Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Welcome To Sweden"

There's a new TV show on Channel 4 in Sweden. It's about an American who travels to Sweden to live with his girlfriend. It's based on the true story of its writer and star, Greg Poehler.

It's common for English-language shows to be broadcast with subtitles, but this one is a bit different. Although it is a locally-produced show with a local cast, it is largely in English. This has allowed the show to be shown on the NBC network in the US this summer. (Greg's having a well-connected sister also helps, I think.)

There was a pertinent exchange in a recent episode. Greg is at the summer house of his new Swedish family, and the father is always busy working and building. Their conversation describes my life on Aspö perfectly :

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