In het begin van het eerste seizoen, had ik zelfs nog even wat moeite om mijn aandacht volledig te focussen op de serie. Ik besloot haast om halverwege de tweede aflevering maar wat anders te gaan kijken en dus af te haken, maar ik besloot toch door te bijten en daarvan heb ik nu na 3 seizoenen van ieder 8 afleveringen dan ook absoluut geen spijt!
Sterker nog, ik raad de serie een ieder aan die wel trek heeft in een beetje gezonde afleiding door middel van humor en de best wel actuele onderwerpen waaraan men in de serie op een bijzondere manier de aandacht weet te leggen. Maar goed, daarover weet Wikipedia nog wel wat meer te vertellen, dus laten we het voor algemeen waar aangenomen verhaal over Lilyhammer van Wikipedia er voor het gemak maar even bij pakken... Leest U even mee?
Lilyhammer is een Noorse komedieserie met in de hoofdrol Steven Van Zandt. De serie debuteerde op 25 januari 2012 op de Noorse zender NRK1 en werd de daaropvolgende maand op de streamingsdienst Netflix geplaatst. Dit seizoen telde acht afleveringen, elk tussen de 44 en 45 minuten durend. Het tweede seizoen debuteerde op diezelfde Noorse zender op 23 oktober 2013 en telde tevens acht afleveringen. Later kwam in 2014 het derde seizoen uit.
Lilyhammer gaat over een maffioso, die een getuigenis heeft afgelegd tegen een ander belangrijk persoon binnen de maffia. Hij wordt beschermd door de Amerikaanse FBI en besluit onder de naam "Giovanni Henriksen" een nieuw leven op te bouwen in het Noorse plaatsje Lillehammer. Hij integreert hier op zijn eigen manier en opent een populaire nachtclub, genaamd "Flamingo". Lilyhammer is gefilmd in en rond Lillehammer, maar ook in New York City en in Oslo. De nachtclub van Frank staat in het centrum van Lillehammer en heet in het echt "Brenneriet". De indoorscènes zijn echter gefilmd in een bar in Oslo.
Lilyhammer is de eerste televisieserie, die door Netflix werd gemaakt. Na de première van de serie volgden er meer "Netflix Original Series", waaronder House of Cards en Orange Is the New Black.
Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano is op de begrafenis van maffiabaas Sally Delucci. Zijn broer Aldo Delucci wordt de nieuwe baas van de maffia en dus ook baas van Frank. De FBI spreekt met Frank af, die eerder bijna werd neergeschoten. Hij sluit een overeenkomst, waarbij hij een getuigenverklaring tegen Aldo moet afleggen. Anderzijds regelt de FBI voor Frank een nieuwe identiteit en een huis in het Noorse Lillehammer, waar Frank naartoe wil. Zijn nieuwe naam wordt "Giovanni Henriksen". In Noorwegen komt hij bij een integratiecursus terecht. Door het chanteren van Jan Johansen door middel van naaktfoto's, wordt Sigrid Haugli zijn nieuwe leraar bij een integreringscursus. Frank en Sigrid spreken vaak af met elkaar en beginnen een relatie. Ook neemt hij een bar over en neemt Torgeir Lien als zijn partner. Frank geeft die bar de naam "Flamingo", vernoemd naar het gelijknameige hotel en casino in Las Vegas. Nadat Frank gestolen drank had gekocht, wordt hij door een motorbende verdacht voor de roof. Hij wist echter ook niet dat de drank was gestolen en hij sloot een alliantie met de motorbende.
Frank valt op bij de politie en nadat hij een aanbod om een act in de bar te doen van politieagent Geir Tvedt had afgewezen, start hij een onderzoek naar hem in. Geir denkt dat Frank de ex-Guantanamo Bay gedetineerde en terrorist "Suleyman Bhatti" is. Hij denkt dat Frank een aanslag wil plegen en wil dat de beveiliging bij de Birkebeiner-race wordt aangescherpt. Als Geir Frank met een speelgoedpistool ziet, komt hij in actie en hij laat de race stilzetten. Later ontdekt Geir dat het een speelgoedpistool was en wordt door die actie zes maanden geschorst. Als troost betalen zijn collega's voor hem een vakantie naar New York City en Memphis, maar daar wordt Geir door twee aanhangers van Aldo Delucci doodgeschoten, toen zij bij hem foto's van Frank aantroffen.
