Three men working at a gas station in Reykjavik battle boredom, strange visitors and their own customers.
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Jörundur Ragnarsson ...
 Daníel (12 episodes, 2007)
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 Georg (12 episodes, 2007)
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ...
 Ólafur Ragnar (12 episodes, 2007)
Sara Margrét Nordahl ...
 Ylfa Dís (10 episodes, 2007)
Arnar Freyr Karlsson ...
 Flemming Geir (8 episodes, 2007)
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Three men working at a gas station in Reykjavik battle boredom, strange visitors and their own customers.

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Followed by Mr. Bjarnfreðarson (2009) See more »

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Clever, silent but gripping comedy from Iceland.
26 February 2015 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of Scandinavia. I have watched quite some Scandinavian TV series and films and have come to the conclusion they are really experts in making productions who don't feature a lot of explosive and intense action themselves but merely interest by stimulating the watcher his/her deepest and silent emotions. With Iceland being no exclusion.

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. 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.

The type of humor might not be suitable for everyone. Although, i very much enjoy the office-like and "daily basis" humor more than a whelm of attempts at being funny, issued by more than one Hollywood-made TV-series nowadays.

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. The sequels in the trilogy who are just as good.

If you still can't get enough of Georg and his buddies. You can always watch Mr. Bjarnfredarson the movie.


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