|NORWAY, USA||2012||45||Crime . Comedy . Drama|
Lilyhammer follows New York mobster Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. A sports fan, Frank wants to make his new life in Lillehammer, the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics - or as he calls it "Lilyhammer." Frank has visions of a paradise of "clean air, fresh white snow and gorgeous broads" far away from the temptations of the Big Apple and from mob hit men. Reality, of course, turns out to be spectacularly different.
The Norwegians are the foreigners here, and Norway the foreign land. But that remoteness is part of the show's appeal.Los Angeles Times Full Review
I wouldn't say Lilyhammer is worth signing up for Netflix to see, but if you're already paying for it and you like Van Zandt--and Norwegian knits--it's certainly worth a look.Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
Lilyhammer splits the difference between lightness and the dark. [17 Feb 2012, p.63]Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Lilyhammer is an odd little series with potential.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
It tries to combine elements of American mob stories and Scandinavian mysteries, seasoned with frequent overt references to "The Sopranos," but the mixture is pretty flat in the first episode.The New York Times Full Review