Meet Dag Refsnes, played by comedian Atle Antonsen (In Order of Disappearance). Dag is not a people person. He is a couple’s therapist who holds a 90% divorce rate. His philosophy in life is that people should live alone and he’s happy to share that with his patients.
Trained as a marriage guidance counsellor, Dag witnesses the worst representations of relationships on an hourly basis. Therefore, he is committed to the ideology that the best way of being happy is to be alone. However, unexpected love presents itself to Dag and his world is thrown into chaos. His sister Marianne (Silje Torp) decides to set him up on a blind date with Eva (Tuva Novotny – Crimes of Passion). Now, Dag must venture beyond his emotional safety zone and let the beguiling Eva into his life.
Dag is not having a great start to the second season. In light of his father’s funeral and leaving himself vulnerable by sharing his feelings to Eva towards the end of season one, he has hit rock-bottom in his emotional downward spiral. His excessive drinking leads him to a rehab clinic after he is diagnosed with “self-pity”. Dag struggles to change his debilitating perspective on life but finds the motivation when Eva returns to Oslo. Dag seeks to find happiness once again with Eva. However, this time he must adapt to include her son in his romantic plans.
Dag is a sometimes cynical, yet often heartwarming comedy series, that features a star-studded cast of Norway’s most celebrated actors: Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Kon-Tiki and In Order of Disappearance), Agnes Kittelsen (Kon-Tiki and Max Manus: Man of War) and Rolf Lassgård (After the Wedding, The Hunters, False Trail and the original Wallander).