K and I were very interested to see that Netflix is now going to be producing their own television series. Last week they had a preview running at the top of their streaming access, so we checked it out. At first glimpse we thought it may have looked a little silly and almost cheap. We continued to watch the preview and by the end I couldn't wait for Monday to come so I could watch the show's premiere.
Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was intrigued by Lillehammer when he saw television images of the Winter Olympics in 1994, and therefore chooses to start his new life there. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to become an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank discovers that to get up and in the Norwegian rural society, he must resort to the old, ruthless methods.
I love this show. Immediately after it finished I turned and asked K why we couldn't see the second episode! After all you have is Netflix and you haven't watched "real" television for well over a year it is a foreign concept to not be able to watch a marathon of any of your favorite shows.
If you have streaming Netflix and haven't watched this yet, close your laptop, pop some popcorn and go watch it now! That's an order, or just my 2 cents and love for popcorn (please eat your popcorn with sour patch kids and a grape Boylan soda to get the full "Trisha movie watching experience"!