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State of Happiness

State of Happiness

8 Episodes

The road to progress is paved in blood, sweat, and oil. This Nordic drama follows the history-making events that created modern Norway. When a small fishing town discovers something big, six individuals must seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

State of Happiness
  • Episode 1 - Treasure Hunt

    The international oil companies are pulling out from Stavanger, after years of test drilling without success. This affects everyone in town.

  • Episode 2 - Smoking Ban

    Phillips Petroleum introduces a smoking ban on the oil rig Ocean Viking, and the mayor in Stavanger speculates on whether the Americans might have found oil. Toril Torstensen makes a unavoidable choice.

  • Episode 3 - The Summer House

    Nyman’s factory has financial problems, and Fredrik Nyman has to come up with a plan to save the factory. Anna Hellevik sees an opportunity to help her father in law, and starts scheming behind Fredrik’s back.

  • Episode 4 - 69 Meters Down

    Ingrid is planning a party for Fredrik’s 50th birthday, and breaks social rules to support a friend in trouble. Cristian and the other divers at the Ocean Viking takes risks everyday at work, and the risks are increasingly dangerous.

  • Episode 5 - Dirdal Valley

    Phillips Petroleum are looking for a place by the coast to build a gigantic tank for oil storage. Dirdal Valley, where Anna’s family’s farm is situated, is one of the aread they are considering.

  • Episode 6 - Hope and Fraud

    Christian and Martin start their own diving company, and are in need of startup capital. Ingrid and Fredrik Nyman makes a plan to help their son. An old friend of Toril returns to town.

  • Episode 7 - Party at the Esso Motor Hotel

    Mayor Rettedal uses unorthodox methods to get Stavanger elected as the oil capital of Norway. Anna does something she regrets at a party at the Esso Motor Hotel, and Toril reaches out to Bengt Hamre.

  • Episode 8 – The Oil Capital

    Episode 8

    It’s time for the parliament to vote over which city is to become the oil capital of Norway, and everyone in town are eager to hear the result. Anna makes a decision with consequences for everyone around her.