‘Through Greenland’ Review: I’d Follow Nikolaj Coster Waldau Anywhere

SYNOPSIS: Through Greenland is a visually spectacular program series with Danish Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on an adventurous expedition through Greenland.

I’m not sure what it is about this show, or why I’m interested. It’s a thing now, I realize – celebrities going places and having opinions about the places they’re going to – and I think it’s likely that since we can’t go places but have a lot of opinions, in general, this would appeal to us.

Like a guided virtual vacation you get to criticize!

There’s also the nostalgia factor. There is a part of me imagining this is Jamie Lannister in a modern AU where he survived and is visiting the birthplace of his wife, Brienne of Tarth. Because, yes, in my mind, the last three episodes of Game of Thrones never happened, they beat the Night King and all was well, no one did dumb things afterwards, my OTP is together and we’re all really, really happy.

Of course, that typically might not be enough to get through 5 episodes – and five episodes with subtitles, at that. But I’m used to subtitles, I’m in quarantine and also …it turns out Nikolaj Coster Waldau is a pretty charming guy.

Who knew?

Anyone who’d ever watched an interview with him, that’s who. That’s probably why we’re here, me watching a literal travel show about a journey through Greenland, and you reading about me watching a travel show about a journey through Greenland.

So, yes, if you’re watching because of him, you’re in for a treat as a fan, because there’s a lot of who he is a lot of his family, a lot of what makes him tick, and why it does. I’m not typically the type to watch things like this one because of a celebrity, but I will admit that I at least didn’t mind watching this even though it was focused on a celebrity, and that’s saying a lot for me.

Plus, there’s the Greenland part of it because omg Greenland. I feel like this probably holds true of about every place we don’t know too much about other than generally where it’s located, but Greenland, I wish we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic and I was actually allowed out of my house, much less my country, to go visit you.

This isn’t even just about wow how pretty this country is, but wow, how enriching it is to learn different things, to experience different cultures. It makes me sad to think of how long it’ll be till we can truly get there again, but in a way, that makes me even happier for shows like this one.

I can’t go to Greenland right now. I didn’t get my fairy tale ending in the show I’d invested so much time in. But I can watch a travel show with an actor whose character I greatly enjoyed, and use my imagination.

Quarantine me has got this. This is easy.

Are you looking forward to this show?

THROUGH GREENLAND premieres on Topic Thursday, August 27th

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