Today's Feature Presentation - The Net Series



The Net Series - An emerging route for Writers:

Today we look at one of the first series to follow the Netflix path - Lilyhammer.

First, here's Meta Critic - a sampling of press - reviews mainly.

http://www.metacritic.com/tv/lilyhammer


Here's the Wiki intro.

Lilyhammer is a Norwegian television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a fictional New York gangster, Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano, trying to start a new life in isolated Lillehammer in Norway.
The first season premiered on Norwegian NRK1 on 25 January 2012 with a record audience of 998,000 viewers (one fifth of Norway's population), and premiered on Netflix in North America on 6 February 2012, with all eight episodes being available in full for streaming on the service.
 Lilyhammer is the first original series by Netflix. The spelling of the series title alludes to Lily—Tagliano's dog—killed in an attempt on Tagliano's life, and the way some anglophones mispronounce the name of the town.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/12/12/steve-van-zandt-a-fish-out-of-water-in-lilyhammer


Is an interview about the show. It gives a good overview of the emerging Internet series. So I'm moving this well up in the list of routes to consider. This is where TV will go to be re-born.

Track down some episodes. Worth seeing, and notice how very local this is, and how small a cast is creating a full world. This is a route in TV that places value on the idea; the script.

http://www.netflix.com