“Lilyhammer,” follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. A sports fan, Frank wants to make his new life in Lillehammer, the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics – or as he calls it “Lilyhammer.” Frank has visions of a paradise of “clean air, fresh white snow and gorgeous broads” far away from the temptations of the Big Apple and from mob hit men. Reality, of course, turns out to be spectacularly different.
The trailer released a month ago, and today the series launches on Netflix. It will be interesting to see how members react to this exclusive show, as all 8 episodes are available immediately. Another original series, ‘House of Cards’ featuring Kevin Spacey is set to be released later this year. I’m going to watch the pilot episode later–if you do the same, let me know what think!
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