  2. 2 MrJ

    Did not see the series yet., despite a true historical interest – so thank you for guiding me there.
    The scene where she checks the whips is really great. Expressions are so auihentic.

  3. 3 Targetarear

    I’ve been watching Vikings on Amazon over the last two or three weeks and have to say it’s one of the best TV dramas I’ve seen in many years.

    It features real historical figures, King Egbert of Wessex for example, and I think has a background in historical truth. It is very violent, and features some gruseome scenes: there’s one where a VIking has his arm cut off at the shoulder; another showing human sacrifices and the third shows the ‘hero’ Ragnor Loefbroek putting a ‘blood eagle’ on the back of his opponent. There’s very little sex in it, just brief glimpses, and no spanking or whipping, etc, that I’ve seen yet. But it’s still gripping stuff, neverthelss. Amazon are to be congratulated for showing this in the UK.

  4. 4 DJ

    This story line is a new departure and seems out of place and unrelated to other events. I can only presume that Odo and his dungeon will make another appearance next series. 😉

  5. 5 scarlet

    Roman and I have been looking for another new series to begin–I think this one may be it. I love Game of Thrones, but he doesn’t. Perhaps the Vikings will appeal to him.

    Btw, do you watch Outlander? Did you see the spanking scene in that?


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