What is Borgen About?
Borgen is a compelling Danish political drama television series that aired from 2010 to 2013, earning international acclaim. Created by Adam Price, its title literally translates to 'The Castle', a local term for Christiansborg Palace, the setting of Denmark's government. The series revolves around its central character, Birgitte Nyborg, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen, who becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark against all odds. Nyborg's relentless journey is wound with the complexities of Danish politics, media intrusions, and personal tribulations. Written with authenticity, the series delves into the undercurrents of a political arena marked with power struggles, coalitions, intrigue, and deal-making. It also highlights the impact of Nyborg's political life on her personal relationships and family dynamics. Borgen brilliantly captures the stark reality of the political landscape while offering a character-driven narrative that both informs and moves the audience.
The first episode of Borgen aired on September 26, 2010 and the most recent episode to air was on March 10, 2013.