Tag: Game of Thrones
Why Old Norse myths persist in popular culture
From Wagner to William Morris in the late 19th century, via Tolkien’s dwarves and CS Lewis The final battleuntil last year controversial film The NorthmanScandinavian gods and heroes have been central to the stories we tell ourselves. As a professor of medieval European literature, I have been exploring Old Norse mythology since my undergraduate degree. […]
On screens in March: Now that the Fawlty Towers plan has been ripped up…
The end of an era… or the end of a shrewd economist? Should we admire the creators of successful TV shows when they choose to bow out early while still being ahead of the game? Maybe they didn’t feel like the hard work anymore. Or feared they couldn’t last. Would The Sopranos be remembered more […]
When Pedro Pascal wins his EMMY, he better remember to thank Denmark!
Everyone is talking about Pedro Pascal. Men want him, women want him in bed, kids want him to be their father – it’s amazing what the right role can do for an actor. Almost a decade ago, he landed a key role in Game of Thrones, which was then the world’s biggest TV series, followed […]
The Finnish film “My Sailor, My Love” wins the audience award at the Chicago Film Festival
Directed by Klaus Härö, the film stars James Cosmo, known for his role in HBO’s Game of Thrones series, and Irish actresses Bríd Brennan and Catherine Walker.
Help at hand for the unfortunate!
You got deflated again, didn’t you? ‘She who must be obeyed’ is the one who takes a holiday … at work. Meanwhile, at home, the kids won’t sit still and watch Netflix like they’ve been told. Fortunately, there is a world of options out there, and we ask you to read on, which these pages […]
Simon Spies’ ‘morning bun girls’ demand apology from holiday company he founded
Denmark has really changed. Barely a decade ago, a life that celebrated the life of one of its most lovable scoundrels hit theaters. It ended up selling 314,545 tickets and winning four Robert awards – the country’s answer to the Oscars. But today Simon Spies, the package travel pioneer whose champagne lifestyle never failed to […]
On screens in August • Familiar ring: evidence that hasn’t changed much in a decade
Not much has changed substantively over the past decade. Just take a look at the line-up that greeted viewers in 2012 and compare it to the class of 2022. The only difference is that the blockbusters are headed straight for our homes. Same shit, different decade First we had The Hobbit, the first serious Middle […]
5 Russian actors in British films and TV shows
The TV program “The Undeclared War” about the near future, where British intelligence fights Russian hackers, was released on Britain’s Channel 4. One of the main characters in the program was played by the young actor German Segal from Russia. Find out more about him and other Russian actors who have participated in British projects […]
Culture collection: DR unveils plans for Easter calendar TV show
It’s 60 years since DR broadcast the country’s first Christmas calendar ever, an annual festive TV show in prime time that gets everyone in the Christmas mood, so it’s just as good a year to launch a similar series for Easter. ‘Det Forsvundne Ravkammer’ will consist of eight episodes, which will be broadcast at 20.00 […]
St Patrick’s Day 2022: AZ in 21st Century Ireland
by Armelle Delmelle A is for abortion rights and the bill that proved that Ireland is very much in the 21st century. When it arrived in 2018, it was not perfect – nothing is ever perfect, even a newborn baby – but at least you will not go to jail for making a choice that […]
The ‘Borgen’ legacy: Life that imitates art and the loneliness of the long-distance traveler
The life of a foreign minister is lonely, suggests the fourth season of ‘The Castle’, which returned to our screens on 13 February. But to get inspiration on how to play a lone foreign minister, its main star Sidse Babett Knudsen would be better placed to consult with fellow actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen than Martin […]
HBO Adds +635,000 Subscriber Economies After Max Release: Mediavision
In 2019, shortly after the premiere of the last season of the Game of Thrones, HBO Nordic reached new heights with nearly 2 million subscriber households (aged 15-74). After that, and until the release of HBO Max, the service lost about 400,000 subscriber households. Media vision can now show that the launch of HBO Max […]
Long awaited sequel and Danish series is expected on the new HBO Max
On HBO Max, users will get “the biggest stories from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, Cartoon Network and more, gathered in one place for the first time,” the streaming service’s website states. In addition, the long-awaited series “And Just Like That” is expected to premiere. It is the sequel to the iconic series “Sex and the […]
Kings of the castle: BBC poll confirms Danish pedigree as producer of quality TV
You do not have to be a genius to find out which three Danish shows have made it ‘The 100 Greatest TV Series of the 21st Century’ rankings after a far-reaching international poll among TV journalists conducted by the BBC. ‘The Bridge’, ‘The Crime’ and ‘The Castle’ – which are better known abroad as ‘The […]
Can Kingslayer be the next 007?
Is it Kingslayer in 007’s rearview mirror? ‘No Time to Die’ has barely been out for less than a week and Jaime Lannister is stealthily approaching James Bond from behind. It’s the same modus operandi he took with Aerys Targaryen, and we know what happened to him! 9. favorite Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is currently the ninth […]
Culture Round-Up: Is Susanne Bier’s ‘First Lady’ Beware of the President’s Curse of ‘The Butler’?
The announcement of Susanne Bier’s new TV series has been a similar affair the day Lee Daniels confirmed he intended to make ‘The Butler’. For the unfortunate offer of the White House longtime black butler Cecil Gaines, one who was there who was lined up to play the presidents. There was Robin Williams (Dwight Eisenhower), […]
From Iceland – Abandoned Iceland # 18: Nesjavellir
Iona visits Nesjavellir and its geothermal power plant – the perfect place for hiking and Game of Thrones recovery. Located just over the hill from Hengill – where our last abandoned Iceland video was recorded (https://youtu.be/8TnwlO2uz10). Get ready for energy facts and a short river swim!
More bang for the buck: Name Bond, Jaime Bond
Claes Bang is not the only Danish actor in the 50s with a cry to become the next James Bond. Go ahead Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, fresh from the morgue to Westeros, who turned 50 last month. READ MORE: Mr. Kiss kiss, pray pray, bang bang? The Great Dane is the 11th most likely man (or woman […]