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Borgen: Season 1 (2010)




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Sidse Babett Knudsen stars in the acclaimed Danish drama about politician Birgitte Nyborg, who becomes her nation's prime minister (and first female leader) after a series of events tip the balance of power away from the main Liberal and Labour parties to her party, the Moderates, during an election cycle. The first episodes of Season 1 chart the election and her ascension, which proves rocky due to the nature of parliamentary politics. The remainder of the season chronicles the difficulties she encounters, including passing a budget, pursuing her party's equal-opportunity agenda and grappling with possible corruption. At the same time, she deals with foreign affairs—and a faltering marriage.


Sidse Babett Knudsen
as Birgitte Nyborg Christensen
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
as Katrine Fønsmark
Pilou Asbæk
as Kasper Juul
Mikael Birkkjaer
as Philip Christensen
Peter Mygind
as Michael Laugesen
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Critic Reviews for Borgen: Season 1

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You could do worse than to put on your coziest socks and vicariously enjoy a political sphere that seems almost magically more refined than ours.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It's one of the finest television performances I've ever seen: an indelible portrait of a pioneering woman...

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

We're watching people use their brains, not flaunt their looks in Borgen - and while that can be unsettlingly unfamiliar to some viewers, it's magnificently different.

June 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Making decency interesting is hard, but Borgen makes it look easy.

May 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Watch at least the first two episodes and you won't be able to stop.

April 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Politics is all about the game of manipulating human relationships to achieve one's own policy ends, and Borgen sets up so many potentially interesting relationships in its first episode that I'm expecting something fairly exciting as they crumble.

May 17, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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