For some light-hearted comedy with a mix of American-Norwegian culture melting, you should watch Lilyhammer. My only complaint is the acting by the New York "actors" in the last couple of episodes. The lady who played Johnny's ex couldn't act her way out of a paper bag. The Norwegian crew, however, is top notch.
My favorite character is Torgeir, the bumbling lieutenant played by Trond Fausa Aurvag. Had anyone else worn a trucker hat that said "I Heart Girls" for an entire season, I would think they were douchey. But for Torgeir, it's actually quite endearing.