Idiomatic follows the life and times of an urban, bilingual, environmentally conscious left-wing couple in their thirties: Aino, who’s originally from Finnish Lapland, and Swedish-speaking Micke. They are forced to move to an upper-class neighborhood, into an apartment owned by Micke’s wealthy parents, who also live next door. In addition to Micke’s parents, his childhood friend lives in the same building. When Aino’s yokel brother moves into their guest room, people from all walks of life meet under the same roof: thirtysomethings and their parents, different family cultures, country people, urban people, Finnish and Swedish speaking people, middle class and blue-collar workers, right-wingers and left-wingers, childhood friends who have lost touch, and first and foremost, a couple who are still getting to know each other.
1. An Extra Room
Aino and Micke have to move to a new, bigger home. Both have their own views on how the extra room should be used.
Micke encounters his former business partner Saku, and Aino a surprising distraction. Encounters lead to conflicts that both resolve in their own way.
3. The Parable of the Good Rich Kid
Aino and Micke find a woman in the gateway about to pass out. Who should help and who should be helped?
4. Customs and Traditions
Aino is invited to the first crayfish party of her life at the home of her parents-in-law Lasse and Gunilla. A surprise visit from Aino's relatives falls on the same day. Whose relatives are more tiresome?
6. Connections and Networks
Aino doesn't want to take advantage of Micke's parents' connections and networks. Micke tries to strike a balance between views.
7. The Cynical Spoiler and the Queen of Embarrassment
Aino's old friend Johannes comes to visit and new things about Aino are revealed to Micke.
8. Tails Attack
Micke and Aino each spend the evening on their own. The end of the evening takes an unexpected turn.
Aino is seeking support from her parents at her childhood home. Other relatives offer their help to Aino as well.
The plot is not too bad for this show and the relations
Quirky yet watchable it definitely shows all sorts of characters in multiple situations and how and why a couple are together. Although I enjoy foreign language series and movies, I felt that there were too many references between Finnish Swedes, Laplanders, and other areas that distracted me from recommending this series.
I really liked this series and hope they film a second season. Quirky and very amusing characters.
We loved everthing about this series. Reading at the pace of the dialogue is challenging bit we disn't want to miss aword. We will watch the whole thing again happily
We loved everything about this series thiueading at the pace of the dialogue was challenging