It is a common misconception that Vikings were somehow more violent than any other ethnic group in Medieval Europe ... the only difference between the Vikings (or Norse) and the rest of Europe is the Vikings attacked almost exclusively from sea, and the rest of Europe attacked from land -- that is the only reason why people were so scared of the Vikings ... because there was little warning that they were coming. Stop targeting Viking culture!!! IT's Just a TV Show! Get a life!!
As you say: it is a TV Show and it has to make do that for all Western Christian Europe Viking sails spelt bad news. This is not about Viking culture; it is about raiding in pillaging.
Just like we do not confuse German culture with the events between 1933 and 1945. We do not debate of the musical achievements or the refined wood carvings here.
We com to grip with Concentration camps and the countless brutal killings Spain, Frankia (in its acceptance of a French0Germanic continental empire_ Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England suffered and probably Italy and Greece and North Africa.
Either you accept Real history and the witnesses accounts or you are a history revisionist. Should you be the latter, I suggest kindly you stop contacting me. I have no patience for these people.