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Pop's imported comedy 'Swedish Dicks' has a good heart but not enough laughs

Pop's imported comedy 'Swedish Dicks' has a good heart but not enough laughs

Things get lost in translation, they say, and we are sometimes the better for it. In the case of Pop's new "Swedish Dicks," a private-eye comedy set and filmed in Los Angeles and at the same time imported from Sweden, where it has already aired, one feels that an imperfect knowledge of the English language and the United States might improve the viewing experience, from the title forward.

That is to say, it might help to be Swedish, or just not American. I had no such advantage.

Peter Stormare, a Swedish actor who has appeared in myriad American movies and television series over many years — memorably, he was the killer in the original "Fargo" and the...

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