TV Review: Welcome To Sweden is more Swedish, still welcoming in season 2

Welcome To Sweden was last summer’s sweetest surprise. Greg Poehler, brother of infallible Amy, tried his own hand at a sitcom by translating his real-life experiences of following his future wife from the United States to Sweden, chronicling his problems with the cultural differences between the two countries. As Bruce, Poehler walked through the first season in a befuddled haze but resolved to stay and make it work to be with his girlfriend Emma (Josephine Bornebusch). The second season is as lovely to watch as the first, but it smartly dampens Bruce’s cultural tone deafness and expands the scope of the series to focus more on Emma and her family. While Bruce is still Welcome To Sweden‘s center, Bornebusch emerges on equal footing with her co-star.

“I’m just going to come out and say it,” Bruce says to Emma’s father Birger (Claes Månsson) to start …

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