Fangavaktin - Netflix

Last but not least the comedy ends after finding out that one of the three men murdered a woman in the day shift and every single one of them go to prison but always a happy ending.

Fangavaktin - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Icelandic

Status: Ended

Runtime: 20 minutes

Premier: 2009-09-27

Fangavaktin - Næturvaktin - Netflix

Næturvaktin (English: The Night Shift) is an Icelandic television show. It is the first in a trilogy, its sequels being Dagvaktin (The Day Shift) and Fangavaktin (The Prison Shift). The series was first shown in 2007 on Stöð 2, on Sundays from 16 September – 9 December. In the same year, the series won an Edda Award for Best TV Series. It was also selected The Most Popular TV Series by a direct audience vote. A film, Bjarnfreðarson, concluding the trilogy, premièred in December 2009. It was met with wide success in Iceland, beating Avatar at the box office on its opening weekend. It was watched by over 20% of the Icelandic population, a record for an Icelandic film, and was nominated for 11 Edda Awards.

Fangavaktin - Georg Bjarnfreðarson - Netflix

Georg Bjarnfreðarson (Jón Gnarr) is the eccentric nightshift manager at the Shell garage on Laugavegur, the main road through downtown Reykjavík. He is a power-hungry Communist inspired by Soviet ideals, yet still lives at home with his mother (as we find out in Dagvaktin). He claims to have five degrees: psychology, sociology, pedagogy, political science and a teaching qualification. A fan of bureaucracy, he enjoys putting his subordinates through ordeals over trivial matters, such as how to spend the staff holiday fund (staging an official vote inline with the general elections). He also is insistent on the use of walkie talkies, addressing his colleagues as “personnel on the forecourt” (another of his catchphrases). He is unable to accept defeat in the face of any situation, no matter how stupid. He has one son, Flemming Geir, an obese 11-year-old whom he neglects and leaves to steal chocolate from the stockroom. He is the central focus of the trilogy, and the film Bjarnfreðarson focuses on his upbringing and the reasons for his eccentricity.

Fangavaktin - References - Netflix