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Borgen: Season 1 (Pal/Region 2) PAL, Import


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  • DVD (Feb. 14 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Run Time: 580 minutes
  • ASIN: B005X9LJBM
  • Other Editions: DVD  |  Blu-ray
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Product Description

PAL/Region 2 pressing. Borgen is a drama sensation from the producers of the acclaimed series The Killing. Following the intricate and complicated lives of politicians, media spinners and the reporters who feed off their triumphs and failures, Borgen uncovers a world of political and personal intrigue. The setting is Borgen, the nickname for Denmark's Parliamentary building, otherwise known as "The Castle". After scoring her party a landslide victory through her idealism and work ethic, the smart and sexy populist Birgitte Nyborg now faces the biggest dilemma of her life. The question is: Will she succumb to pressure of compromise on her ideals and face consequences both on and off the political stage?

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hela Girl on Jan. 19 2014
Format: DVD
I bought Seasons 1 and 2 after I saw it was ranked in the top 10 by a number of reviewers (can't remember which ones - possibly Slate and/or The New Yorker). Anyway, my husband and I were addicted after just a couple episodes, we watched 2 or 3 episodes per night because we just had to have more, and we are now waiting for season 3 to be delivered. Complex plotting and characters; wonderful acting, especially the leads; good balance of the political plots with the personal, domestic plots; good twists and turns.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Carter on June 9 2013
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This show is a hit in Denmark and the UK and it's not hard to see why. Great writing and performances. The stories are compelling even if you know nothing about Danish politics (and even if you don't care). Worth watching if you're a fan of drama and/or politics, or just great TV.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Coakley on June 18 2013
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Excellent show - my wife and I can't wait to see season 2. All the cast were very good, especially the young TV journalist.
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The best series ever!
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One of my favourite TV shows of all time. I have also watched Season 2 and the entertainment value was even greater. I cannot wait for Season 3.
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I liked Borgen, respected it, enjoyed it. But I didn't LOVE it, as opposed seemingly everyone in the universe (OK I found one Luke-warm review out of about 20 by major outlet writers - the rest were flat out raves). My wife loved it. My friends. So maybe I need to see it again? But 30 hours is a big investment in something that didn't blow me out of my chair.

It's about Danish politics, and the almost accidental rise of one woman - Brigitte Nyborg - a member of one of Denmark's 8 parties to the role of Prime Minister – after her less- pragmatic, better known male rivals self-destruct. It followers her, and those around her -- her team, the press, her political rivals -- as they try to stay balanced in the always choppy and morally confusing world of politics.

There's no question the show is extremely well acted. And the characters cover a wide range of jobs, temperaments, levels of honesty and ethics, while almost all remaining human beings (I do wish the leader of the far right party wasn't quite such a cartoon). The human problems the lead character faces as the pressure of high office takes its tolls on both her family and her ethics are believable and moving. And I loved that all the major characters are allowed to be flawed and make bad decisions while still being treated as decent people at heart.

Yet, for me there was something a bit too neat, a bit too old-school in the show's 'crisis of the week' approach, where almost every episode sometimes wildly complex political issues and situations manage to get resolved. While the personal issues are allowed to work in a more serialized way, evolving slowly over time, I don't love how the show pushes to close the book on a brand new political crisis almost every episode.
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If you like realistic political drama, then there is nothing better -- nothing from HBO, Showcase or any cable channel. Borgen is the best!
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By Midge on Jan. 9 2015
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Have commented on other Borgen dvds- excellent, addictive, great series. Need multi region player. English subtitles are well done.
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