Frank krijgt te horen dat Sigrid door hem zwanger is geraakt. Als zij naar een voedvrouw gaan, wordt Frank boos om het feit dat de voedvrouw een man is. Ook krijgt Frank interesse in een vastgoedproject, genaamd "Sjusjøen Belleview". Het project wordt echter belemmerd door een boer, die zijn grond niet wil verkopen. Frank sluit een deal met de projectmanager en hij jaagt de boer weg. Later wordt hij medeaandeelhouder van het project.
Aldo Delucci ziet in het heuptasje van de vermoorde Geir zijn adres en hij vermoedt dat Frank daar ergens woont. Hij stuurt zijn handlangers Jerry Delucci en Roberto Grasso naar Lillehammer om Frank uit te schakelen. Frank komt daarachter en scherpt zijn beveiliging aan. Op de nationale feestdag lost Roberto een kogel richting Frank, maar mist hem. Roberto en Jerry besluiten Jonas, de zoon van Sigrid, te ontvoeren. Frank gaat ze met Torgeir achterna. Als Frank de vluchtende Jonas vindt en hem aan Torgeir meegeeft, ziet Frank dat Jerry en Roberto aan het ruziën zijn. Jerry raakt in gevecht met Frank en net als Jerry een pistool op Frank richt, wordt hij doodgeschoten door Roberto. Roberto en Frank raken in gesprek en besluiten niet te vechten. Roberto neemt de ring van Frank mee als bewijs, dat hij Frank zou hebben doodgeschoten.
De Engelstalige Wikipedia pagina heeft nog meer informatie... Leest U weer even mee...?
Lilyhammer is a Norwegian television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a fictional New York gangster, Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano, trying to start a new life in isolated Lillehammer in Norway. The first season premiered on Norwegian NRK1 on 25 January 2012 with a record audience of 998,000 viewers (one fifth of Norway's population), and premiered on Netflix in North America on 6 February 2012, with all eight episodes available in full for streaming on the service. Lilyhammer was promoted as "the first time Netflix offered exclusive content". The spelling of the series title alludes to Lily—Tagliano's dog—killed in the first episode during an attempt on Tagliano's life, and the way Frank and some other anglophones pronounce the town's name.
A second season was commissioned after the success of the first. However, Van Zandt's schedule with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Wrecking Ball Tour delayed production. It was announced in January 2013 that guitarist Tom Morello would replace Van Zandt for the Australian leg of the tour, so that filming could proceed. Filming completed in April 2013 and included shoots both in Norway and New York City. Season two premiered 23 October 2013 on NRK1 and 13 December 2013 on Netflix.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Van Zandt announced he had signed on for a third season of the show, with filming set to begin on 3 January 2014. In September 2014, Deadline.com announced that season 3 would also include appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Tony Sirico. Season 3 premiered 29 October 2014 on NRK1 and 21 November 2014 on Netflix. As of February 2015, no decision has been made for a Season 4.
Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), a former underboss of the American Mafia, is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program after testifying in a trial against Aldo Delucci (Thomas Grube), the new Mafia head who had ordered a hit on him after succeeding his recently deceased brother, Sally Boy Delucci. Frank requests that he be relocated to Lillehammer, where he believes no one will look for him. His new identity is Norwegian-American immigrant Giovanni "Johnny" Henriksen. On a train journey from Oslo to Lillehammer, Johnny impresses teacher Sigrid Haugli (Marian Saastad Ottesen), her son Jonas (Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson), and a man who later turns out to be a civil supervisor. Johnny befriends the Hauglis after doing them a favor, and sometime later, after he and Sigrid spend the night together, Sigrid learns she is pregnant with his twins.
After a wolf kills Jonas' lamb, and the locals complain that authorities are doing nothing about it, and citizens are prohibited from killing wildlife, Johnny enlists his new friends, brothers Torgeir (Trond Fausa Aurvåg) and Roar Lien (Steinar Sagen), to help him hunt the predator. After killing the wolf and hiding its carcass mob style (by wrapping it in tarp, weighting down the body, and dropping it into an open fishing hole in an ice lake) the hunters hide in a cabin owned by Jan Johansen (Fridtjov Såheim), a local NAV worker with whom Johnny has developed a frictional relationship, and Johnny blackmails him with naked photos of underage girls Johnny took from the cabin.
The supervisor, who heard shots and saw the Lien brothers in the woods the night Johnny killed the wolf, reported them to the police. However, when Johnny's neighbour, police chief Laila Hovland (Anne Krigsvoll), and police officer Geir Tvedt (Kyrre Hellum) question the trio, the supervisor remembering Johnny's favor on the train - says he'd misidentified the Lien brothers; the hunters he saw must have been youth from Oslo.
