TV Club: Welcome To Sweden: “Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk”

Whereas the discomfort in “Scrapbook/Skidresa” reads as one-sided, its follow-up, “Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk” is the first episode of season two to really lean into Welcome To Sweden‘s knack for discomfort comedy. Naturally, the second coming of Nancy and Wayne brings a lot of dysfunction to the table. There’s a darkness to Welcome To Sweden that’s not always at the surface. “Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk” deep-dives into that darkness with its rather grim outlook on relationships, building on what Viveka and Birgir dig up on the ski trip last episode.

Overall, it’s a pretty funny episode that relies on a very simple setup to sell most of the humor. Bruce’s parents want to fund Bruce and Emma’s wedding, but only if they get married in the States. Bruce warns Emma that his parents always have a way of getting what they want, setting up the …

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