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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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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.


Steven Van Zandt
as Frank Tagliano/Giovanni "Johnny" Henriksen
Trond Fausa Aurvaag
as Torgeir Lien
Steinar Sagen
as Roar Lien
Fridtjov Såheim
as Jan Johansen
Sven Nordin
as Julius Backe
Anne Krigsvoll
as Laila Hovland
Kyrre Hellum
as Geir "Elvis" Tvedt
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Critic Reviews for Lilyhammer: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

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

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

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

June 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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

January 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.

January 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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

January 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.

January 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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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