History Series / Borgen

10th May '17 12:54:25 PM JamesAustin
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Well, Denmark, but part of the reason Nyborg resolves the Kharun conflict is to improve upon Denmark's reputation as a xenophobic country.



* BookEnds: In the first episode, Birgitte and her family enter Christiansborg in triumph after an unexpectedly successful election - and then again in the last one.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: In the first episode, Birgitte and her family enter Christiansborg in triumph after an unexpectedly successful election - and then again in the last one.



* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Prime Minister]]: Nyborg, when her ex starts seeing another woman that her children like.

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* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Prime Minister]]: ClingyJealousGirl: Nyborg, when her ex starts seeing another woman that her children like.



* ContemplativeBoss: Birgitte at the end of the credit sequence.

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* ContemplativeBoss: Birgitte is shown with her back to the viewer while looking out of a window and with her arms folded behind her at the end of the credit sequence.



* CreatorProvincialism: Averted in Season 2 with the Afghanistan and Kharun storylines.

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* CreatorProvincialism: The government is shown mostly dealing with the country's internal affairs rather than international ones. Averted in Season 2 with the Afghanistan and Kharun storylines.



* DarkSecret: Kasper's childhood. [[spoiler:He was sexually abused by his father, who also let other pedophiles have their way with him. Kasper eventually snapped and stabbed his father, leading him to be sent in a juvenile institution with his identity changed.]] Kasper remains haunted by his past, and tries to keep it hidden from Katrine through pathological lies, until he eventually sends her a [[spoiler: recording of the news story reporting his father's arrest]]. It is also the reason why Kasper [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rips into]] Saltum [[spoiler:when he moves to lower Denmark's legal age of criminal responsibility to 12.]]

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* DarkSecret: Kasper's childhood. [[spoiler:He was sexually abused by his father, who also let other pedophiles have their way with him. Kasper eventually snapped and stabbed his father, leading him to be sent in a juvenile institution with his identity changed.]] Kasper remains haunted by his past, and tries to keep it hidden from Katrine through pathological lies, until he eventually sends her a [[spoiler: [[spoiler:a recording of the news story reporting his father's arrest]]. It is also the reason why Kasper [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rips into]] Saltum [[spoiler:when he moves to lower Denmark's legal age of criminal responsibility to 12.]]



* [[AmericaSavesTheDay Denmark Saves the Day]]: Part of the reason Nyborg resolves the Kharun conflict is to improve upon Denmark's reputation as a xenophobic country.



* HotScoop: Katrine, who bears a noticeable resemblance to Creator/BilliePiper.

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* HotScoop: Katrine, who Katrine is a journalist whose beauty is certainly noted in-universe. Her actress, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, even bears a noticeable resemblance to Creator/BilliePiper.



* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Call Boy]]: The source of Höxenhaven's demise.

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* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class HighClassCallGirl: A High-Class Call Boy]]: The ''Boy'' becomes the source of Höxenhaven's demise.



* HouseHusband: Phillip. And of course no-one bats an eyelid. Because this is Denmark. And Denmark rocks.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Justice Minister]]: Birgitte's reaction when she discovers that [[spoiler:Höx leaked a recording of Anne Sophie contemplating abduction in order to save his job]].

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* HouseHusband: Phillip. And Denmark having a different view of gender roles than in the Americas, of course no-one bats an eyelid. Because this is Denmark. And Denmark rocks.
eyelid.
* [[IHaveNoSon I IHaveNoSon: An odd "I Have No Justice Minister]]: Minister" example is Birgitte's reaction when she discovers that [[spoiler:Höx leaked a recording of Anne Sophie contemplating abduction in order to save his job]].



%%* JerkAss: Laugesen. Saltum, too.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Alex Hjort, Torbenís boss in season 3. Heís smug, condescending and only cares about the ratings, but Torbenís serious high standards are of little interest to the viewers, who are paying for TV1 with their tax money, and his suggestion to liven up the first debate turns out to be a success. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] towards the end of the season when he goes too far with the third debate.

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%%* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Laugesen. Saltum, too.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Alex Hjort, Torbenís Torben's boss in season 3. Heís smug, condescending and only cares about the ratings, but Torbenís serious high standards are of little interest to the viewers, who are paying for TV1 TV 1 with their tax money, and his suggestion to liven up the first debate turns out to be a success. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] towards the end of the season when he goes too far with the third debate.



