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Old 09-12-2014, 11:51 PM   #61
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I must be watching a different show. It's a blast! I have a 1/2 Swedish family down the street, who rarely watch TV, and they like it a lot.

The cameos have been fun, the locations refreshing (why can't American sitcoms shoot the show where the narrative is set in?), and the actors top-notch. Lena Olin? Great. And subtitles? I don't see anyone complaining about 'The Bridge'. Maybe if there were more guns, blood and violence, then subtitles would be ok?
I wish we got even more shows from Canada, England, Sweden, etc., instead of what we're continually fed in this staid, predictable sitcom-wasteland.

And the ABBA episode, while obvious and predictable....that outfit...bwahahaha.
I'd sooo take this over The Millers, Mom, Two Broke Girls and whatever other, moronic, fart-joke, grade four English trash Hollywood force-feeds us every freakin' year.

Now, I've got some subtitled episodes of 'Wallander' to catch up on.

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:07 AM   #62
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.....Interesting thing about the Swedish version is that they dropped one S Bomb and two F Bombs in the episode.
Every country in the western world but the US regularly has swearing in television shows. It's how adults (and some children) talk. I'm amazed that we have dropped so far behind the times when compared to the rest of the world. 'Hey mom, Beaver's home!'
It's like like we're still back there. Sure, PAY television is laced with swearing, but in other lands, swearing is normal on free, OTA TV.
Maybe one day....

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #63
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Every country in the western world but the US regularly has swearing...but in other lands, swearing is normal on free, OTA TV.
Maybe one day....
Trying to follow your point here, either with respect to this thread in or in general.

Is your argument that "swearing" makes for better television?

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Old 09-13-2014, 02:05 PM   #64
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Trying to follow your point here, either with respect to this thread in or in general.

Is your argument that "swearing" makes for better television?
It can certainly result in more realistic dialogue...

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Old 09-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #65
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Trying to follow your point here, either with respect to this thread in or in general.

Is your argument that "swearing" makes for better television?
It did for Deadwood. :-)

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Old 09-14-2014, 08:55 AM   #66
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I always say that any good writer can write compelling TV without any type of restrictions. It takes a very talented writer to write something compelling knowing they can't throw in a million F-Bombs and nudity.

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Old 09-14-2014, 01:49 PM   #67
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So you want to restrict the amount of compelling TV available? Is that because you have something better to do with your time?

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Old 09-14-2014, 11:35 PM   #68
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It can certainly result in more realistic dialogue...
Precisely. And swearing shouldn't be associated with an intellectual level, group, etc. I bet some doozies let loose in congress. Welcome To Sweden is an adult show for adults. It would be great if adults didn't have to pay for premium channels to watch shows which reflect their mannerisms, which occasionally, include some colorful metaphors.
And yes, the 'odd' swear word makes better adult programs.
If kids watched five minutes of this show they'd be bored stiff. Good. Let us have our shows too.
Maybe next season they should do what they do with The Bridge: run it at 1:00am, and we can DVR it, uncut

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Old 09-14-2014, 11:41 PM   #69
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Trying to follow your point here, either with respect to this thread in or in general.

Is your argument that "swearing" makes for better television?
At times, yes. And it makes for adult television. We deserve shows which reflect us, and us alone. And they deserve to be on free television. Sticks and stones, right?

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:22 PM   #70
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Every country in the western world but the US regularly has swearing in television shows. It's how adults (and some children) talk. I'm amazed that we have dropped so far behind the times when compared to the rest of the world. 'Hey mom, Beaver's home!'
It's like like we're still back there. Sure, PAY television is laced with swearing, but in other lands, swearing is normal on free, OTA TV.
Maybe one day....
I suspect we're not very far from that. The 's' word is now common on "basic cable" shows (which are not covered by the FCC, but typically follow _approximately_ the same conventions as OTA TV). OTA stations still use a bunch of words that they didn't just a few years ago, like d-bag and calling someone a 'd' etc..

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Old 09-15-2014, 11:27 PM   #71
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Maybe next season they should do what they do with The Bridge: run it at 1:00am, and we can DVR it, uncut
The Bridge in Houston (FX via Comcast) airs at 9pm. But I was in Colorado recently, and I noticed it ran late at night, far later than the time zone diff. Not sure if it was 1am, but very late. What's the deal?

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:56 PM   #72
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'Welcome to Sweden' is back with season 2 but TiVo isn't seeing it as new programs. Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2 aired on Sunday night 7/19/15 but the shows were marked as previously aired 4/1/15. I just happened to see a news article announcing the new season in time to catch the shows.

I'm still enjoying this quirky show very much.

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Old 07-21-2015, 01:44 PM   #73
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'Welcome to Sweden' is back with season 2 but TiVo isn't seeing it as new programs. Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2 aired on Sunday night 7/19/15 but the shows were marked as previously aired 4/1/15. I just happened to see a news article announcing the new season in time to catch the shows.

