Borgen

BORGEN – SEASON 1 (10 Episodes x 1 Hour) – Season 2 (10 Episodes x 1 Hour) – Season 3 (10 Episodes x 1 Hour) – TOTAL 30 Episodes x 1 Hour)
Borgen is a Danish political drama by the producers of the acclaimed series The Killing. Winner of International BAFTA Award, and hailed “the best political show ever” by Newsweek, Borgen masterfully portrays the fight for political power and the personal consequences for everyone involved. 2010/2011/2013

CRITIC REVIEW – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Behind every great woman there is a manservant. Or there should be.

Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is the prime minister of Denmark, and she relies most of all on Kasper Juul (Pilou Asbaek), her media adviser, or as the species is called in Copenhagen, “spin doktor.”

Remarkable how much suspense and psychological drama the show squeezes out of cabinet shuffles and health-care-reform bills in a small Scandinavian nation (population: nearly 5.6 million). Ruling coalitions are slim, fragile and challenged almost weekly, and the battle to stay in office can turn as conspiratorial and ruthless as any Borgia power struggle. (Every episode opens with a quote, and while some are from Churchill, most are from Machiavelli.)

“Borgen” takes a far subtler and more beguiling view of people and political relationships, even though it is shown with subtitles and is almost impossible to find on screen.

Actor: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen,

Director: Various