Never heard of that. Looks funny.
Looked for a thread and didnt see it (famous last words).
I skipped the first season of this because it looked cheesy, but wanted something new to watch and needed something gangster. I am 3 episodes in an its a pretty decent show. My only complaint is how Frank can understand what they are saying when they are not speaking English (for the most part). Anyway, if you liked the Sopranos, you should check it out.
Season 2 trailer
Last edited by Brad2770; 12-17-2013 at 04:28 PM.
Never heard of that. Looks funny.
I watched the first episode and it wasn't too bad.
I couldn't watch any more than that because there was too much foreign language / subtitles.
That's my issue, not the show's. I've developed a horrible habit of constantly surfing the web or playing games while watching TV and that's pretty hard to do when you need to keep your eyes glued to the screen to read what's going on. It's sad I know, but it takes a really amazing show to get me to put down the tablet and give it my 100% attention nowadays. =/
It's pretty cheesy. Just cause it has Sylvio doesn't mean that "if you liked the Sopranos you will like this". It's just a euro, fish out of water story with a stereotypical, American gangster character as the lead.
First season was great, and I'm liking season two about the same. It's definitely nothing like The Sopranos though, no arguments there. I think they do a good job of making the show funny without turning Frank into too much of a caricature.
S02E06 was missing its subtitles though, and I had to watch it with closed captioning instead. Pretty annoying, so I put off the last two episodes until tomorrow. Hopefully the problem was just with that one and not all of 6-8.
I wasnt exactly comparing this to the Sopranos. Just merely saying if you liked it, you should like this.
I am up to S2E2 and it is still pretty good. The comedy is good for sure.
Where can one find the season 2 episodes considering said person has checked the usual places (like ipt).
I watched the 1st season of this last year I guess, its a reasonably amusing/interesting show but if your expecting american levels of violence,obscenity, or crudity you wont find it. I was wondering if they were going to do a 2nd season, will have to check it out.
NRK TV - Lilyhammer - 1:8
Public pays for that channel with a mandatory fee for everyone who has a TV, so everything they do is free to Norwegian citizens. Illegal for them to have commercials as well, so if you get it to work, it works well. It will only be online for two more weeks though.
or I guess not from the us huh. How do you people LIVE?!
This show is apparently a Netflix original? That's what it says on my Netflix account as this is showing up in my featured list at the top of my Netflix home page. Guess I'll have to check it out.
Product placement doesn't bother me at all. It bothers me more when they all use some non-existant generic brand. That sticks out b/c it's obviously fake. Coke cans are ubiquitous, and characters should be able to drink a fucking coke.
Finally got around to watching season 2. Pretty good, entertaining for sure. I liked season 1 more though, I think because we got to see more of Norway and stuff. Always wanted to go to Scandinavia. Anyway, for those on the fence, its got 2 pretty solid seasons behind it now.
I'm about finished with season one and it has been an entertaining show, never really laugh out loud funny but amusing from time to time. My only real gripe with it is that each episode, for the most part, follows the same formula of Frank being a thug and throwing his weight around whenever there is a problem/inconvenience and then getting away with it. I know it's not supposed to be serious but its kept me from watching more than one episode every few days.
Apart from that it's enjoyable and seeing/learning about some of Norway is pretty neat.
I finished watching both seasons the day after Christmas. I liked the first season better than the second, but it's still good. It has it's quirks, and it is tongue-in-cheek, but it's a decent show with some good laughs here and there. Tolgeir is fucking funny. He's the real star of the show.
Dat S02E08 The Sopranos tribute.
And to the guy who complained about Frank understanding the language: in the first episode he explains his father was from Norway and that's why can understand but not speak Norwegian.
Most of the first season he's listening to tapes and shit so he has probably picked up enough so he can understand people. Plus, learning Norwegian is a requirement of becoming a citizen.
Just finished season 3. Still fucking awesome but they really spent a lot more time developing the secondary characters like roar, jan and really fleshing out torgeir.
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