Hovland and Tvedt become suspicious of Johnny when he opens his nightclub, the Flamingo. When the local biker gang attempts to start a war with Johnny, he hires them to deliver the club's alcohol supply. Johnny invests in an apartment complex and is promised his own penthouse. Eventually, Johnny is told the apartments are meant for families, and he is kicked out of the deal. Meanwhile, Geir edits a photo of Johnny to make him appear as a terrorist and presents it to Laila, who dismisses it. Geir is later suspended after he mistakes a toy gun Johnny is holding for a real one during a local ski race and interrupts the race to tackle him. Laila gifts Geir a trip to Graceland in Memphis to visit the home of his idol, Elvis. While stopped in New York, Geir learns that Johnny bears a similarity to vanished criminal Frank Tagliano and attempts to investigate.
In New York, Geir befriends a trans woman, who uses her knowledge of underworld hangouts to show Geir where he might collect information about Johnny. Aldo learns of Geir's appearance and sends hitman Robert Grasso (Tim Ahern) and Aldo's nephew Jerry (Greg Canestari) to interrogate Geir and find information regarding Frank's location. While being interrogated, Geir attacks his captors but is shot and killed in the struggle. When Aldo learns that Geir was from Lillehammer, he sends Robert and Jerry to Norway. Meanwhile, in Lillehammer, Johnny purchases a penthouse and invites Sigrid and Jonas to move in. When a mysterious beating occurs, Laila finds a connection between Johnny and the beating. Torgeir - who'd already remarked upon Johnny's unusual knowledge of guns, for a restaurant owner - informs Johnny of the hitmen and becomes curious about Johnny's true identity. When Torgeir later confronts Johnny, Johnny lies and says he is a CIA Agent wanted by the criminals from his past.
Eventually, Robert and Jerry kidnap Jonas, and Johnny gives chase through a nearby museum. Jonas manages to escape, and Robert kills Jerry. Johnny makes a deal with Robert, providing his ring as evidence for Aldo, in New York, that Johnny died in a mutually fatal shootout with Jerry. Laila discovers the two burying Jerry's body, but allows them to go after learning that Jerry was responsible for Geir's death. When Sigrid learns of Jonas' abduction, she breaks up with Johnny.
Eight months later, British thief Duncan Hammer (Paul Kaye) arrives in Lillehammer, looking to sell a Ferrari through car salesman Dag. However, Dag owes money to Johnny and his crew, which now includes the bikers and Jan. When Johnny and Torgeir capture Dag, Torgeir, Roar, Arne (Tommy Karlsen Sandum), and Roy, the leader of the biker gang, "borrow" the Ferrari and film themselves speeding across Lillehammer's longest bridge. On the way, they hit a moose and destroy the car. Jan learns that his old fling Randi (Henriette Steenstrup) is in charge of the refugee centre and blackmails her into selling Johnny a partnership in the centre, at one-tenth its market value. Johnny and Sigrid's twins are christened. When Duncan interrogates Dag about the gang's location, he corners Torgeir in the Flamingo. Before Duncan can kill them, Torgeir stabs him through the throat with a knitting needle, and the Flamingo gang hires Arne to dispose of the body.
Johnny relocates Indian IT employee Gareth to Lillehammer, to become his crew's hacker. African refugee Balotelli (Momodou Lamin Touray) is about to deported back to Africa, when Jan and Johnny intervene. They employ Balotelli as the Flamingo's head chef. Duncan's brother Tony (Tony Pitts) and uncle Terry (Alan Ford) arrive in Lillehammer to find Duncan. Eventually, Tony and Terry kidnap Roar, and hold him for ransom. Johnny and Torgeir lure the gangsters to an ice lake, where they rescue Roar and leave Tony and Terry to freeze to death.
Johnny wins Citizen of the Year, and Torgeir befriends local millionaire Lars Olafsen (Henrik Mestad). Lars becomes an investor in the Flamingo and convinces Johnny to fire Torgeir. Reluctantly, Johnny agrees and fires him. However, he later re-hires Torgeir and cuts Lars out of the club's future investments. Meanwhile, a bank robbery in Oslo results in the thieves' stealing files on Johnny's relocation. Laila moves to Oslo and becomes a successful writer[clarification needed]. She is replaced by Mette Hansen (Silje Torp Færavaag), who sleeps with Torgeir and leads a raid on the Flamingo. Johnny hires his old friend, criminal Thomas Aune (Kyrre Haugen Sydness), to help him track down the thieves.
