And just like Jar City, Næturvaktin has been picked up for the American remake treatment. The young boy who plays Georgs son is also brilliant. I do hope they make more of these shows. It's not the first Icelandic sitcom as such but it's definitely the first funny one and is even awaiting a sequel that's being filmed in a country hotel. Kominn með leið á gráköldum veruleika fullan af túristum? It has a sort of embarrassing humor like Extras but not as painfully embarrassing and could be enjoyed by all even though some jokes will be lost on non-Icelandic viewers since they often involve cameos by real Icelandic celebrities playing themselves. Ólafur, for me, is the finest achievement: on the one hand, he's the perpetual underdog, so that you can't help feeling sorry for him, but on the other hand, he is forever doing something stupid. Don't take my word for it, please go have a look yourself and if this series grabbed your attention, don't mind checking out dagvaktin and fangavaktin.
Check out if you are interested in learning the Icelandic language. Iceland remains a magic place. And I am also tremendously great as the young, Swedish hippie in the last episode and have yet to receive a call regarding a spin-off : Funny stuff. Næturvaktin revolves around the lives of three employees working at a petrol station in Reykjavík. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
If you still can't get enough of Georg and his buddies. Save When will be Næturvaktin next episode air date? The writing breaks out of the simple observational sitcom style and evolves into a series capable of blending laughs with tense, unpredictable drama. You can always watch Mr. After losing their jobs before the trip to Sweden they went separate ways. Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon does a great interpretation of a pathetic wannabe manager that will probably be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of his life. The first couple of episodes I liked, but I was a bit lost. But the main reasons behind the Dagvaktin triumph are pretty simple.
This young man has proved himself to be the next big star in Icelandic cinema. Næturvaktin brings a mix of drama and comedy to keep the audience at the edge of their seat by making them think and make them create expectations of what might happen to the protagonists next. Höfuðtilgangur okkar er að þrauka og að styðja aðra Íslendinga til hins sama. This comedy about about 2 typically Icelandic characters and their Swedish caricature of a boss complete with Leninesque hairstyle and nicely portrayed by Jón Gnarr is the first of its kind to be made on Iceland. Throughout the series the sense of characterisation is acutely constructed with each role a stereotype delicately crafted into an individuality that builds a palpable feeling of reality. The type of humor might not be suitable for everyone.
I'd very much recommend finding the other 2 series to watch as well if you enjoyed this series as it only gets better. Once I got to know the characters, though, I loved it more and more. I wasn't even sure if it was supposed to be a comedy but as the episodes have advanced I have become totally engrossed in it. He starts working at the gas station at the beginning of the series. The first quickly spans the gap in events since the previous series and the second episode strives to redefine the trio in their new environment.
There are other communities more suitable for your tourism-related questions and to find information. The characters are beautifully drawn and magnificently played: you don't think of it as acting, you feel you're seeing a window into someone's life. I think the main problem was the cost of postage. The cast in front of the hotel While Naeturvaktin almost immediately encapsulated a realistic and welcomingly comic atmosphere, the first two episodes of Dagvaktin are a little underwhelming given their tendency to prioritise narrative developments over brilliant character comedy. Barely a single scene across all twelve episodes escapes the triumvirate of regular sets; the forecourt, the shop, the back office. Try to post your questions and and to post pictures and videos. There they work together and have now got a new boss, the beefy and firm Gugga, played by Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir.
It's must see entertainment with a difference!!! As with any great comedy, the strength of the secondary characters is almost as vital as the strength of the leads. I'm up to episode 4 and am giggling through most of it. It revolves around the every day well, night antics of a disparate collection of Shell petrol station employees. Jón Gnarr steals every scene he is in as th evil loudmouth communist boss that has 5 university degrees but still works the night shift at a gas station. With Iceland being no exclusion.
An estranged girlfriend and a disapproving family suggest a bigger story… Awesome advert for the show, plundered from Ragnarsson's Myspace On first impressions, Næturvaktin is almost too uneventful to work as a comedy. The star of the show is without a doubt the painfully realistic portrayal of a typical Icelandic youth by Jörundur Ragnarsson. The sequels in the trilogy who are just as good. But by mere chance, their paths cross again in the beginning of this new series in the most unlikely place of all, Hotel Bjarkarlundur, a remote hotel far out in the west of Iceland. With a lovely scenario played out by Jón Gnarr Kristinsson as a communist-like supermarket leader with five university degrees and just as good performing deuteragonists like Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon and Jörundur Ragnarsson you can't waste time by checking out this Nordic gem.
When you watch the first couple of episodes, you may at first find it rather tedious and just another bland variation of The Office, but if you stick with it, you will find out that the characters are very well written and beautifully nuanced and superbly acted, and the gags get better and more black and lead to some very funny laugh-out-loud moments like you don't see them that often in most of today's comedy series. . I'm sure the star of the show will be the Swedish hippy later on in the series ;-. The series was first shown in 2007 on Stöð 2, on Sundays from September 16 to December 9. At first I though the character of Georg was far too obvious a comedy character, with his balding head and ginger hair but once the series gets going you see there is more to him than the obvious visual comedy of his appearance. Therefore, how will a relatively low budget comedy from Iceland — a nation that seems to have its own very distinctive sense of humour — fare? The characters are well realised: bullying failure of a boss Georg didn't realise he was meant to be Swedish , underachieving failure of longterm employee Olafur, failed medical student and possibly failed son Daniel.
Finnst þér laugarvegurinn vera orðinn túristagildra? Daníel Jörundur Ragnarsson is a former medical student who has recently cut off all relations with his friends and family because of test anxiety and depression. I liked him better when he was typecast as a nerd. The script has shaped him into an more convincing character, one that wants to protect his slacker ways while also evoking a sense of uncertainty over his unfulfilled potential. And yet slowly it somehow works. Enable cookies Change your cookie settings Marketing cookies We need your personal information processed by Google AdSense, Google DoubleClick, and Amazon Associates to personalize ads and, in particular, to ensure that the advertising on our website will be shown primarily to those users who may be interested in advertised content, services and products. Is Næturvaktin renewed or cancelled? Completing this motley crue of minor misfits is Daniel Jörundur Ragnarsson. Director: Ragnar Bragason Year: 2007 Næturvaktin is a very pleasant surprise indeed.