The Last Kingdom

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The third installment of "The Last Kingdom," based on books five and six - "The Burning Land" and "Death of Kings" - will see King Alfred consider his legacy as his dream of uniting the kingdoms of England is jeopardized by incessant Danish attacks.
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Alexander DreymonDavid DawsonIan Hart
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    November 18, 2018
    54min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    King Alfred’s health is failing. As time runs out for him to unite the kingdoms of England, his greatest warrior Uhtred must lead Wessex in battle against the fearsome Dane Bloodhair.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    November 18, 2018
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Uhtred commits a serious crime, Alfred turns events to his advantage but is outraged when Uhtred retaliates with an unforgivable act of violence.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    November 18, 2018
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    Aethelwold’s quest to unite the Danes and topple Alfred’s dynasty advances but when Beocca tells Uhtred of a friend in peril, Uhtred is torn between his duty to the Saxons and his ties to the Danes.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    November 18, 2018
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    While Alfred is distracted by the impending war, Haesten sets out on a mission of revenge - Uhtred must protect Aethelflaed at all costs.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    November 18, 2018
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    Left reeling by devastating news, Uhtred risks everything to reclaim Skade and end her curse.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    November 18, 2018
    52min
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    In the wake of the bloody battle of Beamfleot, Uhtred and Brida reunite on a mission.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    November 18, 2018
    55min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Uhtred and his men make a last attempt to reclaim Skade while her power disrupts the Dane camp; jealousy between Haesten and Bloodhair leads to a fight to the death.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    November 18, 2018
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    Winchester prepares to celebrate the royal wedding but the power vacuum that will follow Alfred’s death proves divisive.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    November 18, 2018
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Alfred’s condition worsens; after an emotional meeting with the king, Uhtred has a decision to make.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    November 18, 2018
    52min
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    As Winchester mourns, the Danes march to seize Wessex but before the Saxons meet them in battle they must face enemies from within their ranks.

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Supporting actors
Harry McEntireMillie BradyToby RegboEmily CoxOla Rapace
Season year
2018
Network
NBC
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GeadaReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing can compare
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Outstanding storyline, writing, set, and tremendous acting/directing. You are there, you are engaged with all
the characters, events...How did such a magnificent series come about? Thank you, Bernard Cornwall for Ultred of
Bebbenburg...and the history of England's struggles with the Danes/Northmen. I never tire of watching the series or reading the books. My life is enhanced.
37 people found this helpful
Thucydides Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly excellent series when judged by every criterion -- and it only gets better!
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View "The Last Kingdom" Series from ANY perspective -- acting, casting, directing, sets, costumes, and development of a storyline. What a thoroughly excellent series -- brought to an even greater level of engaging enjoyment now in Series 3. Although only one superb performance among many, the performance of David Dawson as King Alfred is absolutely breathtaking and haunting. In every way that I can perceive the man, Mr Dawson IS King Alfred....

The only criticism I still see regarding the Uhtred televised series is that the storyline deviates at times from what Bernard Cornwell wrote in his masterful, epic series of books. I've read all of Mr Cornwell's "The Saxon Tales" (the "Uhtred" books), and I'm very pleased with the approach taken by the producers of the televised series, and the development of the plot lines -- especially given the limitations imposed by the presentation of such epics in a televised timeframe! In other words, if the 'purists' had their way, with absolute fidelity to every word of Cornwell's novels accommodated, it would probably take no less than ELEVEN separate season series to achieve this task -- one series for each of the 'Uhtred' books.... I'm absolutely delighted that we have THREE, because such a great job has been done with them!

Good news -- it appears that there will be a Season 4, perhaps by mid-2020, and I will eagerly await that, too. Oh, I suppose it goes without saying, but if you order this series on disk, be sure to get it on Blu-ray! It is well worth the few extra dollars considering the quality of the images themselves, and the soundtrack.

Really, to all the cast, crew, producers, directors, and everyone who worked on this magnificent series -- thank you!
25 people found this helpful
Just Another MikeReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Forget Winterfell. Bebbanburg Is the Real Prize.
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Quality of the recordings is excellent, and that is just what this program deserves. Season three reflects the increase in budget, but the writing is still the backbone of the series. There are flaws but they are minor, and when one analyzes the plot development, one finds very few inconsistencies or forced contrivances in the story arc.
I’ve read the books and certainly liked them as well, but I think I would have gotten tired of watching ships burn, which seems to be Uhtred’s “go to” move in the novels. On the other hand, I missed the use of Alfred’s ship to raid Wales, and the ruse involving the angels, but generally, the television episodes are on par with the books.
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History BuffReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Almost great
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I love The Last Kingdom don't get me wrong. It's hard not to binge on these. I am not going to pick on the accuracy of this because Cornwell wrote these books as fiction. It is a very interesting show. The third season starts out with Alfred's health fading and the problem presented in this season is 'Who will replace Alfred?' Alfred wants his young son Edward who is unsure of himself. His sleazy nephew has his own plans and the norsemen are waiting for Alfred to kick off so they can move in and take over. It's very interesting and very good. There were two things I didn't like. 1.) All seasons of this show have some woman howling and screaming during the credits and occasionally during the show. It's like instant Yoko Ono and to say I hate it is a vast understatement. I zap through the credits but the screaming that the producers of this show must think is music occurs in other places too. It totally is a downer. 2.) The third season introduces a seer chick who goes after Utrid. She is really beautiful (better looking in real life than on the show) but she is the personification of evil. I guess she's suppose to be the devil trying to get Utrid's soul or something. You spend every episode wondering why he doesn't kill her and worried he's going to lose himself in her. In the first episode she comes across so gross and disgusting it really makes you dislike her. Later on she acts more normal but the damage is done. Even my husband hated her and like I said, she is a babe. I really wished the show could either have kept Utrid married to his wife or with some likable person so having her in the show was a downer. She is not in the books so you can see that the writers go Hollywood. Instead of being faithful to the books they introduce her probably to attract more men viewers. I am one of those weird women who likes 'guy' movies better than chick ones. Sometimes I think a love interest just detracts from the plot. Such is the case in this season. There were some very satisfying parts in here for those who have been frustrated by Alfred's lack of interest in Utrid as a human being. Some very good parts. I am looking forward to season 4 because now that the 'obsessed with a witch' plot has been used it is bound to be better. I do wish they'd get better 'music' though.
7 people found this helpful
DLCReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Series...binge out on it
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Hope it continues ... have watched it from the beginning. Acting, costumes, settings, music -- all excellent. Looking forward to more ahead in this fine period series! I know I will return to it again and again over the years.
11 people found this helpful
Marie33Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome Show!
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I love The Last Kingdom, and season 3 is fantastic! Even though the plot differs from the books, it is very engaging and enjoyable. The actors are excellent, and the characters are well developed. Highly recommended!
10 people found this helpful
userReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Poor adaptation
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It is very hard to understand why the adaptation from the novels to the big screen can be done so poorly. I have read all the novels and enjoyed them. I have watched the all three series and at best give a one star rating. If you have not read the novels, you may enjoy the series. Having read the novels, I am perplexed to why the story line veers so far away from the basic story line; meaning, people that are killed that never were killed in the novels.
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evieroseReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow!
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I loved season one and two and could hardly wait for three. It did not disappoint.
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