🇳🇴 Home for Christmas 🇳🇴
Home for Christmas S2 is a Norwegian romcom, and Netflix Original. 6 x 25-31 min episodes. 15 Cert U.K.
Idea: Amir Shaheen and Kristian Andersen
Writers: Miriam Larsen, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Julie Skaufel, Fredrik Høyer
Director: Per-Olav Sørensen
Following on from S1 but leaping ahead several months we follow Johanne’s life and “loves” leading towards another family Christmas.
Ida Elise Broch as Johanne
Gabrielle Leithaug as Jørgunn, Johanne’s best friend & room mate
Dennis Storhøi as Tor, Johanne’s father
Anette Hoff as Jorid, Johanne’s mother
Hege Schøyen as Bente, nursing manager
Felix Sandman as Jonas
Line Verndal as Eira, a nurse
Oddgeir Thune as Henrik, a doctor
Sajid Malik as Ayaz
Samantha Gurah as Inga, a nurse
Edward Schultheiss as Nick, Johanne’s neighbour
We have reviewed Home for Christmas S1. Here is a handy link:
Home for Christmas S1: Netflix ~ Non-Spoiler Review
Well it’s said that the course of true love never runs smoothly. Does this adage hold true for Johanne in S2 of Home for Christmas, the Norwegian show that garnered many positive reviews and an eager following for S1?
The saving grace of this show is that it does not fall into the trap of too much repetition (although there is an element of that).
That we are invested as viewers in not only Johanne’s search for the ‘man in her life’ but also in other characters’ lives and relationships. One of the major relationships is actually between Johanne and her best friend, Jørgunn. I thought this was extremely well-explored this new season.
Once again there are some truly cringe worthy moments. Yes, those moments where you would truly want the ground to swallow you up.
One aspect I enjoyed was the switching of social “norms” and expectations such as an event in the toilets of a club.
There are definitely some aspects of the story that require you to suspend your disbelief. The red roses have a lot to answer for!
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