Do you have Swedish relatives?
Do you have a dream to see Sweden?
Do you have an urge to find your Swedish roots?
So asks the website for the Great Swedish Adventure, a reality show currently looking for American contestants.
Meter Television, a Swedish production company, is searching for Americans with Swedish ancestry for their new reality TV show that will be filmed in Sweden.
Among other shows, Meter Television produced “Idol” and “Farmer Wants a Wife”–both on TV4 in Sweden. Their website states they are looking for “fun, outgoing Americans with Swedish ancestry” to take part in their upcoming reality television show. Christer Åkerlund, producer of the project is quoted on the show’s site saying, “It’s sort of like ‘The Amazing Race’ with a ‘fish out of water’ hook.”
The show is conducting a USA-wide search and will consider anyone with the thinnest of Swedish connections. They want anyone who is interested in discovering more about their Swedish ancestry. Lucky contestants will participate in “extreme cultural challenges to discover their rich and fascinating roots while trying to win the grand prize.”
And what is the prize?
It’s meeting your Swedish relatives!
Too bad the grand prize doesn’t come with a free visa so you can move in with them.
“The Great Swedish Adventure” will be filmed and shown in Sweden and perhaps other countries as well. The show’s website says it is a wonderful “once in a lifetime” opportunity for someone to discover their ancestry and experience their rich and fascinating Swedish cultural heritage.”
But then, in my opinion, the show’s website says something odd…
“Since America has such a strong impact on the world through its politics, financial institutions, television, film, fashion and culture it will be interesting to turn the tables and bring people back to their Swedish roots.”
Is it me or does this make it sound like one has won the proverbial lottery by being American and then it’s a let-down to find out there’s Swedish blood in those veins?
Meter Television is picking up the tab for travel expenses and boarding during the show.
Still interested? You can apply and get contact information for the show here .
Are you thinking, yeah, that’s a good idea but I have an even better one? Click here and find out how to submit your idea for a new show to Meter Television.