Borgen / Government – I, II & III
The central figure is the 40-year-old political leader Birgitte Nyborg, whose idealism and sheer hard work secures her party a landslide victory, thus presenting her the biggest challenge of her life: How most effectively to use the newly-won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible. Privately, Birgitte leads a happy family life with her husband and two children. She is a woman with blazing commitment, a big heart and little time. Can she be a successful, professional political leader and stay true to herself at the same time? The series has a large gallery of characters and addresses many different aspects from the political, the journalistic, and the private spheres.
Average share: 48,64 %
Washington Post ‘The best television show about politics ever’.
The New York Times ‘A bleaker, Nordic version of ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Borgen’ finds a remarkable amount of drama and suspense’.
The Financial Times ‘It’s intriguing from the start, deftly paced and retain interest throughout’.