A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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...  Birgitte Nyborg / ... 30 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Katrine Fønsmark 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Emil Poulsen ...  Magnus Christensen 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Freja Riemann ...  Laura Christensen 30 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Torben Friis 30 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Ulrik Mørch 30 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Kasper Juul 29 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Hanne Holm 27 episodes, 2010-2013
Mikael Birkkjær ...  Philip Christensen 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Anders Juul ...  Simon Bech 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Lisbeth Wulff ...  Pia Munk 25 episodes, 2010-2013
Kasper Lange ...  Dan 24 episodes, 2010-2013
Lars Knutzon ...  Bent Sejrø 22 episodes, 2010-2013
Søren Spanning ...  Lars Hesselboe 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Christoph Bastrup ...  Journalist 20 episodes, 2010-2011
...  Niels Erik Lund 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Bjarne Henriksen ...  Hans Christian Thorsen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Michael Laugesen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Ole Thestrup ...  Svend Åge Saltum 14 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Sanne 13 episodes, 2010-2011
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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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The first season averaged slightly under 1.5 million Danish viewers per episode, according to TNS Gallup. See more »

Goofs

When subtitled e.g. in news clips Lars Brygmann's character's name is sometimes spelled "Troels Höxenhaven" and sometimes "Troels Høxenhaven". The letter "ö" does not exist in the Danisch alphabet. It should be "ø" in general. See more »

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Begivenheder og personer i BORGEN er fiktive - men inspireret af virkeligheden. Serien refererer desuden til historiske personer og hændelser i dansk politik før 1982. = Events and people in BORGEN are fictional - but inspired by reality. The series also refers to historical people and events in Danish politics before 1982. See more »


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Written & performed by Halfdan E
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6 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I have seen series one (i.e. episodes 1-10).

This drama portrays the parallel developments in the formation of a new government in Denmark, and the activities of the major TV company TV1 where we see the newsroom. In each case there is a strong female lead seeking to balance the demands of ethics and principle, against the realities of their day-to-day working lives. There is also considerable coverage of how the demands of politics affects the home life of the first female prime minister.

The spin doctor character provides a direct link between these two worlds (as the PM's adviser, and as the ex-boyfriend of the journalist).

The writing was very sharp (perhaps particularly in the first half of the series). I don't think the political elements are as unrealistic as some seem to be claiming, but neither is it a documentary and clearly some aspects ring more true than others. The episode concerning Greenland I know had many people reaching for information about that topic.

Appointment viewing for the 5 weeks over which it was shown in the UK.


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