Following the success of Danish drama "Snegl Løb" (Snail Race) and Danish tragedy "Se Mug Vokse" (Watching Mould Grow), the BBC has imported another Scandinavia drama to show on its TV channel for pretentious snobs, BBC4.
Entitled "Maling Tørker" (Paint Drying), it is a Norwegian drama set in a sleepy town in the Norwegian forests. It follows Lars in real time as he waits for his Ikea furniture to be delivered. At six hours an episode it is a lengthy show but "worth the wait", said BBC controller of programming Barry Chuckle.
During the first episode, Lars sits at home in a chair waiting for his furniture to be delivered. He sighs a lot, reads a newspaper, makes a cup of coffee then sits and waits some more - and that's just the first hour.
Later, he decides to paint the wall before the furniture arrives, which explains the title of the show.
In a sneak preview, I caught a glimpse of the second episode (there are fifty in total), where there is a shocking revelation that the furniture was misdirected and the delivery will be delayed.
Expect more gripping Scandinavian dramas like these from the BBC. Or just get Sky. It's better than watching Paint Drying.