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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 / ... (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Torgeir Lien (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steinar Sagen ...
 Roar Lien (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Sigrid Haugli (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Tommy Karlsen ...
 Arne / ... (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jan Johansen (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robert Skjærstad ...
 Roy 'Fingern' Aass / ... (18 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dag Solstad (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Anne Krigsvoll ...
 Laila Hovland (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson ...
 Jonas Haugli (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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His way or Norway.

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25 January 2012 (Norway)  »

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Лиллехаммер  »

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The first episode of season 2 shows a man asking for help on the day of the baptism of Johnnys children. Very similar to a man asking Don Corleone for help on the day of his daughters wedding. See more »

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Although Norwegian police are issued firearms they are not carried during the normal course of duty. Their firearms are stored, locked, in their patrol cars and can only be removed with the permission of someone in authority (the local police chief for example). They are not, as shown in the show, routinely carried. See more »

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Quite funny
13 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can you do yet another Mafia series? How can you top the Sopranos?

  • which couldn't even compete with itself after a few years.


Some of the best moments in the Sopranos were the ironies. Lillyhammer turns the Mafia theme completely into a dark comedy. Some of the lines are ROTFL hilarious.

There is of course the fish out of water - wise-guy meets the Von Trapp Singers - culture conflict element. This is not done to advance a political view, though some Americans not used to European viewpoints might not see it that way. In any case the juxtaposition of values is used to good comic effect.

I just wonder how long they can keep this up - most of the easy laughs are gone and the plotting last couple of episodes were pretty weak, even for a parody.

Still this streamed series is a lot of fun and better than much of the scripted TV nowadays.

I'm still waiting for Johnny to try lutefisk...


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