Welcome to Sweden

2014, TV Show

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VIDEO: Welcome To Sweden

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Welcome To Sweden
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Length: 04:07
Posted: 7/23/2014

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. 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 Mansson), 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. watch

VIDEO: Illeana Douglas Interview

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Illeana Douglas Interview
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Length: 08:15
Posted: 7/23/2014

Guest star Illeana Douglas talks Welcome to Sweden. watch

VIDEO: Welcome To Sweden: The Family

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Welcome To Sweden: The Family
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Length: 01:32
Posted: 7/23/2014

The family is sitting around the table eating while Bruce tells them a little about himself. watch

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Welcome to Sweden Exclusive Video: Bruce Commits the Ultimate Swedish Taboo!

As if not being tall wasn't bad enough, on Thursday's Welcome to Sweden, Bruce (Greg Poehler) commits an even bigger Swedish faux pas.

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How Welcome to Sweden Went from a Pipe Dream to Your New Favorite Show

Following in an older sibling's footsteps can be daunting, but thank God Greg Poehler had the balls to try or else we never would have gotten to see the refreshing and hilarious new comedy Welcome to Sweden.

The semi-autobiographical series, which premieres on Thursday at 9/8c on NBC and is already a hit (and renewed!) in Sweden, is based on Poehler's experiences leaving his high-powered job in New York and moving to Stockholm to be with the love of his life.

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Premiered: July 10, 2014, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Comedy series following Bruce Evans, a celebrity accountant who moves to Sweden with his girlfriend, Emma, who is pursuing a prestigious banking position. Moving halfway around the world presents a series of unique adjustments for Bruce as he struggles to make friends and get to know Emma's family.

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