21 August 2017 | paul2001sw-1
There's nothing exactly wrong with 'Young and Promising', a Norwegian drama about a group of young women trying to make their way in the world; but somehow, it didn't engage me. The characters struggle with boyfriends, crap jobs, and crazy families, living their lives while waiting for them to really begin; and yet, their tales are just too ordinary, with little sense of anything important at stake. In one episode, the girls go to a party, have a big fight, then make it up and go swimming, and that's all there is to it. Except in one slightly ill-fitting side plot, there's really too little in the way of love or despair here.