Borgen: Season 1

Borgen: Season 1

Borgen: Season 1

After a landslide victory, a 40-year-old political leader faces an even bigger challenge of living up to her ideals in this Danish drama series.

2010Denmark
DramaWorld Cinema

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1

Decency in the Middle

Three days before an election, party leader Birgitte Nyborg shakes up her campaign by denouncing her closest ally, sensitive information about the prime minister's shopping expenses lands in the wrong hands, and the rising star... MORE of the evening news is shaken by an unexpected death.

EPISODE 1.2

Count to 90

After a successful election, Birgitte Nyborg looks set to become Denmark's first female prime minister, but allies and opponents do their best to block her way.

EPISODE 1.3

The Art of the Possible

A few months into her term the new prime minister faces her first political crisis, and journalist Katrine Fønsmark considers how to deal with her unexpected pregnancy.

EPISODE 1.4

100 Days

The revelation of an American prisoner transport in Greenland causes scandal upon the new government's first one hundred days in office.

EPISODE 1.5

Men Who Love Women

The government's agenda on equal opportunities in corporate business brings pressure from the media as well as the country's most powerful businessman.

EPISODE 1.6

State Visit

An official visit by the president of a former Soviet republic makes headlines when the president demands the arrest of a prominent political activist visiting Denmark at the same time.

EPISODE 1.7

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

The discovery of illegal surveillance of a left-wing party brings into question the prime minister's friendship with the party's spokeswoman as well as her faith in her own minister of justice.

EPISODE 1.8

The Silly Season

While the prime minister tries to take a family vacation, the publication of a tell-all by a former politician puts spin doctor Kasper Juul on the edge.

EPISODE 1.9

Divide and Rule

Allegations of corruption in connection with military spending has consequences even for the prime minister's husband, who has accepted a new job.

EPISODE 1.10

The First Tuesday in October

A year after taking office, the prime minister's approval ratings are low, her government is in internal conflict, and her marriage is hanging by a thread. As she prepares for another year in parliament, what... MORE can be saved?

Borgen: Season 1 / Reviews

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Season 1 Review: One of the greatest TV series of the past decade.

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Salon

Salon

Season 1 Review: It is not puffed up with an American sense of grandiosity and world historical import. Each episode contains intricate twists and turns, but is focused on the human-size, psychological aspects of politics, of how Nyborg learns to be effective and at what cost.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Season 1 Review: It's a fantastically compelling and intricate drama about politics, gender, change and (mainly) power. With great characters – not just the women but the men too.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Season 1 Review: Simply put, Borgen is a rare gem of a show, one that is as smart as it is entertaining, that grows richer with each passing episode and rewards viewers with exciting, thought-provoking drama.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Season 1 Review: Borgen may be the hardest show to find on American television, but at the moment it’s also one of the best.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Season 1 Review: If I have an issue with this first episode, it’s that too much of the storytelling is driven by coincidence.

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