287 votes


TV 2 2015

In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Occupied

Occupied - S2E6

#1 - January


Season 2 - Episode 6

The Nordic nations are unhappy and feel insecure about the Russian presence in Norway. Anita struggles to foster a better climate between the countries.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Occupied from 64 votes.

Occupied - S2E5

#2 - December


Season 2 - Episode 5

Jesper has managed to get to Paris and to Astrid and her partner Jerome, but it doesn’t take long for the police to find and arrest him. Jerome then comes to the rescue.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Occupied from 70 votes.

Occupied - S2E2

#3 - September


Season 2 - Episode 2

Russia has arrested the Coast Guard soldiers who were behind the action at Melkøya, Anita Rygg has promised that they will be handed over to Norway, but when one of the soldiers is dead, it becomes more problematic.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Occupied from 86 votes.

Occupied - S2E4

#4 - November


Season 2 - Episode 4

The group holding Jesper is willing to sell him to the Norwegian authorities, but when they find out that the Russians are behind the agreement, they order his death.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Occupied from 77 votes.

Occupied - S2E1

#5 - August


Season 2 - Episode 1

Half a year has passed since Free Norway mobilised itself and the country was on the brink of war. In order to maintain peace, the Norwegian government has had to compromise with the Russians.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Occupied from 102 votes.

Occupied - S2E3

#6 - October


Season 2 - Episode 3

The Coast Guard soldiers are sentenced to one of the most severe punishments available. Meanwhile, terrorism continues and Anita wants to negotiate an amnesty with Free Norway to calm the people.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Occupied from 81 votes.

Occupied - S1E6

#7 - September


Season 1 - Episode 6

Norway has managed to repair the gas lines after bomb on Viksund, but the EU believes that the political landscape is too uncertain for the Russian withdrawal now. Prime Minister Berg must make a difficult decision - contrary to his own ideological convictions.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Occupied from 185 votes.

Occupied - S1E5

#8 - August


Season 1 - Episode 5

There are few days to the Russians will pull out, and the preparations for them to leave the country takes place at all levels. Prime Minister Jesper Berg making plans for how to get the party up and running again, but has major challenges on several levels.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Occupied from 198 votes.

Occupied - S2E7

#9 - February (1)


Season 2 - Episode 7

It seems that there may be a majority in the EU in favour of a resolution to force Russia out of Norway, but for the EU to vote for the resolution, the Government of Norway must support it.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Occupied from 66 votes.

Occupied - S1E4

#10 - July


Season 1 - Episode 4

A Norwegian resistance movement that calls itself Free Norway gives the impression of wanting to use all means to get the Russians out of the country. They contact Eriksen, and demands that he writes beneficial about them - otherwise his wife's Russian friendly restaurant will be the next target.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Occupied from 195 votes.

Occupied - S1E1
#11 - April
Season 1 - Episode 1

Europe is suffering from an energy crisis and when Norway’s new Green prime minister Jesper Berg calls a press conference to announce that he is stopping all fossil fuel production. The EU calls on Russia to invade.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Occupied from 290 votes.

Occupied - S1E8
#12 - November
Season 1 - Episode 8

Jesper Berg understands that he is not going anywhere with the EU, and initiate police action to get the Russians out of the country. The Russian ambassador, Sidorova, warns him against continuing to expel Russians, but Jesper Berg does not care about her warnings.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Occupied from 167 votes.

Occupied - S1E3
#13 - June
Season 1 - Episode 3

The prime minister is under pressure from Eriksen. He wants the prime minister to come with a specific date for the Russian withdrawal from Norway. Berg yields to pressure and ask the Russians about a date. The Russians, however, have one condition.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Occupied from 201 votes.

Occupied - S1E7
#14 - October
Season 1 - Episode 7

Jesper Berg has won the referendum, but the Russian shows no signs of leaving the country. On the contrary, they have increased their military activity. The prime minister now expects the EU sets up military action to get the Russians out, but EU are reluctant to enter into a military conflict with Russia.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Occupied from 172 votes.

