Bruce Evans quits his job as a celebrity accountant in New York to move to Sweden with the love of his life, Emma. Already on his first day he has to face new challenges in his adopted country, and above all, he has to meet his girlfriend's strange family. Bruce arrives at the airport where Emma picks him up; as she has rented out her apartment during her time in the USA, they now have to stay with her family until they can find a new place to live
Bruce and Emma are trying to adapt to their new lives in Sweden, and Bruce tries to learn to speak Swedish. He also meets one of his previous clients, and finds an unexpected friend.
Bruce and Emma finally move into Emma's flat in Stockholm and Bruce must get used to the Swedish cultural differences. The couple do not get the reaction they expected from Swedish Immigration officials when applying for Bruce's residency. Meanwhile, Bruce's belongings arrive from the States, causing more tension in their relationship.
Bruce is trying to start from scratch and applying for jobs. Meanwhile, his former client Gene Simmons found out that he lives in Stockholm.
Bruce tries to make new friends in Sweden but it is not so good. While hanging friendship with his Iraqi friend on a thread. Bruce also tries to get Emma's mother Viveka on his side by spending some time with her.
Bruce's parents come to visit and it becomes a real culture shock for them. Emma tells Bruce that she is pregnant.
Bruce and Emma faced a major decision while Bruce gets an offer to return to the United States by Amy Poehler. Aubrey Plaza visiting Sweden and continues to haunt Bruce in an attempt to get him to return to America. Bruce takes on some Swedish celebrities as clients.
A family emergency situation puts a spoke in the wheel of Bruce and Emma’s plans to move back to the United States.
With an ocean between them, Emma and Bruce struggle to continue their lives without each other.
Bruce ends up in a compromising situation with Aubrey Plaza. Emma and her brother Gustav try to reunite their parents. While Bruce encounter problems when he should return to Sweden
Bruce is planning to propose to Emma but after a conversation with Viveka and Birger he becomes unsure of her attitude toward marriage. Emma becomes a celebrity when an unfortunate picture of her begins to spread on the internet. Viveka and Birger think it's time for Gustav to leave home.
Bruce is busy tending to the whims of a celebrity who has appeared in Stockholm. Emma struggles with the male hierarchy of office life.
The whole Wiik family is going on their traditional ski excursion and Bruce overestimates their ability as skiers. Birger has trouble accepting that times have changed.
Bruce becomes friends with an American personal trainer named Chuck, who also moved to Sweden for a woman; Gustaf tries to master the art of getting things for free.
Bruce meets up with actor Jack Black to show him around the city, but things take a turn when masked men abduct Bruce; Diane (Neve Campbell) plans a surprise bachelorette party for Emma.
Bruce has a hard time overcoming the language barrier when he's tasked with coaching a local kids' basketball team.
Bruce and Gustaf try to find marijuana for Amy Poehler, who's in town for a speaking engagement.
Bruce and Emma bicker over the details of their wedding, leading them to question their compatibility.