Time to get into the Norwegian world by binging on this 6 Norwegian gems

Kiona Rosh
·3-min read

The Norwegian culture is slowly growing in the media platform and is gaining a lot of popularity. Given below are 6 amazing pearls that portray the Norwegian culture.

1. What will people say

Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a dual life. When out with her friends, she appears as a regular Norwegian teenager. Her second life at home with her family is that she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. When she gets caught by her father alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds harshly collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their friends, Nisha’s parents send her to live with her extended family in a small town in Pakistan. There, Nisha must modify to a strict culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed.

2. Maniac

The story shows Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim as two strangers who are brought to the late stages of a mysterious medication trial. Each has a different reason for entering in the experiment. Annie is estranged and aimless, fixated on damaged relationships with her mother and sister, while Owen has endeavoured throughout his life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. The radical treatment, using pills that the producer claims can repair anything about the mind, gains Annie, Owen and 10 other subjects into a three-day drug trial that they’re told will forever solve all of their problems, with no drawbacks or side effects. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. This drama series is highly popular on Netflix.

3.Norsemen

Norsemen is a Norwegian comedy television series which showcase a group of Vikings living in the village of Norheim around the year 790. It first released in Norway under the name Vikingane on NRK1 in October 2016. It is produced for NRK by Viafilm. The series is written and directed by Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen. The story covers the life of Vikings in the village of Norheim, and each day happenings and the battle of varying comedic degrees. As the series progresses, conflicts with neighbouring villages, including a rival tribe led by the ruthless Jarl Varg, and the efforts of a Roman slave, Rufus, to moderne Norheim’s culture, result in ongoing conflicts.

4.Ragnarok

Ragnarok is a Norwegian-language fantasy drama series which adaption of Norse mythology from Netflix that was premiered on 31 January 2020. It is Netflix’s second Norwegian-language TV series, following Home for Christmas. The series is produced by the Danish production company SAM Productions. The show takes place in the imaginary Norwegian town of Edda in Hordaland, Western Norway, which is afflicted by climate change and the industrial pollution caused by factories owned by the local Jutul family, which is the fifth-richest family in Norway. The Justus are four Jötunn, frost giants and giantesses posing as a family in Edda. They are quarrelled by Magne, a teenage boy who is shocked to learn that he is the embodiment of Thor and begins the fight against those that are destroying the planet.

5. Bloodride

Also called as Blodtur, Bloodride is a 2020 Norwegian compilation television series created by Kjetil Indregard and Atle Knudsen and featuring Stig R. Amdam, Anna Bache-Wiig and Ellen Bendu. The story revolves around a bus and its driver, driving in the rain during midnight. In each episode, one of the passengers who exits the bus and becomes the main focus of the episode.

6. Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas also called “Norwegian: Hjem til Jul” is a Norwegian television series that was released on Netflix in December 2019. It features Ida Elise Broch as the lead actress playing the role of Johanne, who scrambles to get a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas Eve.