Introduction to the very best Norwegian TV Series
The last country we have to pay attention to in our search for the best TV Series per country. To our surprise the Norwegian tv series were unlike the Norwegian Movies very funny. Not so pretentious and stiff as the films from Norway (not all norwegian movies are like that though) . A few of the very good Norwegian series that have become classics really are very hilarious.
If you are interested in the other best European tv-series we have found, you should have a look in our European TV Series section.
Here is our Selection of the best Norwegian Series.
Best Norwegian TV Series
1. Fleksnes Fataliteter (Fleksnes)
Fleksnes symbolizes the history of Norwegian Television. It is not only a big part of its history, we also feel it is the very best Norwegian TV Show. It was broadcasted between 1974 and 1982 and later on again between 1988 and 2002. They also has also been one christmas special in 2010. When it was airing in 2002 it had a steady 1 million viewers per episode. As you can imagine with just 5 million people in Norway that is a lot.
It is a comedy show in which Marve Fleksnes, a bachelor of middle who has very peculiar ideas about life. It is inspired by the English tv series Hancock’s half hour of Simpton and Galton’s scripts. Fleksnes was born after three Scandinavian broadcasters were amused by the English version. It is however a whole lot better than the Brittish version.
It also aired in Sweden and Denmark.
There has also been a movie made in 1974 named Den Siste Fleksnes.
Fragment of Fleksnes. He is making fun of the way Danish people count. If you click on the youtube link you can also find a translation.
2. Jul I Skomakergata (Translation literal: Christmas in the Shoemakers street)
This is a very popular Norwegian TV Series created in 1979. Jul I Skomakergata has been broadcasted many times. Apparently it is one of Norway’s most treasured shows of Norwegian television. It is indeed very good. The series is rather special because it is only broadcasted from the first of December until the 24 December. So it as a show getting you in to the Christmas spirit.
It all revolves around Shoemaker Jens Petrus Andersen and his friends, family and neighbours. Every episode has a stand alone storyline.
Here is a little Fragment of Jul i skomakersgata to demonstrate it’s atmosphere.
We also highly recommend Uti Var Hage (2003) and Dag (2010)
Please let us know what you think are the best Norwegian TV-Series.