I'm working my way through a re-watch of season 2 and I like it as much or even a bit more than season 1.
I thought it was interesting that they both followed a kind of three act progression (Season 1: Frank acclimating to Norway, Geir thinking Frank is a terrorist, the Mafia finding Frank in Lilyhammer; Season 2: The British Gangsters, the Bieber-Heist and then finally closing out the Mafia storyline).
I was glad to see that Arne and Roy of the Angry Polar Bear Motorcycle Club were still around. Arne, as adorkable as ever and Roy with his slipped disc and "rehab".
I was somewhat disappointed that most of the female characters don't really get to do much, with the exception of the new Chief of Police (and I'll miss Laila who seems to have been shuffled off to be an author). Everyone else is really only around as someone's significant other or mom, which is disappointing. Hell, even the girl twin (who's name I can't remember. Bjorg?) doesn't get nearly as much to do as her brother. Though this isn't surprising for a "gangster" show.
Speaking of women, I really didn't like the Jan/Randi storyline. Jan has always been really creep-tastic and fairly incompetent and due to Frank's connections, mostly gets aways with (accidentally) killing Randi. Sure, he has to leave the country, but we don't actually get to see any real consequences for him. And poor Randi, who actually was a decent person and interesting character, gets bumped off so that Jan can have angst.
What ever happened to Sigrid's older son? He was pretty prominent in season 1, almost an adoptive son to Frank, but was nowhere to be seen this season, not even at the twin's baptism. Did I miss a line where he's discussed being off living with his dad or something?
Edited by PostModem, Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:07 PM.