Borgen (2010)


Season 1
Borgen

Critics Consensus

Borgen refreshingly couples an empowering feminist narrative with a clear-eyed view of political machinations -- culminating in a sterling standard bearer for Danish drama.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 114

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 26, 2010

A surprise victory for Denmark's first female prime minister throws her into dilemmas that push her to make tough compromises at home and at work.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2010

Denmark's first female prime minister tries to bring together a divided parliament and form a new government.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2010

Birgitte Nyborg is forced to re-open the budget negotiations and sign off on the annual state budget before the Christmas holidays.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2010

Karen Fonsmark is contacted by an anonymous source in the Defence Intelligence Service and is offered the greatest journalistic scoop of her career.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2010

Birgitte and her Minister of Economic Affairs introduce a historic bill which will obligate the boards of Danish companies to have 50 women members.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2010

The president of the former Soviet state Turgisia makes a visit to Denmark to take over the chairmanship of the International Organisation for Security, Democracy and Development.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2010

Birgritte's home life suffers from her absence; Katrine, who has otherwise been in good spirits, must make a difficult decision.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2010

Kasper Juul worries when Michael Laugesen's new book release promises to reveal everything from his time in politics.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2010

Minister of Defense Hans Christian Thorsen announces that Denmark has chosen the F-26 Defender as its future solution.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2010

Birgitte Nyborg's government faces a severe test shortly before the annual opening of parliament.

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Sidse Babett Knudsen
Birgitte Nyborg

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Peter Mygind
Michael Laugesen

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Lars Knutzon
Bent Sejerø

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Mikael Birkkjær
Phillip Christensen

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Pilou Asbæk profile thumbnail image
Pilou Asbæk
Kasper Juul

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Birgitte Hjort Sørensen profile thumbnail image
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Katrine Fønsmark

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Dar Salim
Amir Diwan

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Lars Brygmann
Troels Höxenhaven

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Søren Spanning
Lars Hesselboe

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Iben Dorner
Sanne

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Morten Kirkskov
Niels Erik Lund

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Ole Thestrup
Svend Åge Saltum

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Jannie Faurschou
Yvonne Kjær

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Benedikte Hansen
Hanne Holm

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Thomas Levin
Ulrik Mørch

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Søren Malling
Torben Friis

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Flemming Sørensen
Bjørn Marrott

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Ida Dwinger
Lisbeth Hesselboe

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Lisbeth Wulff
Pia Munk

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Critic Reviews for Borgen: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Borgen: Season 1

  • Oct 13, 2022
    Borgen - S01 (TV 2010): Denmark. Workplace drama set in the offices of Denmark's first female prime miniter, who is faced with challenges in politics, press, business, and her marriage. All the fast-paced story lines are blended seamlessly. Great comparison to America. A- #VeryTardyReview
  • Oct 11, 2022
    Great writing and performances. Political drama at its best.
  • Aug 17, 2022
    It's just the best TV drama I've ever seen. The acting is faultless, the script is so natural and the characters are deep and relatable.
  • Jul 18, 2022
    This show has been compared to The West Wing, with some suggesting it is superior. Did they watch the same show? This in no way comes close to the production, acting and writing of The West Wing. I found the acting to be okay but the writing was passable at best.
  • Jun 06, 2022
    Der großartige Anfang des besten politischen Dramas, das es je gab! Tauchen Sie ein in die Welt von Birgitte Nyborg Christensen. Von außen betrachtet geht es um den Alltag der dänischen Top-Politikerin. Die Serie erlaubt allerdings einen Blick hinter die Kulissen, zum einen in das außerordentlich komplizierte Machtgeflecht in und um Christiansborg, zum anderen ins Private. In Anerkennung des Umstands, dass jeder Mensch immer auch Resultat seiner Umwelt ist, geht es neben Birgittes Welt auch sekundär um das Leben aller Menschen ihres (professionellen und privaten) Umfelds. Bei jeder Person tun sich über kurz oder lang, im professionellen, wie im privaten, größere oder kleinere Abgründe auf. Ich kenne weder eine Serie, noch einen Film, die je derart hervorragend Charaktere dem Zuschauer plastisch vor Augen zu führen.
  • Apr 13, 2022
    A nice exploration of the Danish political game, with an equally strong emphasis on the press. The cast is large and both well utilized and well-acted across the board. The episodes are both very isolated in the problems they tackle while also developing some nice overarching conflicts. The writing is quite strong for the most part though it does occasionally veer into soap-opera territory. An overall engaging experience.
  • Apr 07, 2022
    Brilliant series. Found it after a chance encounter with the cast members and writer. They clearly loved making the show and it is certainly far from the dull political drudge that I had thought it would be without being sensationalist as it would have been if the Americans had got their hands on it...
  • Jan 06, 2022
    One of the best political series that has been ever made. Sidse Babett, Birgitte Hjort and Pilou Asbæk are superb!.
  • Oct 11, 2021
    I think it's a very good show, especially for viewers with a political eye. It is compelling and excellent, providing politics, feminism, controversies, the government, family, secrets and most of all, sacrifice. I found it very educative and entertaining.
  • Mar 31, 2021
    The show never gets old. The writing is supremely clever and the characters developed. Unlike many shows the drama stays consistent without loosing focus and becoming overly dramatic. It's simply one of the best written and performed shows on television.

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