One of the most talked about Norwegian TV shows has come to an end, but several remakes are due to breathe new life into the concept. After four seasons, one of Norway's most popular TV shows is over. What made the teen drama such a success, and are you ready for the American and European remakes? Skam - meaning Shame in English - reflected the diversity in modern Oslo schools better than … [Read more...]
Norwegian Television Blog
The latest from TV in Norway. For information on how the TV service works, click here.
The NRK cameras will spend a week following a Sami herder family and almost 1,500 reindeer to their summer pastures. Slow TV is back! The 24/7 format pioneered by Norway's state broadcaster NRK returns to screens across Norway today. This time, the NRK cameras will be following a Sami herder family and their reindeer as they move from their winter habitat on the Finnmark mountain plateau to their … [Read more...]
Brits moving abroad face a massive upheaval in all areas of their lives, from work to finances to social circles and more. Watching your favourite television shows may not rank high on the list of priorities, but it's important to retain a few home comforts to avoid a total culture shock meltdown. Can you still enjoy your favourite shows in Scandinavia? First up comes the bad news. Almost … [Read more...]
One of the most curious things about watching TV in Norway is the popularity of 'slow TV'. The simple concept is the total opposite of the instant gratification style of reality TV. Producers pick a topic and spend hours, days, even weeks digging into it in excruciating detail. State broadcaster pioneered the concept in 2009 with the live broadcast of the famous Oslo to Bergen railway journey, … [Read more...]
One of the most popular articles in the history of Life in Norway was my 2013 look at the best Norwegian TV adverts. Last time I claimed watching the adverts was a great way of picking up the language. Not so anymore! So many adverts are in English these days. In fact, with the endless repeats of British and American comedies, documentaries and dramas, it's possible to watch hours of Norwegian … [Read more...]