This political drama, the latest Danish television sensation, follows the complicated life of 40-year-old political leader Birgitte Nyborg Christensen, the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. Like its American cousin The West Wing, Borgen uncovers a world of political gamesmanship, the intricate public and private lives of politicians, media spinners, and the reporters who traffic in their triumphs and failures.
Episode 1: Dyden i midten (Virtue 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 current prime minister’s shopping expenses lands in the wrong hands, and the rising star of the evening news is shaken by an unexpected death.
Season 1, Episode 2: Tæl til 90 (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.