Ingmar Andersson & Axel Kruse

(Swedish Dicks)

Created by Peter Stormare, Glenn Lund, Peter Settman and Andrew Lowery

What could be better than one Swedish dick?

Two, obviously.

Or at least that's the premise of Swedish Dicks, a low-key American-Swedish comedy web/TV series.

Swedish ex-pat INGMAR ANDERSSON (played by co-creator Peter Stormare) is an aging, washed-up stuntman trying to make a go of it as an unlicenced private eye in Los Angeles, without much success. He hooks up with happy-go-lucky fellow countryman and DJ AXEL KRUSE (Johan Glans) and invites him to become a partner in his detective firm "Swedish Dick" (necessitating a name change to "Swedish Dicks").

Thing is, the mismatched pair aren't very good detectives, which truly bugs the shit out of Jane McKinney (played by Traci Lords, the former porn star), Ingmar's long-time rival and owner of the most presigious detective agency in town, who wishes the two dicks (and particularly Ingmar) would just go away.

Hilarity, I assume, ensues. I haven't seen this one yet, but they've hooked Keanu Reaves to join the cast as Tex, Ingmar's pal, in a recurring minor role, they've attracted some impressive guest stars and folks whose judgment I trust seem to dig it, so there must be something going on here.

The show premiered on the Swedish online streaming service Viaplay, and in the States on the Pop television network, while it was being distributed worldwide by Lionsgate TV.

TELEVISION

  • SWEDISH DICKS.. Watch it now!
    (2016, Viaplay/Pop/Lionsgate)
    30-minute episodes
    Premiere: September 2, 2016
    Created by Peter Stormare, Glenn Lund, Peter Settman and Andrew Lowery
    Directed by Allen Baron and Robert Day
    Original music by Stu Phillips
    Produced by Glen A. Larson
    Starring Peter Stormare as INGMAR ANDERSSON
    and Johan Glans as AXEL KRUSE
    Also starring Vivian Bang as Sun
    Felisha Cooper as Sarah Andersson
    Keanu Reeves as Tex Johnson
    and Traci Lords as Jane McKinney
    Guest stars: Margaret Cho, Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Roberts

  • Season One
  • "When Ingmar Met Axel" (September 2, 2016)
  • "The Blind Leading the Blind" (September 2, 2016)
  • "The Very Brief Adventures of Maintenance Guy and Plant Man" (September 9, 2016)
  • "Let's Talk About Cults" (September 9, 2016)
  • "Howl Like a Big Dog" (September 16, 2016)
  • "Tale of the Tape" (September 23, 2016)
  • "The Curse of the North Korean Curse" (September 30, 2016)
  • "Back to School" (October 7, 2016)
  • "There's Something About Tex" (October 14, 2016)
  • "See You Later, Alligator" (October 14, 2016)

  • Season Two
  • "A Thief Amongst Us" (December 25, 2017)
  • "Dial M for Medium" (December 25, 2017)
  • "It Had to be Lou" (January 1, 2018)
  • "Floyd Cal Who?" (January 1, 2018)
  • "Two Dicks Walk Into a Bar" (January 8, 2018)
  • "Behind Bars" (January 8, 2018)
  • "Dawn of the Dicks" (January 15, 2018)
  • "The Swedish FBI" (January 15, 2018)
  • "Girls Day!" (January 22, 2018)
  • "Till Dicks Do Us Part" (January 22, 2018)

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Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith, with a tip of the fedora to Film/Television editor Chris Baldemor.


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