This is a mob series that is the anti-Sopranos. Funny since Stevie Van Zandt acted in both series. In the Sopranos he had a supporting role in this one he is the big kahuna. The premise is a mobster who has to go into witness protection asks to be relocated to Lillehammer, Norway because he remembers liking a television spot he saw of it during the winter Olympics that took place there. The New York City mob boss is a little out of his element in the relatively small town of Lillehammer. He is not the only one a little confused as the residents of the town really don’t know what to think of Frank either. Soon enough though the fish out of water is trying his hand at controlling the crime scene in Lillehammer with law enforcement there beginning to wonder about his involvement.
Episode 1: Reality Check: Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano (played by Steven Van Zandt) is forced to testify against his mob boss. This leads to him needing to become part of the witness protection program.
Episode 2: The Flamingo: Frank is now relocated to Lillehammer, Norway and assumes the identity of Giovani Henrikson. After getting the lay of the land he works on getting some staff for his nightclub.
Episode 3: Guantanamo Blues: During a routine check it is discovered that Frank/Giovani does not have a legal driver’s license. Of course, he is not going to go about the legit way to get one.
Episode 4: The Midwife: Not to his delight Frank/Giovani goes with Sigrid (played by Marian Saastad Ottesen) to her first prenatal exam. It is just too much for him when the midwife turns out to be a guy.
Episode 5: My Kind of Town: A man free on bail gives Frank/Giovani the idea to launder his money through buying art. Geir Tordt (played by Kyrre Hellum) decides to investigate in New York who Giovani really is.
Episode 6: Pack Your Lederhosen: Frank/Giovani is very happy about his new penthouse. That is until he learns that living there comes with some strings.
Episode 7: The Babysitter: People that are after Frank/Giovani end up beating up his doorman, Arne (played by Tommy Karlsen). His investigation into who is after him is deterred by the fact that he has to babysit.
Episode 8: Trolls: The mafia has kidnapped Jonas (played by Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson). Frank/Giovani pairs up with Geir in order to find the boy before Sigrid discovers him missing.
Special Features: Concept Art, Outtakes, The Making of the Theme