History's quest for the new Vikings finds the ploddingly contrived Knights Templar drama Knightfall


History takes a backseat to melodrama, bloody action, and video game quest mechanics in History’s Knightfall, whose 10-episode first season premieres on Wednesday. Being paired with the network’s long-running and far-superior Vikings, Knightfall is an attempt to replicate Michael Hirst’s enduringly successful blend of…