* MandatoryUnretirement: After giving up politics, Amir gets dragged in again when Birgitte picks him as her necessary Arabic-speaking and Islamic representative in the Kharun peace talks.

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* MandatoryUnretirement: MandatoryUnretirement:
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After giving up politics, Amir gets dragged in again when Birgitte picks him as her necessary Arabic-speaking and Islamic representative in the Kharun peace talks.



* MarriedToTheJob: As Bent reveals at the end of series 1, virtually everyone in Christiansborg suffers from this to some extent. Divorces and open marriages are common among the politicians.

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* MarriedToTheJob: MarriedToTheJob:
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As Bent reveals at the end of series 1, virtually everyone in Christiansborg suffers from this to some extent. Divorces and open marriages are common among the politicians.



* {{Mentor}}: Bent to Nyborg; Friis and Hanne Holm to Katrine.

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* {{Mentor}}: MentorArchetype: Bent to Nyborg; Friis and Hanne Holm to Katrine.



** In season 3, TV1's Torben Friis is asked by his boss to sex up political coverage with game show-style political debates, etc.

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** In season 3, TV1's TV 1's Torben Friis is asked by his boss to sex up political coverage with game show-style political debates, etc.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Balding strong-man president of a former Soviet state with a questionable human rights record and significant clout on the future of Danish energy production, anyone?
** Not to mention the Danish captain of industry.
** Saltum bears a major physical resemblance to the late [[http://www.jyskeslaegter.dk/Uploads/3659/2012-06-02-04-28-20-970-171a1191-db8c-4d39-8253-a12e992e33c7.jpg Mogens Glistrup]], a far-right party leader.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Balding strong-man president of a former Soviet state with a questionable human rights record and significant clout on the future of Danish energy production, anyone?
** Not to mention the Danish captain of industry.
**
NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Saltum bears a major physical resemblance to the late [[http://www.jyskeslaegter.dk/Uploads/3659/2012-06-02-04-28-20-970-171a1191-db8c-4d39-8253-a12e992e33c7.jpg Mogens Glistrup]], a far-right party leader.leader.
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%% OK, someone has to say who these two characters mentioned below are similar to in real life, because the description given for the first one is way too vague, and the second one doesn't have a description at all.
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%% ** Balding strong-man president of a former Soviet state with a questionable human rights record and Soviet significant clout on the future of Danish energy production, anyone?
%% ** Not to mention the Danish captain of industry.



** Saltum, who is incredibly racist, and quite redneck-ish. Also, Laugesen, who's homophobic but who at least professes to be left-wing.
** Islamophobic e-mails bring down Laugesen, and he's also shown to be fairly sexist towards Nyborg, bigoted towards immigrants, and basically completely unprincipled in the pursuit of power. Once his political career is over and he takes over as editor of the ''Ekspres'' he becomes an anti-PC populist, and when Nyborg goes after the Moderates in Season 3 the ''Ekspres'' starts running muck-raking headlines about what a bitch she is, suggesting that Laugesen ends up in bed with the Moderates.

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** Saltum, who is incredibly racist, and can come to an American viewer as quite redneck-ish. Also, Laugesen, who's homophobic but who redneck-ish.
** Laugesen
at least first professes to be left-wing.
** Islamophobic e-mails bring down Laugesen, and
left-wing, but he's also later shown to be fairly homophobic, sexist towards Nyborg, bigoted towards immigrants, and basically completely unprincipled in the pursuit of power.power, and Islamophobic e-mails eventually bring down his political career. Once his political career is over and he takes over as editor of the ''Ekspres'' he becomes an anti-PC populist, and when Nyborg goes after the Moderates in Season 3 the ''Ekspres'' starts running muck-raking headlines about what a bitch she is, suggesting that Laugesen ends up in bed with the Moderates.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: In Episode 12, being assigned to the EU as a commissioner is described as this since it apparently has been used to get rid of politicians who were too troublesome on the homefront; the discussion provides the episode title, "In Brussels, No-one Can Hear You Scream".

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: In Episode 12, being assigned to the EU as a commissioner is described as this since it apparently has been used to get rid of politicians who were too troublesome on the homefront; the discussion provides the episode title, "In Brussels, No-one No One Can Hear You Scream".