Torgeir and Roar's mother, Belinda (Maylen Feragen), return home. Belinda begins dating Swedish gangster Stanley Olsson (Johannes Brost), who immediately proposes to her and makes Johnny his best man and Roar his toastmaster. Torgeir and Roar hold a bachelor party for Stanley at the club, but Stanley begins to mistreat the dancers. The brothers kick him out of the club and leave him to wander home by himself. The next morning, Torgeir and Roar learn Stanley had raped their neighbour's sheep. They tell Johnny, who has Stanley abducted and sent back to Sweden. During Jan's birthday party, Randi walks in and finds him flirting with the dancers. She leaves and files a report on the refugee centre and herself, causing it to close down.
The crew tracks down the thieves, only to learn that Thomas and his friend are working with them. Johnny's crew raids the thieves' hideout and takes the stolen items from the heist. Johnny gives the stolen jewelry to Hansen, who returns the items to the bank, becomes a national hero, and gets a promotion to Oslo. Johnny takes back his relocation file, but Thomas steals it and goes to New York, where he plans to sell it to Delucci. When a farmer owes money to Johnny, he promises Johnny's crew a reindeer herd. Johnny's crew plans to create an avalanche and collect insurance money, but Torgeir backs out because he did not want to harm the innocent animals, and the plan is ruined.
Johnny and Sigrid's twins begin at a local kindergarten, and Johnny begins to date their teacher, Tiril (Viktoria Winge). She suggests they race the reindeer herd down Lillehammer's main street. She says that relationships between teachers and parents are forbidden, so Johnny takes the twins out of the kindergarten. Johnny informs Lars of the idea, and they begin promoting the Reindeer Race. In New York, Robert learns of Thomas' presence, kills him, and hides the file from Delucci. Jan returns to the refugee centre and tells Randi to rescind the complaint report. Randi refuses, and Jan accidentally pushes her into a wall, killing her.
Having discovered Randi's body and suspecting Jan, Johnny meets with him to which a tearful Jan confesses. Johnny advises Jan to disappear somewhere that he couldn't possibly be found, prompting Jan to emigrate to Iraq through his connections. Robert appears in Lillehammer and tells Johnny to return to New York to kill Delucci. Johnny, Torgeir and Roar pose as Norwegian tour guides and attend a party held by Delucci in his restaurant. On the restaurant balcony, they corner Delucci and shoot him before pushing him off the balcony. They return to Lillehammer, and Torgeir wins the lead in a local tribute to Glee. Eight months later, the Reindeer Race is a success. Johnny and his friends watch from the Flamingo's rooftop and Johnny embraces his twin infants.
The third season premiered Friday, November 21, 2014, on Netflix.
The third season begins with Torgier and Roar visiting Rio de Janeiro in order for Roar to meet in person a woman he has met online. Roar falls head over heels for the beauteous dark-haired Alex(andra). The happy couple are about to be married in Rio when, back in Lillehammer, Johnny gazes out his window at a Norwegian holiday festival with costumed participants walking on the street below. A boy in a tiger costume is one of the participants. Johnny then glances up at a window across the way and spies a beautiful blonde girl dressed in a cheerleader costume. A man approaches her from behind in what appears to be the beginnings of a lovemaking session. Suddenly the man strikes the woman brutally.
Johnny runs downstairs from his apartment, sprints across the street, and attempts to enter the building where the violence is taking place. The glass front doors are locked, and a dismissive clerk inside mouths, "We're closed", through the glass. This does not stop Johnny. He breaks through the glass, grabs keys, and rushes up to the where the woman is being beaten. Johnny bursts into the room and drags the man off the blonde. A one-armed woman enters behind Johnny and promptly shoots him.
Shot and bleeding, Johnny staggers back down to the snow-covered street where he collapses. As he gazes up a huge tiger approaches him. He next awakens in a hospital bed. Back in Rio, Torgeir learns of this and tells Roar he will immediately return to Norway and can no longer serve as Best Man at the impeding nuptials. The bride's brother, Oscarito, will take his place. On the day of the wedding, which is to take place on a yacht, Oscarito - playing on his status as a future brother-in-law - requests Roar to "perform a small favor" for him. The favor is to transport two gym bags to the yacht. Overcoming his reluctance, Roar agrees to do so in order to win favor with his bride's brother. Unbeknownst to Roar, the bags contain cocaine. Both Roar and Oscarito are arrested and thrown into jail.
