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TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'
TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'

 "Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family." Loosely based on creator Greg Poehler’s life, the story follows Bruce (Poehler), a well-meaning, slightly goofy accountant who quits his job and follows his Swedish girlfriend, Emma, (Josephine Bornebusch, who is also a co-writer) to her homeland. There he makes all manner of mildly mortifying mistakes in scenarios that send up the cultural tics of both nations (Swedes are reserved, Americans over-friendly) while more carefully exploring the nature of love. That it is...

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