Borgen: Season 1 (Pal/Region 2) PAL, Import
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?
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
No programme like it on American TV. Well written, acted and totally relevant. The best.Published 8 months ago by John Dawe
A female politician - leader of a minor centrist party - unexpectedly becomes prime minister of Denmark. There are two men in her life: her husband and her spin doctor. Read morePublished on May 4 2014 by Gerald McKeever
Suspenseful, good minor characters and subplots, an insight into Scandinavian politics, an intriguing portrait of how power gradually and inevitably corrupts.Published on March 14 2014 by sb
“Had to return it,it wouldn’t play and I have a Region free blu-ray player,
I would’ve love to see this, can’t take another chance on it not playing. Read more