Lilyhammer

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Netflix Premiered Feb 06, 2012 Between Seasons

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Lilyhammer

Show Summary

Lilyhammer follows former New York mobster, Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), who must join the witness protection program after he testified in a trial against a Mafia boss. Tagliano chooses to relocate to Lillehammer in Norway after the 1994 Winter Olympics sparked his interest. Going from being a respected and feared gangster in New York, to becoming an immigrant in Norway is tough for Tagliano. The transition proves to be even tougher when he realizes he may have to resort to his old ways to succeed in rural Norwegian society. Can Tagliano stay on the straight and narrow in his new life?

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 12/13/2013

Season 2 : Episode 8

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Addictive!

    9.5
    Great show, cant wait for season 3 to start so i can get my next fix!! LOL Seriously, as long as Netflix has this show i will keep my subscription active, it is that good.
  • Not subtle enough

    2.0
    Very disappointing, from the second episode you can see that this is gonna be a goodfella's war against all racist and social stereotypes, the muslim bashing was especially offensive...

    Too bad.
  • My Way in Norway

    10
    Great show, funny, easy to watch, the cast is great! Loving it!!!
  • Great norvegian show

    9.5
    Steven Van Zandt leads an amazing cast. About mafia boss Frank the fixer that goes into witness protection program and moves to Norway. The way things work in Norway takes a lot to get used to, and it doesnt take long before he goes back to his old mafia methods to get what he wants. Great show, wich tells lots about how the Norvegian social security system works.
  • A glimpse into contrasting societal norms from the perspective of an outsider.

    9.5
    Lilyhammer is one of those TV shows that only comes around once in a while. It doesn't flaunt you with special effects or nudity, or a recycled plot that's been seen many times over. I've watched dozens of shows in their entirety, and not one of them is like Lilyhammer.



    Lilyhammer takes you to Lilyhammer Norway through the eyes of an ex-mobster (Steve Van Zandt), in his attempt to escape mob-life. At first I was skeptical. I was expecting a poorly-written plot with underdeveloped characters, premised around the idea of, "Gangster + Norway = Shenanigans". Luckily, Lilyhammer goes beyond this. It gives you a unique look on the lifestyle of a different culture, and Van Zandt attempt to adjust to the societal norms. This show has humor, action, and some great chemistry between the actors.



    I feel that a more lengthy review would only give away the plot and ruin a potentially rewarding experience for those who have never seen the show. If you're tired of the same TV night-in and night-out, then you should definitely check out Lilyhammer.moreless
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