Norsemen: Season 3

  • 08 Aug - 14 Aug, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

First impressions of Norsemen are that of a gritty, merciless, gory period drama that sends its Vikings on bloodthirsty wars raiding, pillaging and raping across lands to bring back loot and slaves. It is a historical series that documents the ruthless power struggles of a time gone by. It's almost hard to believe that Jarl Varg (Jon Øigarden) and Jarl Bjørn (Thorbjørn Harr) are about to engage in a war that will kill thousands of their men over one's remarks that the other is going bald. It is not your average Viking story - set in the village of Norheim, the period comedy is a one-of-a-kind series that never disappoints. The show is riddled with eccentric characters that are set in uncomfortable, malfunctioning situations. Varg and Bjørn were once besties, as they called themselves. But in one gathering, when Bjørn mocked Varg since he is thinning of the top, the latter set his entire house on fire burning to death not only Bjørn's entire family but also his own wife Reidun (Iben Akerlie). The characters also foreshadow their own future leaving the audience in splits. Norsemen season three sets a precedent in perfectly tying loose ends and delving into back stories that shed light on their actions through the previous seasons.