Borgen: Season 2

Borgen: Season 2

Borgen: Season 2

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.

2011Denmark
DramaWorld Cinema

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 2.1

89,000 Children

A year has passed since we last saw Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg. In the season opener, Birgitte is visiting soldiers stationed in Afghanistan when their encampment is attacked, and several soldiers are killed. Now she... MORE must choose: send the troops home or stage a counterattack?

EPISODE 2.2

In Brussels No One Can Hear You Scream

Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg must appoint a new EU Commissioner. Sejro would seem the obvious choice, but Birgitte is surprised when he not only turns down the post but sees it as a personal slight.... MORE Who can she appoint?

EPISODE 2.3

The Last Worker

The coalition government is preparing to introduce a new reform package - "A Common Future". But attempts to get agreement on the reforms causes Labour leader Bjørn Marrot serious problems - in the media and... MORE within his own party.

EPISODE 2.4

Battle Ready

Troels Höxenhaven exploits the hijack of a Danish ship by Somali pirates to try and raise his profile. However, compromising photos of Höxenhaven turn up at the Ekspres.

EPISODE 2.5

Plant a Tree

Birgitte Nyborg is about to negotiate the environmental element of the new reform package, but she must face the reality of parties unwilling to compromise. Kasper convinces her that underhanded tactics can help win her... MORE a majority for the reform. Meanwhile, Katrine receives an unusual job offer that tests her personal beliefs. And at home, Birgitte's children are clearly affected by their mother's stress; Laura in particular.

EPISODE 2.6

Them and Us

Kasper's past returns to haunt him as he clears out his parents former home, whilst the Freedom Party suggest lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 12. A move that reveals fundamental differences in the... MORE coalition parties.

EPISODE 2.7

What is Lost Inwardly Must Be Gained Outwardly (Part I)

Birgitte's government is losing steam -- internal differences are growing and only compromise legislation is being passed. Just as opinion polls indicate Birgitte may lose the next election, financier Joachim Crohne emerges with an idea... MORE that could save her political career. But can his motives be trusted? Meanwhile, Kasper and Katrine are growing close again, but their jobs are at odds: Katrine's role is to uncover secrets, while Kasper's is to conceal them.

EPISODE 2.8

What is Lost Inwardly Must Be Gained Outwardly (Part II)

The eyes of the world are on Copenhagen and Birgitte Nyborg as peace talks draw near between North and South Kharun. Everyone has been working around the clock, and although Kasper is now living with... MORE Katrine, they rarely see each other. When Birgitte realizes Denmark is only a small piece in a major international power game, her negotiation skills are put to the test. Can she end the bloody civil war?

EPISODE 2.9

The Sanctity of Private Life

Laura's illness has worsened over the past few months, and Birgitte now feels terrible about failing to recognize it. When Laura's psychiatrist suggests admitting her to a private psychiatric hospital, Birgitte and Phillip immediately agree.... MORE This move becomes problematic when Birgitte's own tax reforms force her to pay out of pocket for the hospital cost. At home, Birgitte and Phillip are rediscovering some of their lost love, despite Philip's continued relationship with Cecilie.

EPISODE 2.10

An Extraordinary Remark

In the season finale, Birgitte is on a month leave from her post as prime minister to focus on family, and Hans-Christian Thorsen, Labor Party chairman, has positioned himself to be her possible successor. Birgitte... MORE is torn about whether or not she will return to work. Meanwhile, as Kasper and Katrine hunt for apartments together, their plan is derailed by an argument about the possibility of having children. Will one of them relent?

Borgen: Season 2 / 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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