Category Archives: TV

Bird feeder “reality show” a hit for NRK

Photo courtesy of NRK.no Birds hang out at this bird feeder modeled after a hip Oslo cafe.

Slow TV brings a bird feeder designed as a coffee shop to three month live stream Denise Leland Norwegian American Weekly With reality shows being all the rage these days, it’s no surprise that the TV spotlight is getting increasingly bizarre and unconventional. From the Kardashians to Duck Dynasty, the focus of these shows is commonly put on ...

2012: The Year in Review

By Kelsey Larson Managing Editor It’s our last issue of the year, and with it we’d like to offer some reflections on the highlights of 2012. This year was an interesting one for Norway, as it tried to make sense of the tragedies of July 22, 2011, through Anders Behring Breivik’s trial. The country also went through ...

Celeste and I

Rolf Kristian Stang reflects on the life of award-winning actress Celeste Holm Rolf Kristian Stang New York, N.Y. On July 15, award-winning actress Celeste Holm passed away in her Manhattan home. Her storied career on the stage, screen and TV spanned seven decades, and her life was celebrated in the New York Times and Time Magazine obituaries. As ...

Out of the shadows

A conversation with author and actress Kathryn Leigh Scott By Christy Olsen Field Managing Editor With the recent film adaptation of “Dark Shadows,” fans of the original 1960s gothic soap opera have come out of the woodwork to celebrate the cult classic. We recently sat down with Kathryn Leigh Scott, a star in the original TV series, to ...

American gangster in “Lilyhammer”

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New series about an American in Norway is popular on both sides of Atlantic A new Norwegian-American TV series is making quite a splash on both sides of the Atlantic, and the entertainment world is taking note. The show is called “Lilyhammer,” a gripping fish-out-of-water story set in Norway and starring “The Sopranos” mainstay and E ...

The Boss is a fan of Lilyhammer

Springsteen (left) and Steven Van Zandt performing at Super Bowl XLIII.

And in Norway, the premiere episode lured in over a million viewers. Bruce Springsteen (62) was one of the excited spectators at the New York premiere of bandmate Steven Van Zandt's (61) new project, the Norwegian drama series "Lilyhammer." And Springsteen liked what he saw. Netflix, who bought the series, put on sneak previews in New York Wednesday. "I loved ...

Norwegian butter shortage hits American news media

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...and quickly becomes fodder for jokes on NBC's popular program Saturday Night Live By Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly This week, a report from Reuters had the American news media buzzing about Norway’s recent butter shortage. In light of major news stories about violence in the Middle East, the Norwegian butter story brought a bit of much-needed lightheartedness to ...

New NRK series pokes fun at Royal Family

The "Monarkiet" characters. Photo: Qvisten Animation.

NRK's brand-new animated comedy web series will give an insight into what the royal family does behind closed doors. Together with Marit Synnøve Berg, Gustav Nilsen voices one of the characters in the series. Although they are currently making a living by poking fun at Norway's monarchy, the humorists feel a close relationship with the ...

Christmas at the Royal Palace

The Royal Couple with the artists that participated in the christmas concert.

"Christmas at the Castle" Their Majesties King and Queen invite for the first time televised Christmas concert at the royal palace. 01.12.2011 King and Queen invited 200 young people from the four projects that the Crown Princess's Fund works with, to a Christmas concert in the castle's Great Hall. Cooperation projects are "Run for your life," "street art ...

Norwegian film star dies

A movie poster from Falk

Vibeke Mowinckel Falk is dead at 93 years old. She is remembered for, among other roles, playing Anna Reinche in the classic film "Guest Baardsen." Mowinckel Falk, who died Sunday, was born September 27,1918. Through a long career, she played both comedy and romance roles, but also was a serious theatre actress. "She got her big break ...