Welcome to Sweden

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (5,756)

Welcome to Sweden is a comedy television series that originally aired on NBC from 2014 to 2015. The show is created by Greg Poehler, who also stars in the lead role as a successful New York City accountant named Bruce Evans. The other main cast members include Josephine Bornebusch as Emma Wiik, Bruce's Swedish girlfriend, Lena Olin as Viveka Wiik, Emma's mother, and Claes MÃ¥nsson as Birger Wiik, Emma's father.

The premise of the show revolves around Bruce's decision to leave his life in New York behind and move to Sweden with Emma, where he must navigate and adapt to Swedish culture and customs. The show's humor comes from the cultural differences and the fish out of water experiences that Bruce faces in Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden is shot in both Swedish and English, adding to the authenticity of the show and its representation of cultural diversity. The show features a mix of Swedish and American actors, with many recognizable faces from both countries making guest appearances throughout the series.

One of the show's strengths is its portrayal of Sweden as a beautiful and modern country, with stunning landscapes and architecture. The show does not rely on stereotypes or caricatures of a specific culture, instead focusing on the similarities and differences between people from two different worlds.

The relationship between Bruce and Emma is a central focus of the series. The couple faces many challenges, including cultural and language barriers, as well as disapproving family members. Despite these obstacles, the two are determined to make their relationship work and build a life together in Sweden.

The show's supporting cast also adds depth and humor to the series. Viveka, Emma's mother, is a successful lawyer who is fiercely protective of her family and not afraid to speak her mind. Birger, Emma's father, is a retiree who enjoys his hobbies and tends to avoid conflict. These two characters provide a contrast in personality and outlook on life that add to the dynamic of the show.

Welcome to Sweden has many comedic moments throughout each episode, but it also touches on more serious themes such as family, relationships, and cultural identity. The show successfully balances the laughs with the emotional moments, creating a well-rounded viewing experience.

Overall, Welcome to Sweden is an enjoyable and entertaining show that offers a fresh and unique perspective on cultural differences and relationships. The show's well-developed characters, along with its blend of Swedish and American culture, make it a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and a heartwarming story.

Welcome to Sweden is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2014.

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Sexy Dancing/Bröllopet
10. Sexy Dancing/Bröllopet
August 5, 2015
Emma has everyone dance down the aisle at her and Bruce's wedding however she takes her part a little too far.
Little Brucie/Fästman
9. Little Brucie/Fästman
August 5, 2015
Bruce and Emma argue over the details of their wedding, leading them to question their compatibility.
Drug Deal/Sjukskriven
8. Drug Deal/Sjukskriven
August 5, 2015
Bruce and Gustaf try to find marijuana for Amy Poehler, who's in town for a speaking engagement.
Hitting the WallMr Bajskorv
7. Hitting the WallMr Bajskorv
August 5, 2015
Bruce has a hard time overcoming the language barrier when he's tasked with coaching a local kids' basketball team.
Swedish Bachelor PartySvensexa
6. Swedish Bachelor PartySvensexa
August 5, 2015
Bruce and Emma are taken by surprise when their friends throw them outrageous bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Swedish Bachelor Party / Svensexa
6. Swedish Bachelor Party / Svensexa
August 2, 2015
Bruce and Emma are thrown surprise bachelor and bachelorette parties.
American ClubJag lskar Dig
5. American ClubJag lskar Dig
August 5, 2015
Bruce befriends another American who moved to Stockholm for love when Gustaf brings him to the American Club.
American Club / Jag Älskar Dig
5. American Club / Jag Älskar Dig
August 2, 2015
Bruce and Gustaf visit a club for Americans, and Bruce makes a special friend.
Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk
4. Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk
July 26, 2015
Bruce's parents visit and stir things up when they offer to pay for the wedding - on one condition - if it's held in the U.S.
Scrapbook / Skidresa
3. Scrapbook / Skidresa
July 26, 2015
Bruce tries to survive on Emma's annual family ski trip.
Searching for Bergman  Ljuden
2. Searching for Bergman Ljuden
July 19, 2015
After being dubbed "the guy" to show American celebrities around Stockholm, Bruce must impress Jason Priestley or risk losing his newfound status.
Searching for Bergman
2. Searching for Bergman
July 19, 2015
After receiving the status as "the guy" to show American celebrities around Stockholm, Bruce works hard to impress Jason Priestley.
Flash Mob
1. Flash Mob
July 19, 2015
In the second season premiere, Bruce asks Emma's parents for their blessing as he prepares to propose to Emma. Gustaf runs away from home; Amy Poehler imagines Bruce as "the guy" in Stockholm.
Where to Watch Welcome to Sweden
Welcome to Sweden is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Welcome to Sweden on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 10, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (5,756)