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Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes Review 2021 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Stars: Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Elias Holmen Sørensen, André Sørum
POST MORTEM: NO DOOR IN SKARNES on Netflix is a new Norwegian series that spans thriller, comedy and drama. Well yes, and then there is also something that tastes a little (much) of the vampire subgenre. A wonderful little series. Read our Post Mortem: No door in Skarne’s review here!
POST MORTEM: NO DOOR IN SKARNES is a new Netflix series from Norway. Season 1 has only 6 episodes of each approx. 45 minutes, so it’s nice and quick to bingewatch. And yes, at least we didn’t go down without explaining ourselves first and foremost.
There is wonderful understated humor in this series, where we are otherwise out in a somewhat alternative vampire story. There are no violent fangs, but the urge for blood is certainly present. The same is true of the sharpened senses, which almost drives our protagonist to insanity in the beginning. It’s not fun when people smack and you have super hearing!
The series begins with the body of a young woman being found in a field. Is the monster a natural death? And is she dead at all ?! No, not really, because she’s waking up at the autopsy table. Literally with a scalpel in his chest.
It is actually a really great series that will no doubt be a hit with all those who love Norwegian series. There is a little Home for Christmas over this series as we are in a small town where everyone knows each other. At the same time, we are out in something supernatural, which is also the focal point of Ragnarok .
Hopefully Post Mortem will also get more seasons, as was the case for these particular series. There is at least enough meat on the story, though the series actually ends nicely enough if this does not happen.
Live Hallangen is declared dead. Hours later she suddenly wakes up on the forensic table. A dark, insatiable hunger has awoken in her. Meanwhile, her brother Odd tries to keep the family driven funeral home afloat, but the stagnant death rate in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes makes it impossible. Live has to learn to control her new dangerous nature and decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival, which ironically goes hand in hand with the survival of the family business.
The trailer opens with Live waking up in a hospital. Odd tells her that everyone thought she was dead after her body was found in a field. The responding officers processed the scene and transported her body to the morgue—at which point she woke up on the autopsy table. Officers Judith and Reinert are beside themselves about the mix-up, although Judith adds, “In our defense, you seemed really dead.”
Live soon realizes she isn’t quite herself. There’s the sudden onset of insomnia, and her senses are strangely heightened—so much so that she can hear a person’s pulse. Also, her eyes have changed color to a rich emerald, and she finds that she is significantly stronger. Then, there’s her growing thirst for blood, culminating in a shot of Live waking up with her mouth covered in it—hopefully from the local blood bank, but Officer Judith has her suspicions that something stranger is going on. Odd, for his part, is happy to admit that he wishes there were a serial killer on the loose, as at least that would drum up some much-needed business for his funeral home.
A dive into the family archives reveals that Live’s mother may have suffered from a similar malady, shrieking about just needing “a little blood” on the preserved tapes. There’s a strange naked figure with a yellow bag over its head, a shot of Live being chloroformed, and an outbreak of fire—one of the things that definitely kills a vampire. All in all, Post Mortem looks like an entertaining series. Coming on the heels of the Netflix horror thriller Blood Red Sky (essentially “Vampires on a Plane”), bloodsuckers seem to be pushing back against the pop-culture dominance of zombies over the last decade.
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes drops on Netflix on August 25, 2021.