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)
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 Katrine Fønsmark (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Emil Poulsen ...
 Magnus Christensen (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Freja Riemann ...
 Laura Christensen (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Torben Friis (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Ulrik Mørch (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Kasper Juul (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 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)
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 Niels Erik Lund (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Hans Christian Thorsen (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Michael Laugesen (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ole Thestrup ...
 Svend Åge Saltum (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 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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29 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Gefährliche Seilschaften  »

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Although a fan of the show, Denmark's real female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, claimed "I've made a point of not watching Sidse Babett Knudsen too closely just to make sure I'm not too influenced by her. If anything, it sometimes feels more as if life is imitating art." 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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Referenced in Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Søren Maling (2011) See more »

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6 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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