Occupied - S3E4
#15 - June
Season 3 - Episode 4

The #BrandThem hate campaign is escalating, and it becomes clear that Vold is involved. Jesper admits his feelings for Marie. Sidorova and Lyubov are embroiled in a Russian conspiracy that affects all of Europe.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Occupied from 22 votes.

Occupied - S1E2
#16 - May
Season 1 - Episode 2

Jesper Berg assures journalist Thomas Eriksen that the Russian presence is by no means an occupation. During a medal ceremony at Akershus Fortress May 17 a young guardsman attempts to shoot the Russian ambassador.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Occupied from 224 votes.

Occupied - S3E3
#17 - May
Season 3 - Episode 3

Sidorova does everything in her power to get her girlfriend out from Russia. Vold is trying to expose Jesper as a profiteer, and opposition to the Russians and everyone who is associated with them is increasing.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Occupied from 23 votes.

Occupied - S3E1
#18 - March
Season 3 - Episode 1

The occupation is over and Jesper Berg is tasked with forming a temporary government. The EU is pushing Norway to resume oil and gas production, but after an explosion, Jesper makes drastic decisions.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Occupied from 27 votes.

Occupied - S1E9
#19 - December (1)
Season 1 - Episode 9

Jesper Berg continues as the country's prime minister from within the US Embassy, but the Americans are not particularly thrilled about Jesper Berg's politics and offers him a ticket to Switzerland.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Occupied from 175 votes.

Occupied - S3E2
#20 - April
Season 3 - Episode 2

Djupvik discovers that the new Defense Minister Harald Vold is behind Anita Rygh's murder. The EU is pushing Jesper, but he is being obstructive, and the attempts to replace the Russian software are sabotaged.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Occupied from 28 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



10 episodes of blissful engagement. Somebody skillful achieved what I’d consider an understated style of the TV series ’24’, without as high of a body count. A pleasant surprise. Things begin with a middle-aged man walking solo down the center of a snow-covered road, looking bewildered. A quick flashback to who he is and how he got there, then back to the road where the story turns into a snowball itself — entangling more characters and subplots as it rolls along. Every scene counts, and contributes to the quick pacing as the story unfolds. Don’t go past episode six unless you have time to finish. Don’t bother trying to stop after that, it’s not possible — I tried… ;-) Worth it’s weight in subtitles, ‘Occupied’ is a great show.


there is not much to say, except: simply awesome!


This show is really great and I don't really understand the low ratings. If you get bored by politics, sure then avoid this. But as EU citizen this was an amazing roller-coaster and I can't wait for season 3.


Norwegian TV killing it with The Heavy Water Wars (The Saboteurs), Lilyhammer and this. All amzing shows.


I can hardly believe this will be the first comment. Superb series about a not completely impossible scenario where interest's between states collide.


Okkupert's strong point is precisely that of being able to show the light and dark sides of people, governments and police forces. Nothing is taken for granted in this really well-screened TV series, which manages to put the viewer never completely on one side or the other of the characters and factions at stake. It seems fictional because it is set in Northern Europe, but it tells of situations that could really happen, at any moment, in a panorama of energy crisis and climate change. Certainly something like this has already happened somewhere in the world, in Africa or South America.


Simply one of the most gripping series I have seen, so original, so thoughtful - it's not everyone's cup of tea but it's mine!


Absolutely ludicrous background story line; Norway invaded somewhat softly by Russia, with the support of the EU and for their benefit. But if you can go past that, it is an absolute gem of a political drama. EU coproduction between Arte (French-German channel) and TV2 (Norway), language spoke are Norwegian, English, Russian and French. Available on Netflix (UK) at the time of writting: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80092654


Not one for watching films or shows with subtitles, but this was addictive from about the first 15 minutes. Binged watched both seasons in under a week. I sincerely hope there is a third season.


a great show, but it is a pity it has not gotten the popularity it deserves here in Norway, the media gave it shitty rewievs after the russians complained about the plotline. i hope people here will decide to give it a chance now that it is being praised abroad.

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