All of the above action takes place within about the first 15 minutes of Season 3 Episode 1. The plot this season revolves around these events and complications devolving from them. Additionally, Johnny's family background is explored in this season.
Steven Van Zandt as Frank Tagliano / Giovanni "Johnny" Henriksen (a character very similar to Silvio Dante the role Van Zandt played in The Sopranos.
Trond Fausa Aurvåg as Torgeir Lien, Giovanni's friend and business partner.
Steinar Sagen as Roar Lien, the local taxidriver; Torgeir's brother.
Marian Saastad Ottesen as Sigrid Haugli, Giovanni's friend and former love interest.
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson as Sigrid's son Jonas Haugli.
Fridtjov Såheim as the NAV worker Jan Johansen.
Anne Krigsvoll as the chief of police Laila Hovland
Tommy Karlsen Sandum as MC-Arne
Robert Skjærstad as Roy 'Fingern' Aass
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad as Dag Solstad
Finn Schau as Arve Østli
Kyrre Hellum as the police officer Geir "Elvis" Tvedt (season 1)
Øyvind Blomstrøm, bass guitarist in El Cuero and drummer Svein Åge Lillehamre of the Lucky Bullets, who appear as backing musicians for (Kyrre Hellum's) Elvis cover-band in multiple episodes (season 1)
Sven Nordin as the lawyer Julius Bakke (season 1)
Beate Eriksen as Arne's mother (season 1)
Jay Benedict as Agent Becker (season 1)
Ingrid Olava as herself, playing the piano at the Flamingo at the end of the first season finale (season 1)
Greg Canestrari as Jerry Delucci (season 1)
Thomas Grube as Aldo Delucci (season 1-2)
Tim Ahern as Robert Grasso (season 1-2)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness as Thomas Aune (season 1-2)
Henriette Steenstrup as Randi (season 2)
Pål Espen Kilstad as Trond (season 2)
Erik Madsen (season 2)
Amy Beth Hayes (season 2)
Amit Shah as Gareth, a Packard Bell call center employee, whom Frank hires to be his hacker (season 2)
Richard Skog as Odjobb, Frank's bodyguard (season 2)
Silje Torp as Mette Hansen (season 2)
Tony Pitts as Duncan's brother, Tony (season 2)
Alan Ford as Terence ("Terry"), a British gangster claiming to be from Scotland Yard (season 2-3)
Paul Kaye as Duncan Hammer (season 2-3)
Jakob Oftebro as Chris, the baby swimming instructor (season 2-3)
Maureen van Zandt as Ange, Frank's friend in New York (season 2-3)
Tony Sirico as Tony Tagliano, Frank's brother and church priest (season 2-3)
Bruce Springsteen as Giuseppe Tagliano, Frank's brother who's an undertaker and semi-retired hitman (season 3)
Rhys Coiro as Tommy Mangano (season 3)
Ida Elise Broch as Birgitte (season 3)
Maria Joana Chiappetta as Alex (season 3)
Michael Badalucco as Joey Salmone (season 3)
The first series was shot on location during 2011, with post-production finishing in November and originally intended to be aired on NRK1 on 1 January 2012. Because of a conflict between NRK1 and the producers about product placements, which were illegal under Norwegian law at the time of production, the Norwegian broadcast was put on hold. After a three-week delay, the series premiered in Norway on 25 January 2012. The series was commissioned by NRK1 from Norwegian Rubicon TV AS, in association with Netflix and German-owned distributor Red Arrow International.
The second season was filmed on location both in Norway and New York City during the first four months of 2013.
The eight-episode third season began filming in January 2014, with Netflix remaining the exclusive U.S. broadcaster. Season 3 was shot on location in Lillehammer, Lofoten and Oslo in Norway, New York City in the USA, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
As Rolling Stone reports: "Van Zandt is involved in nearly every element of Lilyhammer. In addition to starring in the show and co-writing it, he also worked on the music. 'There was no music budget the first season,' he says. 'Now that we have one, I put it all into licensing great songs. I did the whole score myself for free. I did it from my own studio. That's what I spent the last six months on.' "
Ook is er wat bewegend beeldmateriaal...
Voor die personen die geen Netflix hebben en toch willen kijken... Hier de torrent link:
Hier nog een paar prachtige momenten uit de serie:
Anyways, oordeel zelf en kijk de serie mocht je toe zijn aan wat nieuws, leuks en iets dat best vermakelijk is.
Hieronder kan het wat mij betreft verder... (mocht die behoefte er zijn lol )