IF you love TV shows centred on Vikings, chances are you’ll love Norsemen.
In the past few years, audiences have been treated to big-budget TV productions capturing the life and exploits of the Norse seafarers such as Vikings and The Last Kingdom.
While I love the well-developed characters and storylines on these shows, especially the former, they can feel a bit too heavy at times.
Norwegian comedy series, Norsemen, serves as the perfect comic relief for the genre. Now in its second season, the half-hour series parodies the Viking culture to hilarious effect.
Acting village chief Orm looks every bit the macho, burly Viking, but he’s a scaredy-cat at heart and not a very good fighter.
There’s a scene where Orm is tasked to set the body of a fallen Viking on fire as it floats away on a lake by aiming a fiery arrow at it. It is an important tradition performed to enable the deceased to enter Valhalla (a majestic place in the afterlife for heroes to rest).
Unfortunately, with Orm’s way-below par archery skills, let’s just say that poor Viking never made it there.
Norsemen is one of the few comedy shows I actually laugh out loud, and you will too, especially if you’re a fan of the Viking genre.
Norsemen Seasons One and Two are available on Netflix.