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New York City accountant Bruce moves to Sweden after falling in love with a Swedish woman.
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Series cast summary:
Greg Poehler ...  Bruce Evans 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Josephine Bornebusch ...  Emma Wiik 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Lena Olin ...  Viveka Börjesson 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Claes Månsson ...  Birger Wiik 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Christopher Wagelin ...  Gustaf Wiik 18 episodes, 2014-2015
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New York City accountant Bruce moves to Sweden after falling in love with a Swedish woman.

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Love is universal. The rest is lost in translation.

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Greg Poehler has said in an interview that the early scene where Bruce refuses homemade cinnamon buns, and is surprised by the shock of Emma's family is based on a true story. He claimed that he has later forced himself to tolerate cinnamon after moving to Sweden, and that he has been forgiven by his mother-in-law. See more »

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Lead Character Spoils it All
2 August 2014 | by inikolaiSee all my reviews

The show could have been so much more, but Greg's awful acting, horribly played-out sad-sack role could have been given so much more depth if it were played by another actor. Any other actor.

The show does play hard on the cultural discontinuities between life in the US and life in Sweden, striking up *every single* possible stereotype (and I've got no problem with that), to the exclusion of other location-agnostic jokes that might be a good fit for that specific situation. The show's writers obviously suffer from a strong lack of creativity or have been specifically told to keep the topic on Sweden. All the time. Yawn.

What would really help take this show into a second season (or at least to the end of this season before being canceled) is if the writers added a little more depth to his wife's character and showed us more of the parents (who seem like engaging actors taking on roles that beg more exploration). I can honestly say that all 5 points that I've awarded this show go firmly to the actors who play the family of Josephine Bornebusch. Hopefully one of the Poehlers is reading this.


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