NRK’s ‘Lilyhammer’ series continues its transmission journey ‘over there’ and is good for Republicans, a US reviewer states.
The write-up by American critic John Nolte describes Lilyhammer as being “an absolute breath of politically incorrect air”.
He says, “according to the show, the country of Norway is a Leftist’s wet dream. There’s national healthcare, and everything from hunting to building to creating a new business to getting a driver’s license is over-regulated to the point of absurdity.”
“Worse still, the men have mostly been emasculated into snivelling, helpless do-gooders who believe in “conflict resolution,” the church of trash separation, and accepting the unacceptable when it comes to bureaucratic rules.”
In the review, Mr Nolte praises the series for being fresh, funny and addictive, and is not surprised a second series has been commissioned.
He also refers to what he feels is Lilyhammer’s attitude towards Norwegian policies like national healthcare and other regulations.
“The entire premise of Lilyhammer is to mock, ridicule and undermine a nanny state that has all but destroyed human ingenuity and creativity”, Nolte writes in the blog on Big Hollywood.
Lilyhammer producer Lasse Hallberg told Aftenposten that criticism of Norway’s Left Wing was not the intention, however.
“We fell about laughing here in the office when we became aware of the review. I never imagined we would be embraced by the Tea Party Movement in this way."