Modern, well-integrated, young adults with immigrant backgrounds are often portrayed
as the shining image of what multicultural Norway should be: strong, confident people
who balance their two cultures perfectly. In other words – the opposite of Helin, Amrit
and Fariba. Fortunately, they have each other. With roots in four cultures, the friends try
their best to navigate through adulthood with all the awkward situations, insecurities,
uncomfortable everyday experiences and victories it entails.
Helin is the dutiful Turkish daughter and doctor who realizes her parents have become
far more liberal than herself. Iranian Fariba decides to play her minority card to get
ahead in her professional life. Amrit, an untraditional Indian bar owner, discovers more
pros than cons with sticking to his own kind. Simultaneously their parents struggle
with not interfering while their thirty-something children go through the growing pains
When Helin’s little sister gets pregnant outside of marriage and her parents don’t seem
to care, Helin’s world is turned upside down. Has her family become too Norwegian?
Single mother Fariba’s social media activity draws her into a media circus, and her
need for exposure creates a gap between her and her father. Amrit notices that he
and his secret Norwegian girlfriend are drifting apart, so he starts to wonder if it is true
– like his mother says – that birds of a feather flock together.
Norwegian-ish is a comedy-drama written by Bahareh Badavi and Melike Leblebicioglu.
Helin is played by Selda Ekiz, Fariba by Nasrin Khusrawi and Amrit by Ravdeep Singh
Bajwa. Four languages are spoken in the series: Norwegian, Persian, Punjabi and