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Welcome to Sweden

Welcome to Sweden TV show on NBCNetwork: NBC
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 10, 2014 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin, Claes Månsson, Christopher Wagelin, Per Svensson, Patrick Duffy, and Illeana Douglas.

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TV show description:
Based on events in the life of Greg Poehler, this comedy TV show revolves around Bruce Evans (Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch), seemingly the perfect couple. He’s a successful money manager to the stars in New York. He lives with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and adores. A rare combination of intelligent, funny, kind and beautiful, Emma believes she has finally found her true soul mate in Bruce.

After being with him a year, she makes the life-changing decision to move back to her native Stockholm to accept a prestigious banking job. She’s surprised and thrilled that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life together.

With no job, friends or any real clue about what he is getting himself into, Bruce is quick to face many unique challenges and culture clashes. The most notable one is how to win over Emma’s strange and very Swedish family.

They move in with her parents — Viveka (Lena Olin) and Birger (Claes Månsson). Viveka is a therapist who dearly loves her family but has difficulty showing it — especially to Emma. She also takes an instant dislike Bruce. Birger is a retired sea captain and is a typical Swede — tall, kind and silent. He doesn’t speak much English which only adds to the communication barriers.

Emma’s younger brother is Gustav (Christopher Wagelin), a 28-year old mega-slacker who can do no wrong in his mother’s eyes. Birger’s younger brother is Bengt (Per Svensson), an American-adoring rockabilly type who seems to live his life through Hollywood movies.

Bruce’s parents are Wayne (Patrick Duffy) and Nancy (Illeana Douglas). Wayne is conservative by nature and resides in a small Midwestern town. Nancy wants nothing but the best for her son, but can’t comprehend his decision to leave his happy life in New York.

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Welcome to Sweden TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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DAN October 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The best thing NBC could do is to renew the show NOW!!!!. It is remarkably funny, intelligent and insightful into a culture I knew little of. Greg P is just as funny (maybe more funnier) than the Sis.



Elijah Waters October 13, 2014 at 12:08 am

This shows writing is quite good. Funny & romantic, it alows
People to see what it’s like to actually put the one whom you
Love first . Offering lots of humorous situations between our
two different cultures . No one can feel offended. All of this this
with a fair amount of wit in the dialog. If this show doesn’t make
it, it will be no fault of the cast, or crew. But rather the people
at the network . They just don’t seem to know how to promote
much other than crime shows . I wish all the people @ this show
great success ! It’s one of the few shows I enjoy .

As for what else I have liked. Well that would be Frasier, Home Improvement , Big Bang Theory,. As well as the new Show Blackish.
On the serious side of things: Breaking Bad, Vikings, & Game of Thrones.
Thank you for your time ,
Mr. Waters


lena Roina October 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I love this show! Please keep it. I am from Sweden and married to an American man. Me and my husband think this show is hilarious. It is also so nice to see that they filmed it in Stockholm where I grow up. I really like how they joke about us Swedes and how serious we can be. I have to admit that it’s true! We are kind of weird sometimes. But to my defense I must say we are very honest and nice people.


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