Saturday, January 23, 2016

Occupied geopolitics drama on Netflix

This 10-episode program is worth binge watching. It's the most expensive show ever to come out of Norway ($11m). The premise is this: We are in the near future. The U.S. is energy independent and pulled out of NATO. The Middle East is at war and producing no oil. Norway just suffered 700 deaths due to a hurricane fueled by climate change. A Green Party politician becomes prime minister and immediately stops all oil and gas production. The EU is pissed and asks Russia to take over Norway in order to make sure oil and gas production resumes.

The show has subtitles, but I couldn't find a YouTube trailer with subtitles. I've watched one episode so far, and it is compelling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I might believe it more if the occupiers were the Islamicists (as it will regrettably actually will be...)