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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as Frank Tagliano/Giovanni "Johnny" Henriksen
as Torgeir Lien
as Roar Lien
as Jan Johansen
as Julius Backe
as Laila Hovland
as Geir "Elvis" Tvedt
as Jonas Haugli
Lilyhammer kept overstepping the line that separates likeably eccentric from plain hokey.
A fabulous character comedy-drama that's as unusual as it is entertaining.
Other fish-out-of-water films and TV series have done it so, so much better and quicker.
Not much is played for direct laughs, but Lilyhammer is damn funny and as warm hearted as the setting is cold.
It's hackneyed, it's forced, it's silly. But the bad news for Netflix is that it's meh.
Audience Reviews for Lilyhammer: Season 1
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