Welcome to Sweden

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2014
Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch, Swedish hit drama "Solsidan") seem to be the perfect couple. He is a successful money manager to the stars, living his life in New York with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and adores. read more
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Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch, Swedish hit drama "Solsidan") seem to be the perfect couple. He is a successful money manager to the stars, living his life in New York 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. So when she makes the life-changing decision to move back to her native Stockholm to accept a prestigious banking job after being with Bruce for a year, she is surprised and thrilled that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life together. Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step. With no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, Bruce is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents. The most notable one is how to win over Emma's strange and very Swedish family, starting with her parents, Viveka (Lena Olin, "Chocolat") and Birger (Claes Månsson), whom they move in with. Viveka, who is a therapist, dearly loves her family but has difficulty showing it, especially to Emma, and much to Bruce's dismay, she harbors a dislike for him from day one. Birger, a retired sea captain, is a typical Swede - tall, kind and silent. Since his spoken English isn't very sharp, it only adds to the communication barriers. Emma's younger brother, Gustav (Christopher Wagelin), is a 28-year old mega-slacker who, for some reason, can do no wrong in his mother's eyes. Bengt (Per Svensson), Birger's younger brother, is an American-adoring rockabilly type who seems to live his life through Hollywood movies. As for Bruce's family, his dad, Wayne (Patrick Duffy, "Dallas"), is conservative by nature and resides in a small Midwestern town. Like Wayne, Bruce's adoring mother, Nancy (Illeana Douglas, "Grace of My Heart"), wants nothing but the best for her son, but has no understanding whatsoever of his decision to leave his happy life in New York.

Original Release

03/21/2014 on NBC

US Release

07/10/2014

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Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Flash Mob/Frieriet Wednesday, 01 April 2015
2 Searching for Bergman/Ljuden Wednesday, 08 April 2015
3 Scrapbook/Skidresa Wednesday, 15 April 2015
4 Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk Wednesday, 22 April 2015
5 American Club/Jag Alskar Dig Wednesday, 29 April 2015
6 Swedish Bachelor Party/Svensexa Wednesday, 13 May 2015
7 Hitting the Wall/Mr. Bajskorv Wednesday, 20 May 2015
8 Drug Deal/Sjukskriven Wednesday, 27 May 2015
9 Little Brucie/Fästman Wednesday, 03 June 2015
10 Sexy Dancing/Bröllopet Wednesday, 03 June 2015
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Directors

Carl Åstrand, Staffan Lindberg, Ulf Kvensler, Lisa James Larsson

Writers

Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Peter Arrhenius, Niclas Carlsson, Jesper Harrie, Martin Soneby, Ulf Kvensler, Bente Danielsson, David Sundin

Creators

Greg Poehler

Cast

Producers

Amy Poehler Executive Producer
Fredrik Arefalk Executive Producer
Carrie Stein Executive Producer
Greg Poehler Executive Producer
Lisa Dahlberg Executive Producer
Jessica Ericstam Executive Producer
Iréne Lindblad Executive Producer
Josephine Bornebusch Executive Producer
Felix Herngren Executive Producer
Pontus Edgren Executive Producer
Josephine Bornebusch Producer
Fredrik Arefalk Producer
Greg Poehler Producer
Carrie Stein Producer
Amy Poehler Producer
Lisa Dahlberg Producer
Johanna Bergenstråhle Producer
Benjamin Thuresson Producer
Jessica Ericstam Producer
Anna Knochenhauer Producer
Pontus Edgren Producer
Eleonor Sager Producer
Felix Herngren Producer
Michael J. Cargill Producer

Editors

Henrik Källberg, Theo Lindberg, Fredrik Nordenson, Joakim Tessert-Ekström, Emil Nikkhah, Mattias Morheden, David Nordén

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