Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
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Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
A tv series through Netflix called Lilyhammer.

I loved it! A touch of The Sopranos meets Nordic (in this case, Norwegian) elegance. Interesting premise, an unexpected one really, since most mafia-related shows take place in New York or Chicago. But this one takes place in the pristine location of Lillehammer Norway. It's mostly done in Norwegian with English subtitles which was a hoot for me to watch since it was great fun to try to pick out Germanic-type words as the characters were speaking. Interesting themes too, especially that having to do with immigration and cultural integration.

Little Stevie is a gem in this. I didn't even know he could act (yeah no, I never really got into The Sopranos). But he makes a really great mobster. And Torgeir Lien played by Trond Fausa Aurvåg and Jan played by Fridtjov Såheim are simply endearing characters and lend a lot of levity to the whole show.

Apparently this show did extremely well in Norway. I wonder if any of you have had a chance to catch it yet and what you thought of it.

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2014 Jan 01 23:32
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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
I have it on DVD, just did not get around to watching it yet.


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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
I enjoyed the first season. In the second season the show loses the plot as it discards everything that made the first season whatchable.

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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
(2014 Jan 02 00:01)Mustapaita Wrote:  I enjoyed the first season. In the second season the show loses the plot as it discards everything that made the first season whatchable.

Yes this is very true. I wonder why they took that kind of a tack though since yes you're quite right that it did take away from some of the momentum of the first season. Despite this, I still liked many of the elements of the second season. It did seem to be a lot less tame than the first season that's for sure.

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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
I liked most the refreshingly self-ironic attitude the show took towards Norwegian social democratic values and attitudes.

Btw, this is a Norwegian show produced by Norwegian state tv. I've had a couple of chuckles at the expense of some American reviewers, who complained about the unnecessary amount of Norwegian dialogue and subtitles (they thought the show was American apparently).

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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
(2014 Jan 01 23:32)Aemma Wrote:  Apparently this show did extremely well in Norway. I wonder if any of you have had a chance to catch it yet and what you thought of it.

I watched the show when it came out on the Estonian public service TV channel. It was quite funny to watch an American ending up in a place like Lilyhammer. Estonia and Norway are similar, thus the situations he got into made me chuckle.
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(2014 Jan 09 02:18)Karl Wrote:  Estonia and Norway are similar
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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
(2014 Jan 09 02:18)Karl Wrote:  
(2014 Jan 01 23:32)Aemma Wrote:  Apparently this show did extremely well in Norway. I wonder if any of you have had a chance to catch it yet and what you thought of it.

I watched the show when it came out on the Estonian public service TV channel. It was quite funny to watch an American ending up in a place like Lilyhammer. Estonia and Norway are similar, thus the situations he got into made me chuckle.

Yeah, tell us about social democratic Estonia and its generous, tolerant refugee & immigration policy. Big Grin

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RE: Lilyhammer: The Netflix Series
(2014 Jan 09 03:10)Mustapaita Wrote:  
(2014 Jan 09 02:18)Karl Wrote:  
(2014 Jan 01 23:32)Aemma Wrote:  Apparently this show did extremely well in Norway. I wonder if any of you have had a chance to catch it yet and what you thought of it.

I watched the show when it came out on the Estonian public service TV channel. It was quite funny to watch an American ending up in a place like Lilyhammer. Estonia and Norway are similar, thus the situations he got into made me chuckle.

Yeah, tell us about social democratic Estonia and its generous, tolerant refugee & immigration policy. Big Grin

I didn't know that you're such a big fan of pre-WW 2 Estonia. The socialism and tolerance here was over the edge. Check out a) Nationalizing land and giving it to the poor b) The cultural autonomy law of 1925.

Cultural autonomy in the Republic of Estonia was enjoyed by Baltic Germans between 1925 and 1939, and by Jews between 1926 and 1940. The phenomenon was exceptional in Europe and earned a great deal of international acclaim.

Also, Finnish migrants from less developed Finland and Russian refugees (mostly high-class) from the USSR were tolerated.

If you look at the democratic election results of post-1918 Estonia, the social democrats won practically every time.

Now to the 21th century, only an idiot would be a social democrat in a country that is 68% native and the rest are lazy E-European immigrants who would gladly not work if the government gave them enough money to buy their weekly vodka dosage.

If you're interested in social democratic Estonia, read a book about pre-WW2 Estonia.
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You are incorrigible! Big Grin

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