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Borgen: Power & GloryBorgen: Power & Glory

Borgen: Power & Glory

A gripping political thriller that imagines a Danish woman in top power

Drama, War & Politics

best
THE VERY BEST

8.5

show

Denmark

Danish

Binge-Worthy, Challenging, Character-driven

2010

Benedikte Hansen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Emil Poulsen

60 min

Synopsis

40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg secures her party a landslide victory through her idealism and huge effort, then faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible.

Our Take

8.5
The Staff

Netflix’s resurrection of the hit Danish drama Borgen comes in the form of Borgen: Power & Glory, a miniseries that sees Birgitte Nyborg (played by powerhouse Sidse Babett Knudsen) step down as prime minister and take over the foreign minister position while wrangling over power, principle, and family. In this particular revival, Birgitte butts head with the new prime minister, who is all for drilling oil in the autonomous region of Greenland despite Birgitte’s firm stance against climate change. The event turns into a geopolitical crisis that tests Birgitte’s values.

The series is as whipsmart, relevant, and funny as ever, although if you haven’t seen previous seasons of the show yet, don’t fret. Borgen: Power & Glory efficiently catches you up on all you need to know in the first few minutes. It’s a standalone, engaging drama that’s a breeze to go through at just eight episodes.

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