What’s On Tonight: The last The Last Kingdom rides bloodily into the sunset

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28. All times are Eastern.

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The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 10 p.m., Saturday): Remember when BBC America announced, “We’re bringing out our own Viking series and it’s about Vikings but it’s not Vikings. Oh, and some of our Vikings are the descendants of Ragnar Lothbrok from History’s Vikings. And, sure, we do have two characters named Ragnar in ours, but we’re not copycats at all”? Well, all of us who sneered at that blatant British copycatting have had to eat those sneers, as this historical series about a British nobleman raised as a Viking has surpassed not only everyone’s perhaps understandably low expectations—but also perhaps that other Vikings itself. Kyle Fowle’s been banging the tabor on behalf of this excellent series, which …

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