Borgen (2010–2013)

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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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  • Benedikte Hansen in Borgen (2010)
  • Pilou Asbæk in Borgen (2010)
  • Borgen (2010)
  • Borgen (2010)
  • Jannie Faurschou in Borgen (2010)
  • Sidse Babett Knudsen in Borgen (2010)

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6 February 2012 | xeverin
| High quality viewing experience
I have seen series one (i.e. episodes 1-10).

This drama portrays the parallel developments in the formation of a new government in Denmark, and the activities of the major TV company TV1 where we see the newsroom. In each case there is a strong female lead seeking to balance the demands of ethics and principle, against the realities of their day-to-day working lives. There is also considerable coverage of how the demands of politics affects the home life of the first female prime minister.

The spin doctor character provides a direct link between these two worlds (as the PM's adviser, and as the ex-boyfriend of the journalist).

The writing was very sharp (perhaps particularly in the first half of the series). I don't think the political elements are as unrealistic as some seem to be claiming, but neither is it a documentary and clearly some aspects ring more true than others. The episode concerning Greenland I know had many people reaching for information about that topic.

Appointment viewing for the 5 weeks over which it was shown in the UK.

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