There are people who call TLK, "The 1000 bad decisions of Uhtred Ragnarson" lol. He can be a real dick early, and while he's the center of the show, other characters are honestly way more likeable. Leofric and Finnan are awesome, Osferth is great, Sihtric doesn't get enough time, older Aethelflaed is great as is Eadith (and both are absolutely beautiful), and Aldhelm is an excellent character.
Hell, by the end I even like Aelswith (Alfred's wife) who I hated early...and it's remarkable that the actress that plays her is 26 years old.
But many of them don't show up for a while. At this point, I've rewatched the shows so much, it's like visiting old friends
Amd apparently in real life, Alex Dreymon is a really good dude.
But **** Brida. I'm sure the girl that plays her is a wonderful person, but I want to punch her in the face by Season 5