Series Review Ragnarok (Netflix)
Sunday, 9 February 2020 | Admin
What Is It?
Ragnarok is a Norwegian-language drama from Netflix. The series is produced by the Danish production company SAM Productions.
What’s It About?
The fictional Norwegian town of Edda in Western Norway is plagued by climate change and industrial pollution, and a teenage boy seemingly with the powers of Legend Thor begins the fight against those that are destroying the planet.
So a modern day Super Hero tale, is it any good?
Not well received in all of Scandanavia.
The series was not well received by some Norwegian media. VG (a Norwegian tabloid newspaper) called it nonsensical and that the characters, plots, and dialogue were a failure, and noted that even though it was in Norwegian that it felt more like a Danish series Despite being set in Western Norway, the characters do not speak in western dialect.
It holds a 7.6/10 overall rating on IMDB.
Individual episodes rate between 7.6-8.3/10
Mixed but the main criticism is
Decent, but Sloooooowwww…
I have to agree this was a little slow going. I watch or try to watch a lot of these Netflix dubbed foreign language offerings and give up normally after 2 or 3 episodes in the main due to the poor dubbing and do not normally have the time to watch in the original language with sub titles.
I stuck with this as the dubbing was ok and the modern day setting involving Gods and Giants and their relationship with humankind intrigued me.
It’s not unique, yes it is typical of the “Moonlight” style series we get from the States and elsewhere and I was a little worried it would get a little preachy with its “Green” ethical stance, but overall though slow the story is of interest and you really want to know how things will pan out.
No silly uniforms, costumes, yet! A great setting and an ok drama of love and hate both normal and mythical.
A good first season, look forward to the second.
Footnote: The town is called Edda in the series. In real life Odda
MGN Rating 6.5/10