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Top Ten TV Series


With all the different streaming platforms, subscription services and viewing options it can be hard to get access to the shows you want to watch… But this is where your local library can help – In the DVD section you can find a whole range of television programs that you can borrow… for free! Continue reading

May New Releases

There’s a great selection of entertainment set to hit the library shelves this May. From Australian classics to award-winning period comedies, this month is set to have it all. Let’s check out just a few of them…
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June New Releases

JUNE_2018Drama, Comedy, Action and Adventure. Whatever you’re in the mood for this June, the new releases are set to deliver. Packed with big names and film-festival favourites, let’s take a look at what we’ve got to look forward to…

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Fast Five Review: Vikings Season 1 (2013)



1. Did you like it?


2. Why/Why not?

I have been meaning to get into Vikings because I’d heard it was a great show.  The first couple of episodes were a bit disappointing, but by the third I was hooked.  It follows the exploits of Ragnar Lodbrok, a viking who dares to lead raiders to the west against the wishes of the leader of his clan, Earl Haraldson.  I loved getting to know the characters, particularly the women who actually had some depth fleshed out – which is uncommon in these kinds of stories.  It was also interesting to learn, bit by bit, about the priest as he learns about the foreign gods of the vikings, all the while trying to hold to his own faith.

3. You would enjoy this TV Series if…

…you like action and political intrigue!  The costumes are great, the scenery had me pining for the Fjords, and the actor who plays the main character, Ragnar Lodbrok is Aussie Travis Fimmel.  The Vikings seem largely ignored in recent movies and pop culture, so it’s nice to see this immersive story.

4. This TV Series made me think…

…that shieldmaidens were cool.  It also prompted me to look up how much of the series is historically correct – my inner history nerd.

5. Stars out of five?

A solid 4.