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ALEX BEAM

Netflix’s northern exposure

Streaming media provider aims to get people to turn off TVs and watch original shows like ‘Lilyhammer’ online

I have seen the future, and as always I find it a tad unsettling.

Netflix just launched its first original TV series, “Lilyhammer,’’ and I knew I had to watch it. It’s set in Norway; in fact it was made by Norwegians, for Norwegian television. Norwegians are always funny. I know - I married one. Guess what? She went to school in Lillehammer.

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