Borgen: Season 3 (2013)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

Twisty and tantalizing, Borgen's third season examines the personal toll of being a public figure with unrestrained honesty.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 52
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Air date: Oct 4, 2013
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Season 3 of the Danish drama opens with Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) out of politics, but not public life: she's pulling in big bucks on the speaker circuit. That's not to say she's content, however, and given that she disagrees with the new direction of her old party, the Moderates, she sees no recourse but one: a political comeback. As the season progresses, her return to politics is predictably bumpy; and a new political party, the New Democrats, threatens to upset the old order—if it can get enough signatures to make the ballot, that is. She also faces smears from opponents, copes with a disturbing medical development and is caught off guard when the current prime minister calls for an early election.


Sidse Babett Knudsen
as Birgitte Nyborg Christensen
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
as Katrine Fønsmark
Pilou Asbæk
as Kasper Juul
Mikael Birkkjaer
as Philip Christensen
Christoph Bastrup
as Journalist
Peter Mygind
as Michael Laugesen
Søren Malling
as Journalist
Emil Poulsen
as Journalist
Preben Kristensen
as Michael Laugesen
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen
as Michael Laugesen
Alastair Mackenzie
as Michael Laugesen
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Critic Reviews for Borgen Season 3

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (13)

From the opening minutes of Season 3, "Borgen," in all its psychological glory, is back.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Though wobblier, looser and more structurally uneven than the previous seasons, when "Borgen" is firing on all cylinders, it's still enriching, rewarding television.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This isn't just a show about a "strong female character." Nyborg is formidable, but she's also very multi-dimensionally human.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Borgen plays like a more astringent version of The West Wing, a show it clearly borrows from and improves on.

Feb 7, 2014 | Full Review…

Borgen, the ridiculously compelling tale of Danish coalition politics and journalistic shenanigans, is back, and it has lost none of its edge or rich texture.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Watch "Borgen" for its sharp depiction of the personal cost of leadership-and to set a high bar for what makes those sacrifices feel worthwhile.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Feminism! Lefty politics! Deep familial love!

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"Borgen," like its heroine, refuses to be knocked around by the general hysteria of current conventional tropes. It is smart and compelling and not particularly tweetable.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Borgen has always dwelt on the balance between the benefits of public office and its impact upon private life, and to stop the debate growing stagnant there has to be a tipping point. Birgitte may have found hers.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Smart, honest and deeply moving.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Borgen: Season 3

  • Jan 05, 2014
    Pretty good political drama, along the lines of "The West Wing", where the politicians and staffers are the heroes working under difficult circumstances to deliver the best governance they can. The Danish setting is interesting for me as Canadian, in that it provides a perspective on life, family and nationalism that we don't see here in North America. Plus all the Danish females are gorgeous. Weak acting on the part of the guy who plays the husband, and the kids are kind of repulsive, the principals in the Newsroom are strong, but the trope about the reporters wanting to tell the real story but the "boss" preventing them from doing their job gets old. Similarly the silly business about everybody sleeping with everybody else isn't believable, despite how hot the girls are.

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