History Series / Borgen

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.
5th Sep '15 10:14:24 AM Scoutstr295
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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.
5th Sep '15 10:13:54 AM Scoutstr295
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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.
24th Jul '15 2:40:51 PM SilentHunterUK
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** 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.
24th Jun '15 1:09:15 AM kilian
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* DecoyProtagonist: Laugesen is introduced as the leader of the labour party, which would make him the principal antagonist of the heroine. But he is immediately removed from office and turns to journalism, which makes him more of a minor annoyance.
27th Sep '14 7:51:29 AM SvartiKotturinn
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"Borgen" is Danish for "The Fortress", a nickname for the Christiansborg Palace, the centre of the Danish government. The actual Danish pronunciation is more like "Bauwen". (DR market this with the overseas title ''Government'', but neither the BBC or Link TV chose to use that name when transmitting it in English.) The show is a Danish GovernmentProcedural by Adam Price, running from 2010 to 2013. It has been critically acclaimed for its realistic [[FictionalPoliticalParty fictional parties]] and its lack of [[StrawmanPolitical strawman stereotypes]], getting very high ratings in Denmark. The main character is Prime Minister [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Birgitte Nyborg Christensen]], recently divorced from her husband and now trying to balance politics, personal problems and her two kids.
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"Borgen" is Danish for "The Fortress", a nickname for the Christiansborg Palace, the centre of the Danish government. The actual Danish pronunciation is more like "Bauwen". (DR market this with the overseas title ''Government'', but neither the BBC or Link TV chose to use that name when transmitting it in English.) The show is a Danish GovernmentProcedural by Adam Price, running from 2010 to 2013. It has been critically acclaimed for its realistic [[FictionalPoliticalParty fictional parties]] and its lack of [[StrawmanPolitical strawman stereotypes]], getting very high ratings in Denmark. The main character is Prime Minister [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Birgitte Nyborg Christensen]], recently divorced from her husband and now who is trying to balance politics, personal problems and her two kids.
11th Sep '14 4:13:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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moved to trivia
* LifeImitatesArt: Shortly after the series debuted on DR, Denmark elected its first female prime minister in real-life in the form of Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Her coalition: Social Democrats, Social Liberals and Socialist People's Party with Red-Green support, vey similar to Nyborg's coalition. ** In 2014, Schmidt's government was destablized after the Socialist People's Party quit her government, under circumstances not unlike the exit of the Greens from Nyborg's government in series two. ** One Danish politican advocated a bill of rights for sex workers - and was accused of only having done it because of she'd seen it on ''Borgen''.

* StarMakingRole: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk, and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen were already well-known in Denmark, but have earned international fame thanks to the series' exposure. ** Mikael Birkkjær, who plays Nyborg's ex-husband, became something of a sex symbol after ''Borgen'' premiered in Britain.
11th Sep '14 4:10:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HotScoop: Katrine, who bears a noticeable resemblance to BilliePiper.
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* HotScoop: Katrine, who bears a noticeable resemblance to BilliePiper.Creator/BilliePiper.
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