Lilyhammer Official Season 1 Thread

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  1. Jan 4, 2012 #1 of 70
    aadam101

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    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/04/netflix-queues-s1-of-its-original-production-lilyhammer-for-st/


    Well this is certainly interesting. Netflix has a new original series and it plans to simply release the entire season all at once. It stars Steve Van Zandt (from the Sopranos).

    I will watch because the premise sounds interesting but the fact that this is a pretty new model for TV viewing intrigues me.

    It will be released on February 6th.
     
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    tiams

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    By "released" do you mean on DVD or streaming?
     
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    Streaming.
     
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    aadam101

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    It's streaming only. That's the biggest reason I want to watch. This is the first "big" streaming only show. Netflix is well on it's way to becoming a network. It also has "House of Cards" in the works and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!!!!!!!

    It will also be interesting to see if there becomes a demand for DVD or a need for Netflix to license the show to other providers (Amazon or Hulu.......very unlikely for Hulu but I could see them selling individual episodes on Amazon)
     
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    USAFSSO

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    Kinda early to start a season thread isn't it? The premier is a month away. Kinda tells you how crappy current tv is i guess.
     
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    aadam101

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    We started an American Horror Story Season 2 thread and that is at least a year away. I figured a lot of people may not know about this show so I decided to start a thread early.
     
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    sieglinde

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    I would not have known about it without this thread. Thank you. Have it set on Netflix.
     
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    Hoffer

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    Interesting thing is you can only add it to your DVD queue right now. It will never come to DVD. Well, maybe never is a strong word.

    I just happened to hear about this show the other day on a podcast and thought it sounded interesting.
     
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    sieglinde

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    Right. But I figure when the date comes it will go to my "save" list and say play beside the episodes. :)
     
  10. USAFSSO

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    I understand. didn't want to come off as the thread police. My point was how current TV sucks and how people will be going to these series on the internet. Will be interesting how this will work. Will they release it all at one time or will it be released an episode a week at a time. This has been the discussion with the upcoming "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" in the next year or so.

    We may need to start a new category "Now Playing - Streaming Talk". I only say this for the fact that we usually watch a whole season in one or two sessions.
     
  11. midas

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    Really looking forward to this. Netflix now has the trailer up and it looks great.
     
  12. aadam101

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    I completely see your point. I don't know how this will work. I don't think any show has ever just released a whole season all at once for it's first "airing". This is new territory. I like the model and for that reason hope the show does well. That is why I posted a thread about it as soon as I heard about it. I don't think it's gotten much press. I heard a lot about House of Cards and Arrested Development but I don't recall hearing anything about this until just recently.

    Given it stars one of the stars of The Sopranos I thought it would have gotten a little attention in the media. I wonder if they sent out pilots to be previewed like a regular show. I'm guessing no.
     
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    I've seen Van Zandt all over the place promoting this in the last week or so, even on The View.
     
  14. aadam101

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    I don't really watch those shows so I didn't know. I'm glad the show is getting some promotion. I'm very interested to see how this whole thing plays out.
     
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    I'll watch it just if for nothing else to support a distribution system which doesn't involve these stupid networks and cable companies.
     
  16. aadam101

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. This show does look like something I would watch but I was prepared to watch any Netflix original series even if it wasn't something I would normally watch. Netflix needs for this to be a hit.
     
  17. Hoffer

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    Van Zandt was on Howard Stern last week. I think he said that he's the only person that speaks English on the show. Not sure if this was mentioned in this thread. That everyone else on the show is subtitled.

    I hate reading. :)
     
  18. USAFSSO

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    Looks like all the episodes were posted at the same time.
     
  19. aadam101

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    I assume these shows are pretty much anything goes as they don't have any FCC restrictions. Correct?
     
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    I don't have streaming, just discs by mail and it is still in my saved section.
     

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