Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I was very late to the party on this one because I cancelled Netflix a long time ago. But I recently renewed for the new season of House of Cards (debuts 2/14) and ran across Lilyhammer starring Little Steven Van Zandt. It's the original 'Original Program' from Netflix. Lilyhammer (spelling is correct) is a very entertaining show even if 60% of it is in Norwegian. You definitely have to watch the show to catch the subtitles. Trying to listen to it and do something else ain't gonna work. You'll be lost in under a minute. Don't believe me? Try watching the non subtitled episodes on YouTube.
The tl/dr summary is: Mobster turns state's evidence and witness relocates to Lillehammer, Norway. Hilarity and cultural differences ensue.
Altho the writing seems to jump around (especially from S1-S2) it's still very entertaining. The show has a fantastic cast and is littered with surprising guest stars. Lilyhammer is well worth the watch. Apparently Netflix agrees and has ordered up a 3rd season from our friends at The Flamingo. That's impressive since Season 2 was just released a month ago.