Lil' Steven plays a mobster once again. This time he's a mobster who rats out his buddies to the FBI and he gets put into the witness protection program. He chooses to go to Lillehammer, Norway. Once there he gets involved with shady deals, Norwegian babes, and he runs afoul of a couple of Norwegian cops.
The best thing I can say about this fish out of water show is that the Norwegians who are in it are very good. The Americans, not so much. I recommend it only for the Norwegians and their beautiful country.
My favorite characters are Geoffrey, Richard, the ball busting American female exec in the first series, Anna, Oliver, Kate from the first series, Nahum, Sophie, Cyril, Frank, and Darren. My least favorite character is Ellen, in fact I detest her. I make it a point to root for older characters, especially older female characters, but I really can't stand Ellen.
I recommend this series highly for the story, the acting, the gentle comedy, the takes on Shakespeare, and the Canadian-ness of it all. It's very well done and if you're a recovering theatre nerd like I am, then you'll like it even more.