• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 6, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 8, 2012
    60
    Lilyhammer is an odd little series with potential.
  2. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Feb 8, 2012
    70
    I wouldn't say Lilyhammer is worth signing up for Netflix to see, but if you're already paying for it and you like Van Zandt--and Norwegian knits--it's certainly worth a look.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Feb 8, 2012
    70
    The Norwegians are the foreigners here, and Norway the foreign land. But that remoteness is part of the show's appeal.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Feb 13, 2012
    67
    Lilyhammer splits the difference between lightness and the dark. [17 Feb 2012, p.63]
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Feb 8, 2012
    50
    It tries to combine elements of American mob stories and Scandinavian mysteries, seasoned with frequent overt references to "The Sopranos," but the mixture is pretty flat in the first episode.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Apr 16, 2012
    10
    For the most watched show on TV in Norwegian history, Lilyhammer has terrific writing and a gorgeous cast which is pleasantly Juxtaposed by Van Zandts mafioso character. I really enjoyed the fresh idea and hope to see more great original entertainment from netflix in the future. Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2012
    10
    Without repeating what others may have already stated - This is a refreshingly new series that dares to take a step beyond the predictably ordinary. And it is set in a completely different location than what is typically ordinary. Character development is excellent with new and interesting faces. Netflix deserves recognition for giving something new a try. Its working!! I can't wait for season 2. Full Review »
  3. Feb 9, 2012
    10
    Loved the story and cast. Cant wait for season 2 but wish Van Zandt had better posture and more than 2 facial expressions. Has he had neck surgery that prevents head turn? Full Review »