** In S01E02, Hanne Holm gives a particularly vocal one about Katrine's shallow understanding of journalism.

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** In S01E02, the second episode, Hanne Holm gives a particularly vocal one about Katrine's shallow understanding of journalism.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Kind of in limbo between the two, actually. Becomes especially apparent in comparison with its [[Series/TheWestWing highly idealistic American]] and [[Series/TheThickOfIt incredibly cynical British]] [[TransAtlanticEquivalent counterparts]].
** The show partly focuses on Nyborg's struggles to reach her goals and make her premiership a success without compromising her integrity.
** Bent slides towards idealism...
** ...while Kasper slides towards cynicism. So does Amir, eventually.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Kind of in limbo between the two, actually. Becomes especially apparent in comparison with its [[Series/TheWestWing highly idealistic American]] and [[Series/TheThickOfIt incredibly cynical British]] [[TransAtlanticEquivalent counterparts]].
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counterparts]]. The show partly focuses on Nyborg's struggles to reach her goals and make her premiership a success without compromising her integrity.
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integrity. Bent slides towards idealism...
** ...
idealism, while Kasper slides towards cynicism. So With the latter, so does Amir, eventually.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Many of the characters are fluent in English and use it frequently in conversations with non-Danes, Birgitte in particular. Made less surprising by the fact that 86% of Danes are actually fluent in English.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: StrawmanNewsMedia: In season 3, Alex Hjort, the Head of Programmes for TV 1, persistently attempts to dumb-down the channel's news coverage in relentless pursuit of ratings, which wouldn't be so bad except that he seems to believe that there's no conflict between this and the station's reputation for 'integrity', and he treats the people who work under him as morons. Witness his CatchPhrase: whenever people try to argue that he's wrecking the show and is acting like a {{Jerkass}}, he gets a call on his mobile, turns his back on his discontented employees, says to the person on the other end 'Oh, nothing, it's just a staff issue' and walks away. [[spoiler: Eventually he goes too far, provokes a mutiny among the anchors, and gets fired.]]
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish:
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Many of the characters are fluent in English and use it frequently in conversations with non-Danes, Birgitte in particular. Made less surprising by the fact that 86% of Danes are actually fluent in English.



* ViewersAreMorons: Invoked in Alex's attempts to reshape TV1's news broadcasts.

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* ViewersAreMorons: Invoked in Alex's attempts to reshape TV1's TV 1's news broadcasts.



* WalkAndTalk: usually averted, but employed deliberately in the finale of series 2, to express the different style of running government while Thorsen is in charge.

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* WalkAndTalk: usually Usually averted, but employed deliberately in the finale of series 2, to express the different style of running government while Thorsen is in charge.



** [[spoiler:Phillip]] has a fling with [[spoiler:one of his students]] when the pressure heís under becomes too much for him. [[spoiler:This is one of the reasons he things itís best that he and Birgitte divorce by the end of season 1.]]

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** [[spoiler:Phillip]] has a fling with [[spoiler:one of his students]] when the pressure heís under becomes too much for him. [[spoiler:This is one of the reasons he things itís thinks it's best that he and Birgitte divorce by the end of season 1.]]
10th May '17 10:52:47 AM JamesAustin
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27th Aug '16 12:36:07 PM najhoant
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* KickedUpstairs: Nyborg ejects Jacob Kruse from her inner circle and appoints him as Denmark's EU Commissioner when he betrays her and Bent.

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* KickedUpstairs: Nyborg ejects Jacob Kruse from her inner circle and appoints him as Denmark's EU Commissioner when he betrays her and Bent.Bent by [[spoiler:deliberately endangering Bent by not sharing that he'd had a stroke and should cut back on work]], all to lay groundwork for his own future campaign for prime minister. To make it worse, because he is assigned late, he is given a very minor position.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: In Episode 12, being assigned to the EU as a commissioner is described as this since it apparently has been used to get rid of politicians who were too troublesome on the homefront; the discussion provides the episode title, "In Brussels, No-one Can Hear You Scream".



%%** Kasper to Saltum.

