Netflix Ragnarok series Review
If you are truly interested in discovering the truth behind the Norse Mythology and the compelling origins of Thor, then Ragnarök is unquestionably not to be missed.
The show takes place in the fictional Norwegian town of Edda in Western Norway, which is plagued by climate change and the industrial pollution caused by the factories owned by the local Jutul family. The Jutuls are actually four frost giants and giantesses posing as a family in Edda. They are challenged by Magne, a teenage boy who is surprised to learn that he is the embodiment of Thor and begins the fight against those that are destroying the planet.
Ragnarök is an imaginative retelling of a centuries-old Norwegian myth occupied with fantastical story schemes and fascinating real-life sceneries. The show’s narrative is certainly unpretentious yet really secretive and enigmatic. I really loved the overall ambiance that was present the whole time, and I believe it really helped in creating an immersive experience that will please all watchers.
One of this show’s strongest elements is definitely in the way the creators decided to narrate this fan-favorite tale. It was literally filled with spell-bounding details and ancient folklore ideologies with a modern and more advanced twist!!
The chosen cast was, both, intense and powerful to say the least!! In a way, they were an extension to their deeply complicated characters!! David Alexander Sjøholt (David Stakston), Herman Tømmeraas, Gísli Örn Gardarsson and Emma Bones managed to deliver some astounding and tremendously convincing performances.
Honestly speaking, there’s something about Ragnarök that just feels angelic and glorious. Again, and I repeat, this is an intense show with some really heavy and wonderful themes that deserves to be watched with the outmost devotion.
I highly recommend it!!
A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarok — unless somebody intervenes in time.
First episode date: January 31, 2020
Director: Mogens Hagedorn