I'm still enjoying this quirky show very much.
I believe the air date is when they aired in Sweden. An ongoing quirk of the TiVo "New Only" recording setting is how it handles shows that have an older air date from a foreign country. I really wish they would only consider air dates for US showings.

I have mixed feelings about this show, and always have. Parts of it are drop-dead funny, and parts are so irritating I want to delete the SP on the spot. I think this is because it is actually a Swedish filmed series. And clearly their sense of humor is wrong .

In this last episode, the entire back and forth about "ya" and "ja" and "pssh" and "uh" and all the ways to say yes in Swedish (or "Northern Swedish") was hilarious. But for example, the brother is just a PITA. The way he moves in with them, and no one questions it... just so stupid. Also the trope where Bruce acts like he knows Bergman but doesn't... come on, that's beyond stupid.

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Loving it even more this season. Quirky people with heart and faults. No real meanness.

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Old 07-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #75
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'Welcome to Sweden' is back with season 2 but TiVo isn't seeing it as new programs. Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2 aired on Sunday night 7/19/15 but the shows were marked as previously aired 4/1/15. I just happened to see a news article announcing the new season in time to catch the shows.

I'm still enjoying this quirky show very much.
Had the same problem on my DirecTV Genie. I think the first aired dates are in April. I just changed the settings to air all episodes instead of 1st run.

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Loving it even more this season. Quirky people with heart and faults. No real meanness.
I find it refreshing. I love fish outta water stories. The mother and father crack me up. The brother is cliche though. Seems a lot of shows have a character like that.

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:24 PM   #77
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'Welcome to Sweden' is back with season 2 but TiVo isn't seeing it as new programs. Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2 aired on Sunday night 7/19/15 but the shows were marked as previously aired 4/1/15. I just happened to see a news article announcing the new season in time to catch the shows.
I have a FIOS DVR and both episodes were recorded without a problem. Which is good since I didn't even know the show was back.

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I thought that the most interesting/funny bit was Emma dealing with her boss trying to steal the credit for her work.

Although I did laugh when Emma beat up the flash mob guys.

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Old 07-21-2015, 09:49 PM   #79
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I believe the air date is when they aired in Sweden. An ongoing quirk of the TiVo "New Only" recording setting is how it handles shows that have an older air date from a foreign country. I really wish they would only consider air dates for US showings.
I agree with you on one hand, and think that Tivo should *work around* the issue.. But do they *HAVE* that data?

I complain about lots of things about Tivo (I just did in another thread about the iOS app's problems)... But this kind of issue, with the kind of data they get, it seems like it would be hard to do.

(I had *THOUGHT* that the OnePasses, with streaming + recordings, would be able to work around this issue from the user point of view... But even after I delete streaming episodes.. they seem to come back eventually. I think they do have a different icon, but they shouldn't come back at all..)

That is, my ultimate (and I'd pay a one time fee for this) would be to be able to mark EACH episode as seen or not seen.. and have this info backed up/transferrable between Tivos, etc.. Sure, I rarely rarely rarely watch reruns, so to me, new only USUALLY works (with exceptions like this show).. But if I could mark each individual episode as seen/not seen (including when there was a glitch and I missed the last minute for example), then new vs rerun wouldn't really matter anymore, since if I said I'd seen s2 episode 1, it would NEVER EVER EVER record that episode again.

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In this last episode, the entire back and forth about "ya" and "ja" and "pssh" and "uh" and all the ways to say yes in Swedish (or "Northern Swedish") was hilarious.
Is this a real Swedish thing as Thing 4 and I have incorporated it into our daily conversations. We had a Swedish exchange student when I was in HS and I don't recall her making those noises, but we only spoke English and I might have been distracted by a 6 foot tall blonde.

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Cancelled by NBC.

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Not surprised. Too gentle and too intelligent for Murica.

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Not surprised. I really wanted to like this show, but they made it so hard. While at times cute & funny, at other times it was just plain stupid.

The scenes with him skiing... I mean come on, he just pretends he's a champ skier, until forced to ski down then he admits he can't ski at all. What is this, 3rd grade TV?

And most of the scenes with the brother (or BIL, depending on your POV) were beyond insulting. When he met with the realtor, and was surprised that one actually has to have money & income to rent a nice apartment... is anyone that stupid in real life?

And yet most of the family scenes were very good, especially the Swedish parents.

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Not surprised. Too gentle and too intelligent for Murica.
Nice way to passive-aggressive insult everyone who didn't like it.

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Very sad to see this series go despite its flaws. There are so few TV shows I enjoy anymore.

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Very sad to see this series go despite its flaws. There are so few TV shows I enjoy anymore.
This. No show is perfect, but I found it funny. Yeah, there were some dumb stuff in it, but name a comedy that doesn't have dumb stuff? People like to laugh at stuff like that.

I hope they at least make the last 6 episodes available online, or burn them off on a Saturday night.

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Crap. That is very disappointing. The show wasn't perfect, but I could see how it would get really good in time.

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Nice way to passive-aggressive insult everyone who didn't like it.
Not passive aggressive at all. It was a direct insult to Murica.

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