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%%** ** Kasper gives one to Saltum.Saltum in Episode 16, calling him a "political parasite".
19th May '16 3:40:20 AM TrollBrutal
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not evil, but certainly not good. The show has a rogues gallery of careerist backstabbers, particularly Höxenhaven. And from the second series, [[spoiler: Jakob Kruse]]. In the season 3 finale, Nyborg herself; when her party gets enough votes in the general election to hold the balance of power, she's offered the chance of being prime minister of an extremely diverse and potentially unstable coalition government, which would also include the racist Freedom Party, whose increasing influence was one of the things she re-entered politics to stop. [[spoiler: She plays the trope straight, deciding that it's in the country's best interest that she form a much more stable coalition with the Liberal party that gained the most votes, on condition that they make concessions to her party's policies, even though it means that she doesn't get to be prime minister (again). As a consolation, it appears likely at the end she will become Foreign Minister.]]
%%* AmicablyDivorced: By season 3, [[spoiler:the Nyborgs]]; by mid-season 3, [[spoiler:Kasper and Katrine.]]

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not evil, but certainly not good. The show has a rogues gallery of careerist backstabbers, particularly Höxenhaven. And from the second series, [[spoiler: Jakob Kruse]]. In Kruse]], who compromises the season 3 finale, Nyborg herself; when her party gets enough votes in the general election to hold the balance of power, she's offered the chance of being prime minister of an extremely diverse and potentially unstable coalition government, which would also include the racist Freedom Party, whose increasing influence was one principles of the things she re-entered politics to stop. [[spoiler: She plays the trope straight, deciding that it's in the country's best interest that she form pary and creates a much more stable coalition with the Liberal party that gained the most votes, on condition that they make concessions to her party's policies, even though it means that she doesn't get to be prime minister (again). As a consolation, it appears likely at the end she will become Foreign Minister.]]
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split for it.
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AmicablyDivorced: By season 3, [[spoiler:the Nyborgs]]; by mid-season 3, [[spoiler:Kasper and Katrine.]]]] . All of them are very civil and friendly to their respective exes.
16th Apr '16 9:36:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** The [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Suspiciously Specific Disclaimer]] mentioned below implies that the main diverging point for the series is 1982.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not evil, but certainly not good. The show has a rogues gallery of careerist backstabbers, particularly Höxenhaven.
** And from the second series, [[spoiler: Jakob Kruse]].
*** In the season 3 finale, Nyborg herself; when her party gets enough votes in the general election to hold the balance of power, she's offered the chance of being prime minister of an extremely diverse and potentially unstable coalition government, which would also include the racist Freedom Party, whose increasing influence was one of the things she re-entered politics to stop. [[spoiler: She plays the trope straight, deciding that it's in the country's best interest that she form a much more stable coalition with the Liberal party that gained the most votes, on condition that they make concessions to her party's policies, even though it means that she doesn't get to be prime minister (again). As a consolation, it appears likely at the end she will become Foreign Minister.]]
* AmicablyDivorced: By season 3, [[spoiler:the Nyborgs]]; by mid-season 3, [[spoiler:Kasper and Katrine.]]
* ArmouredClosetGay: [[spoiler:Höxenhaven]].
* BadBoss: Laugesen.

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** The [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Suspiciously Specific Disclaimer]] mentioned below implies that the main diverging point for the series is 1982.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not evil, but certainly not good. The show has a rogues gallery of careerist backstabbers, particularly Höxenhaven.
**
Höxenhaven. And from the second series, [[spoiler: Jakob Kruse]].
***
Kruse]]. In the season 3 finale, Nyborg herself; when her party gets enough votes in the general election to hold the balance of power, she's offered the chance of being prime minister of an extremely diverse and potentially unstable coalition government, which would also include the racist Freedom Party, whose increasing influence was one of the things she re-entered politics to stop. [[spoiler: She plays the trope straight, deciding that it's in the country's best interest that she form a much more stable coalition with the Liberal party that gained the most votes, on condition that they make concessions to her party's policies, even though it means that she doesn't get to be prime minister (again). As a consolation, it appears likely at the end she will become Foreign Minister.]]
* %%* AmicablyDivorced: By season 3, [[spoiler:the Nyborgs]]; by mid-season 3, [[spoiler:Kasper and Katrine.]]
* %%* ArmouredClosetGay: [[spoiler:Höxenhaven]].
* %%* BadBoss: Laugesen.



* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Amir.

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* %%* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Amir.



* TheCynic: Kasper.

