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Bonus Family 

Bonusfamiljen (original title)
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A drama series exploring the complexities of relationships in modern family life
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Vera Vitali ...  Lisa 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Erik Johansson Erik Johansson ...  Patrik 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Petra Mede ...  Katja 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Fredrik Hallgren ...  Martin 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Frank Dorsin Frank Dorsin ...  Eddie 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Amanda Lindh Amanda Lindh ...  Bianca 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Jacob Lundqvist Jacob Lundqvist ...  William / ... 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Marianne Mörck Marianne Mörck ...  Birgitta / ... 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Ann Petrén ...  Ylva 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Johan Ulveson ...  Jan 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Leo Razzak Leo Razzak ...  Sebbe / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Niklas Engdahl ...  Henrik 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Barbro Svensson ...  Gugge 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Martin Luuk ...  Filip / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2018
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A drama series exploring the complexities of relationships in modern family life

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

30 January 2017 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonus Family See more »

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FLX See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Great depiction of modern family life in Sweden/Europe

I binge watched most of the three series on Netflix. The series shows a couple, their exes and the children from their respective relationships. The newly gained children or parents are not called stepson or stepmother, but bonus-son or bonus-mother. Other than this politically correct streak, any issue that might arise in these circumstances comes round: a child with ADHD, adolescent moods, exes still being in love, grandparents barging in etc. And these are dealt with in a modern way, i.e. not judgemental, but also not always very efficient. I loved the realistic display or people changing their mind on both rational (not often) and emotional grounds as well as the unlikely couples (as in life): the 'anally retentive' math teacher with the liberal, artsy mother; the career-wise not very successful man, still living in with this mother, getting the most balanced wife (with a complicated family) and the rather spoilt children growing up and dealing with/exploiting their having to live (part of the time) with all their parents and their bonus siblings. And last but not least, the peculiar therapists couple that is called for frequently. The negative reviews you might encounter here, to me demonstrate that the show is so realistic that some people start to criticise the characters' actions (as morally or otherwise corrupt). Especially after the cliff hanger of the third season, I hope Netflix will commission the fourth series. I will certainly watch it.


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