Lilyhammer: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: Relying on Steven Van Zandt's wry gravitas, Lilyhammer mines gentle chuckles from its fish-out-of-water scenario, but declines to offer much beyond a culture clash between Nordic and wiseguy caricatures.


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Air date: Sep 11, 2012
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In this first original series from Netflix, New York Mafia boss Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) testifies against his associates and is relocated with a brand new identity to Lillehammer in Norway, where 'cultural differences' soon become apparent. In the rural town, he befriends a teacher named Sigrid (Marian Saastad Ottesen), and while their relationship develops, she grows suspicious of his secrets.

Critic Reviews for Lilyhammer Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

Lilyhammer kept overstepping the line that separates likeably eccentric from plain hokey.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Other fish-out-of-water films and TV series have done it so, so much better and quicker.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Not much is played for direct laughs, but Lilyhammer is damn funny and as warm hearted as the setting is cold.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hackneyed, it's forced, it's silly. But the bad news for Netflix is that it's meh.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're looking for a well-written, mature series that effectively balances drama and humor, this one fits the bill.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It has a certain charm to it, and Van Zandt is very watchable. I quite like it.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Leaves you much as it found you. Van Zandt's performance is as broad as one might expect: he doesn't so much act as do his Silvio thing. It's a mobster caricature.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's The Sopranos meets Cool Runnings.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A fabulous character comedy-drama that's as unusual as it is entertaining.

Jun 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The show looks good and professional and slick, and it plays; it's perfectly watchable, with a pleasant overlay of processed quirk.

Feb 6, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lilyhammer: Season 1


More of a black comedy than anything else. It comes off as unintentionally funny, and entertaining at the same time. I have never seen anything like it.


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