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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

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

The show is beautifully plotted. The many intrigues in the worlds of politics, journalism, business, and PR are given just enough twists and turns to be surprising, but never so many that they become tiresome.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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This is a lot of narrative to tackle in one hour, but the writing and performances on "Borgen" are so finely honed that it all snaps together effortlessly, and crackles as the story races along.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

The good parts are the very credible relationship that Birgitte has with her family and her evolution as a more sophisticated politician once she has to do battle with the other parties to form a new government.

September 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Borgen should appeal to everyone to be honest. It's a fantastically compelling and intricate drama about politics, gender, change and (mainly) power.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Borgen has painted a skilful portrait of a woman whose political ambition arguably became more important than everything else.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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