Netflix producing it's own "TV Series"? No way!
yeah, apparently No Way is right. Local company sold the rights to Netflix.
Yep, the first Netflix series is called Lilyhammer.
It's the story of a well placed NYC mobster who survives a hit on himself (but loses his dog), decided to go state's evidence and gets relocated, as per his wishes, to Lillehammer, Norway (NOT Finland ya dumb American! ;). Hey, what can he say? It looked like a nice place when it hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1994.
Filmed on location in Norway, with Norwegian actors (the exception being our lead - Frank Tagliano played by Steven Van Zandt), this is actually a fun little series.
Alright, I've only watched the first episode so far, but I really do like what I see, and the next 7 episodes are waiting for me to watch them. Heck, the wife really enjoyed this too (after which I put her to sleep with Ironclad).
It's funny and witty with the fish out of water show of watching Frank trying to transition from NEW York to Norway. I suspect he's going to expect Norway to conform to him.
It's good watch, and I'm sure some decent plot hooks to be found for those GMs running games in the modern era.