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.
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’.