Lilyhammer's Libertarian Streak

After watching three seasons of Lilyhammer one thing is apparent.

The show's relentless negative characterization of civil servants in Norway. Behind the neat story lines, great acting and writing, the commentary of Norway's eroding welfare state is never too far behind mostly pushed through Jan Johansen - a corrupt, sadistic, sexual deviant with no friends dedicated to the ideals of the Norwegian welfare state - as well as minor characters like the aloof, non-confrontational, incompetent and lazy Police Chief.

In fact, it's perhaps the most the show that overtly questions bluntly the state of welfare I've seen on television. 

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