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Welcome to Sweden

"Welcome to Sweden" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC

I really wanted to like this show, but it's not that funny.

Amy Poehler's brother, Greg, stars as Bruce, an accountant in New York who quits his job and moves to Sweden to live with his girlfriend (apparently Greg did this in real life, too). The characters are lovable and quirky, but quirky is not enough to carry a comedy.

Greg and his girlfriend, Emma, are gorgeous, even though they try to make him seem a little bit of a nebbish. All of her relatives are a bit crazy. Her apartment is not ready yet, so they have to stay with her parents. She has one brother who sponges off their parents and never keeps a steady job. They all drink a lot.

Many comedians are featured in the shows, including Will Farrell. The writing just needs to be better. The only part that I thought was funny, and you could see the joke coming a mile away, was when Greg pretended to be Canadian in his Swedish language class because a fellow classmate from Iraq talked about how much he hates Americans for ruining his life, and his country. (Any liberal who traveled outside of the U.S. during George W. Bush's reign can sympathize with that idea).

If you like fun characters and don't really care about jokes, then this is the sitcom for you.

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