Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Borgen (Danish TV series on DVD)

I have become captivated by the Danish TV series Borgen.  It is the story of Birgitte Nyborg the lovely cabinet minister who accidentally becomes Prime Minister following a controversial election.  With the help of her spin doctor adviser and a senior cabinet minister, she learns how to be Prime Minister.

Birgitte’s family life suffers from her political aspirations and at times it is heartbreaking to watch.  However, it is some of the finest television being written.  This series has become popular in Europe and in the US and it is easy to see why.

I can’t recommend it enough.  If you want an excellent TV series on a cold snowy weekend, try Borgen.  With a cup of hot tea, entertainment doesn't get better.