Run, don’t walk, to view “Lilyhammer” the original series on Netflix. Well, in the spirit of the thing, you should shush not snowshoe since it takes place in the little town of Lillehammer, Norway site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. And there is a whole lot of snow there, you betcha. And every conceivable kind of character from tree huggers to ice skating Muslim immigrants.
Steven Van Zandt (of the E Street Band and “The Sopranos”) stars in this dramedy about a mob guy, Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, who goes into witness protection and asks to be relocated to Norway. Figures no one will find him there. But as the series continues, a series of flukes and flukey characters like a cop who moonlights as an Elvis impersonator may test that theory. His theory that this is a peaceful idyllic place is also tested from the get go as he has to “fix” a situation on the train ride from Oslo to Lillehammer. Continue reading