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* %%* TheCynic: Kasper.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Troels]]

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* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Troels]]



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* [[BritishBrevity European Brevity]]

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* EpisodeTitleCard
* [[BritishBrevity European Brevity]]
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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Kasper]]
* FictionalPoliticalParty: There's the Moderates (who are social liberals, and slightly left-leaning economically), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Labour Party]], the Liberals (who are right-wing) and the nationalist Freedom Party.
** The seven parties are not the real-life ones in Denmark, but some mirror the actual ones to a degree. They also seem to represent a simplified left-right "sliding scale" that's easier for the viewer to understand. Nyborg's centre-left coalition consists of:

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* %%* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Kasper]]
* FictionalPoliticalParty: There's the Moderates (who are social liberals, and slightly left-leaning economically), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Labour Party]], the Liberals (who are right-wing) and the nationalist Freedom Party.
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The seven parties are not the real-life ones in Denmark, but some mirror the actual ones to a degree. They also seem to represent a simplified left-right "sliding scale" that's easier for the viewer to understand. understand.
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Nyborg's centre-left coalition consists of:



* FieryRedhead: Nete, in the third series.
* FootDraggingDivorcee: Nyborg.

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* %%* FieryRedhead: Nete, in the third series.
* %%* FootDraggingDivorcee: Nyborg.



* GreenEyedMonster: Kasper doesn't take Katrine's relationship with Benjamin well.
** Also [[spoiler: Birgitte]], who becomes suspicious of [[spoiler:Phillip's (innocent) relationship with one of his female students]].

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* GreenEyedMonster: GreenEyedMonster:
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Kasper doesn't take Katrine's relationship with Benjamin well.
** Also [[spoiler: Birgitte]], who becomes suspicious of [[spoiler:Phillip's (innocent) relationship with one of his female students]].



* InformedFlaw: Kasper has a reputation as a heart-breaker, but on-screen he shows interest in a grand total of three women, only one of whom he ever actually had a relationship with.
** Less so in series 2, when we start to see more of Kasper's dysfunctional dealings with women.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Birgitte and Bent.

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* InformedFlaw: Kasper has a reputation as a heart-breaker, but on-screen he shows interest in a grand total of three women, only one of whom he ever actually had a relationship with. \n** Less so in series 2, when we start to see more of Kasper's dysfunctional dealings with women.
* %%* IntergenerationalFriendship: Birgitte and Bent.



* JerkAss: Laugesen. Saltum, too.

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* %%* JerkAss: Laugesen. Saltum, too.



* NewMediaAreEvil: As the editor of the tabloid ''Ekspres'', Laugesen uses [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal vitriolic viral video]] editorials to constantly criticize Nyborg and her coalition allies. DR runs a fake website for ''Ekspres'' which features videos by both Laugesen and Saltum.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: NewMediaAreEvil:
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As the editor of the tabloid ''Ekspres'', Laugesen uses [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal vitriolic viral video]] editorials to constantly criticize Nyborg and her coalition allies. DR runs a fake website for ''Ekspres'' which features videos by both Laugesen and Saltum.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Kasper's attempt to damage Amir's image to make the Greens more co-operative leads to Amir getting monstered by the press so badly that he gives up politics completely, the Greens leave the coalition, and Birgitte is left leading a minority government.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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[[spoiler:Kasper's attempt to damage Amir's image to make the Greens more co-operative leads to Amir getting monstered by the press so badly that he gives up politics completely, the Greens leave the coalition, and Birgitte is left leading a minority government.]]



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Balding strong-man president of a former Soviet state with a questionable human rights record and significant clout on the future of Danish energy production, anyone?

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
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Balding strong-man president of a former Soviet state with a questionable human rights record and significant clout on the future of Danish energy production, anyone?



* OffTheWagon: Inevitably, Hanne Holm.

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* %%* OffTheWagon: Inevitably, Hanne Holm.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Saltum, who is incredibly racist, and quite redneck-ish. Also, Laugesen, who's homophobic but who at least professes to be left-wing.
** Also, Islamophobic e-mails bring down Laugesen, and he's also shown to be fairly sexist towards Nyborg, bigoted towards immigrants, and basically completely unprincipled in the pursuit of power. Once his political career is over and he takes over as editor of the ''Ekspres'' he becomes an anti-PC populist, and when Nyborg goes after the Moderates in Season 3 the ''Ekspres'' starts running muck-raking headlines about what a bitch she is, suggesting that Laugesen ends up in bed with the Moderates.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain:
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Saltum, who is incredibly racist, and quite redneck-ish. Also, Laugesen, who's homophobic but who at least professes to be left-wing.
** Also, Islamophobic e-mails bring down Laugesen, and he's also shown to be fairly sexist towards Nyborg, bigoted towards immigrants, and basically completely unprincipled in the pursuit of power. Once his political career is over and he takes over as editor of the ''Ekspres'' he becomes an anti-PC populist, and when Nyborg goes after the Moderates in Season 3 the ''Ekspres'' starts running muck-raking headlines about what a bitch she is, suggesting that Laugesen ends up in bed with the Moderates.



** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* TheRival: Hesselboe to Nyborg.

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** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
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%%* TheRival: Hesselboe to Nyborg.



* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:Laura]].

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* %%* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:Laura]].



** Kasper to Saltum.

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** %%** Kasper to Saltum.



* [[HesBack She's Back]]: The tone of Season 2's end as Nyborg returns from leave and calls for a new general election...
** ...only to be averted when Season 3 reveals she was forced to resign after her government lost the election.



* SlapSlapKiss: Kasper and Katrine.

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* %%* SlapSlapKiss: Kasper and Katrine.



* UndyingLoyalty: Kasper and Bent to Nyborg.

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* %%* UndyingLoyalty: Kasper and Bent to Nyborg.



* TheWarOnTerror: A central plot point in two episodes of series 1, which concern the question of CIA rendition flights and expansion of the military budget, respectively.
** And continued somewhat at the start of Season 2, when Nyborg is forced to reconsider her earlier promise of withdrawing Danish troops from Afghanistan.
* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Mor?]]: Birgitte and her kids constantly, and [[spoiler:Katrine and her son in the final season]].

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* TheWarOnTerror: A central plot point in two episodes of series 1, which concern the question of CIA rendition flights and expansion of the military budget, respectively.
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respectively. And continued somewhat at the start of Season 2, when Nyborg is forced to reconsider her earlier promise of withdrawing Danish troops from Afghanistan.
* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Mor?]]: WhenYouComingHomeDad: Birgitte and her kids constantly, and [[spoiler:Katrine and her son in the final season]].



* WomenAreWiser: Played with.

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* %%* WomenAreWiser: Played with.



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: According to Bayanov.

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* %%* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: According to Bayanov.
6th Dec '15 8:19:42 AM TheAnecdotalist
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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Many of the characters are fluent in English and use it frequently in conversations with non-Danes, Birgitte in particular.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Many of the characters are fluent in English and use it frequently in conversations with non-Danes, Birgitte in particular. Made less surprising by the fact that 86% of Danes are actually fluent in English.
10th Nov '15 8:27:37 PM Quag15
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The supporting characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the public broadcaster [=TV1=]; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' (think ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers TheSun]]'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.

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The supporting characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the public broadcaster [=TV1=]; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' (think ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers TheSun]]'') The Sun]]'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.
10th Nov '15 8:27:12 PM Quag15
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The supporting characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the public broadcaster [=TV1=]; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' (think ''Newspaper/TheSun'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.

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The supporting characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the public broadcaster [=TV1=]; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' (think ''Newspaper/TheSun'') ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers TheSun]]'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.
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Other characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the public broadcaster TV1; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' (think ''Newspaper/TheSun'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.

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Other The supporting characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the public broadcaster TV1; [=TV1=]; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' (think ''Newspaper/TheSun'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.
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Other characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the newspaper ''Ekspressen'' (think [[BritishNewspapers The Sun]]) which she highly dislikes, her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom, Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her, Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad, and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' editor-in-chief and ManipulativeBastard.

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Other characters are Katrine Fønsmark, a surprisingly intelligent journalist with a job at the newspaper ''Ekspressen'' (think [[BritishNewspapers The Sun]]) which she highly dislikes, public broadcaster TV1; her fellow journalist Hanne Holm, an equally bright, but [[LadyDrunk alcoholic]] TeamMom, TeamMom; Kasper Juul, Birgitte's brilliant media consultant and Katrine's ex-boyfriend, who still carries a torch for her, her; Bent Sejrø, Birgitte's mentor and TeamDad, TeamDad; and Michael Laugesen, the former Labour Party leader turned ''Ekspressen'' editor-in-chief (think ''Newspaper/TheSun'') tabloid editor and ManipulativeBastard.
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