Scandi-dramas can be overhyped but Occupied is a must-watch

BY Iain Dale | tweet IainDale   /  21 August 2020

Occupied, Netflix

It is, nowadays, almost de rigour to be a fan of Scandinavian dramas. First, there was The Killing, then Borgen, then The Bridge. When we heard last week that Borgen is to return for a further series, and I could almost hear the rejoicing in Islington from my billet in Norfolk.

One Scandi-drama which hasn’t received the critical acclaim it deserves is the dark political thriller Occupied. Spread over three seasons it tells the story of a Green Norwegian Prime Minister, Jesper Berg, who stops all oil and gas production in favour of a newly discovered form of renewable energy.


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