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Hail 'Welcome to Sweden,' despair for 'Working the Engels'

Hail 'Welcome to Sweden,' despair for 'Working the Engels'

With back to back debuts of two Thursday night comedies — "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" — NBC offers up a near-perfect definition of the term "from the sublime to the ridiculous."

Created by Greg Poehler and executive produced by sister Amy, "Welcome to Sweden" is the best thing to happen to broadcast-network comedy since "Modern Family." Sweet, smart and quickly addictive, it's a classic cross-cultural romantic comedy with top notes of satire, but a brave and true heart.

It is also shot in Sweden and often conducted in Swedish, with subtitles. So a Swedish comedy with subtitles and two Poehlers — American...

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