Borgen: Season 3 Reviews

September 27, 2018
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.
September 27, 2018
Feminism! Lefty politics! Deep familial love!
September 27, 2018
"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.
September 27, 2018
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.
September 27, 2018
From the opening minutes of Season 3, "Borgen," in all its psychological glory, is back.
September 27, 2018
Though wobblier, looser and more structurally uneven than the previous seasons, when "Borgen" is firing on all cylinders, it's still enriching, rewarding television.
September 27, 2018
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.
September 27, 2018
Smart, honest and deeply moving.
September 27, 2018
The characters are still compelling and forceful screen presences, encouraging viewers to root for them as much as it challenges them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 27, 2018
In the end, such was the strength of the acting that Borgen surfed to its final shore with dignity. We had kept on caring.
September 27, 2018
It's a thoroughly absorbing and smart show with a stunningly attractive cast, and it all takes place against the backdrop of beautiful Copenhagen.
September 27, 2018
We got a final twist that proved Birgitte's personal ambition has limits, while still delivering her - and many other characters - a happy ever after.
July 3, 2018
'Borgen' slipping into the beautifully tailored but dramatically neutered liberal wish-fulfillment of late-era 'West Wing', it's richly entertaining and irresistibly fast-paced.
November 18, 2013
This show is top-class political drama, a badge of middle-class belonging and, for the British, also a kind of utopian sci-fi fantasy.
October 21, 2013
The beauty of Sidse Babbett Knudsen's performance is that you can tell exactly when Birgitte starts wishing she could kill everyone in the room telekinetically.
Full Review | Original Score: B+