Allt för Sverige – Americans in Sweden Reality Show
Imagine ten Americans of varying ages and professions, such as sheriff, factory worker, pastor, designer, student, singer-songwriter,… all of these getting together, all strangers to each other but with one common characteristic: Swedish ancestry, of which they know very little.
Buy them a return flight to Sweden and offer them a months all-inclusive journey through Sweden, while revealing, for each one, who their ancestors were and showing where they lived. Make them compete in various friendly games to eliminate one by one, until the winner finally is invited to a party to meet his previously unknown Swedish relatives.
This reality show aired on Swedish TV last fall and became an immediate success. The Swedish audience fell in love with the Americans’ open and positive attitude, and viewers laughed and cried with them.
The name of the show is Allt för Sverige! (“Everything for Sweden!”) The second season is coming this fall, with ten new Americans, in a weekly show starting on October 28. Each TV show will also be published on the Internet, the day after it was aired. The program is narrated in Swedish, but the communication with, and between, the participants is of course in English. If you know a little Swedish, you should be able to follow the show on the website belonging to Sveriges Television, on http://www.svtplay.se/. Look for the program name Allt för Sverige!
Note from Missfoster: If you are in the US, you won’t be able to access SVT play. However, there is a way around it! It’s called a proxy, and it basically tells websites you are on that you are in Sweden, not in the US or Canada. I use HideMyAss (excuse the language!) for my business all the time to see how other countries view my websites. You download the software, pay for a subscriptions (from $12 to $7 a month depending on how many months you get) and then pick “Sweden” as your country and you will be able to watch the show. If you need any help with it, let me know! Its a pity we can’t get shows like this here!