Lilyhammer (2012– )

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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.

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 Frank Tagliano (17 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Torgeir Lien (17 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Roar Lien (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Marian Saastad Ottesen ...
 Sigrid Haugli (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Arne (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jan Johansen (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robert Skjærstad ...
 Roy 'Fingern' Aass (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Anne Krigsvoll ...
 Laila Hovland (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson ...
 Jonas Haugli (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Henriette Steenstrup ...
 Randi (7 episodes, 2013)
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ...
 Dag Solstad (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kamal Mustaffai ...
 Hassan (7 episodes, 2013)
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Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former New York mobster, who after testifying in a trial in the United States, joins the witness protection program. Intrigued by the place after watching the Winter Olympics in 1994, he is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to becoming an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank soon discovers that in order to succeed in this rural Norwegian society, he must resort to his old ways. Written by Anonymous

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Frank Tagliano is a New York Mobster who is relocated to Norway, Lillehammer after giving up his boss to the FBI
17 February 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

(I don't know what the last guy was talking about - this show is laugh out loud funny).

The show starts off pretty fast by Frank Tagliano (Steve Van Zandt) who's a New York Mobster, giving up his boss to the FBI. Within the first 20 minutes of the first episode he's relocated to Norway, more specifically, Lillehammer. This is due to the fact that he saw the Winter Olympics in '94 and decided it was a good place to start a new.

From there Frank has to adapt to Norwegian society which is proving to be quite the challenge. Public works officials like the good folk over at NAV aren't very helpful when it comes to adapting. Frank soon realizes that in order for him to succeed in Norway, he's going to have to resort to his old ways.

The show is funny, very funny. There are some things that seem a little thin, for example how fast he learns to understand Norwegian. Though he doesn't seem to understand a hundred percent of the time what people say (like the review before me implied). Other than that I think everyone who plays a part in this show does a great job. There's no reason why this show would deserve anything beneath a 8/10 rating.

And if you think I'm getting paid to say this: No, I'm not. But I thought the show deserved an honest review, and not a biased one. Give it a chance, I didn't think I'd be very funny but now I'm really looking forward to season two.


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