Picture this: New York mobster becomes everyone's target after he decides to do the right thing and testify in a trial. Quickly, he realizes that he won't survive in the Big Apple and enters the Witness Protection Program. Where does he request to be relocated? Lillehammer, Norway because "it looked pretty in the '94 Olympics." And you find out another small reason he chose "Lilyhammer", but I won't ruin the surprise.
A mobster in fair isle sweaters, trying to become a better person? It's like The Godfather meets Northern Exposure. Sounds like the recipe for a fun flick, huh?
We watched the first episode last night and I'm definitely itching to watch #2. It's a Netflix original, so it can only be watched on Netflix streaming. Check it out and let me know what you think!