History YMMV / Borgen

21st Aug '15 4:34:39 AM Jaro7788
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* {{Hypocrite}} Katerine is obviously fond of Nyborg (during interviews she is always polite to her and asks her questions that are easy to answer as well as likely to put Nyborg in a positive light; that's never the case when she interviews her political opponents) and even sleeps with her spin doctor, exchanging valuable information with him from time to time. That doesn't stop her from giving long rambled speeches on political independence and free journalism being threatened, especially by her boss.
13th Aug '15 8:30:20 AM Jaro7788
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* BrokenAesop: Plenty of it, but seeing that the show's main character is a not-so-moderate lef-wing politician most of whose rivals are either sexist, racist, pro-business, pro-American, anti-immigrant, conservative, nationalist, male, or, most of the time, all of the above, it's something that should be expected. ** One of the most glaring examples would be the seventh episode of Season 1. [[spoiler: While Anne Sophie Lindenkrone does eventually get her beating over the remark she made at a party some years ago about kindapping the Prime Minister's children, the episode's message is that it's the Ministry of Justice that bugged her office precisely due to said remark that's the bad guy here.]]
19th Jul '15 3:54:43 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Arguably being an [[AvertedTrope averted]] StrawmanPolitical, Svend Åge Saltum has quite a few of these opposite Birgitte, especially in the earlier series. Although he's obviously Birgitte's polar opposite in terms of policy, and the main characters usually treat him as a CardCarryingVillain who must be opposed at all cost (usually for good reason), his tirades about the nature of politics (during the coalition negociations in the first episode, and again after his WoundedGazelleGambit) are remarkably insightful coming from a populist xenophobe, and in an odd way he almost doubles as a mentor-figure for Birgitte (the [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] to Bent Sejrö's Blue Oni). Compare with Laugesen, to a certain extent Pernille Madsen, and from series 2, [[spoiler:Jakob Kruse]], who may profess to hold similar political views to Birgitte, but are consistently hypocritical {{Jerkass}}es who do everything to trip her up, which makes Saltum's obnoxious "Little Miss PC" catchphrase seem almost affectionate.
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: StrawmanHasAPoint: ** Arguably being an [[AvertedTrope averted]] StrawmanPolitical, Svend Åge Saltum has quite a few of these opposite Birgitte, especially in the earlier series. Although he's obviously Birgitte's polar opposite in terms of policy, and the main characters usually treat him as a CardCarryingVillain who must be opposed at all cost (usually for good reason), his tirades about the nature of politics (during the coalition negociations in the first episode, and again after his WoundedGazelleGambit) are remarkably insightful coming from a populist xenophobe, and in an odd way he almost doubles as a mentor-figure for Birgitte (the [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] to Bent Sejrö's Blue Oni). Compare with Laugesen, to a certain extent Pernille Madsen, and from series 2, [[spoiler:Jakob Kruse]], who may profess to hold similar political views to Birgitte, but are consistently hypocritical {{Jerkass}}es who do everything to trip her up, which makes Saltum's obnoxious "Little Miss PC" catchphrase seem almost affectionate.affectionate. ** Alex Hjort (see StrawmanNewsMedia below), despite being a raging JerkAss, points out that TV 1’s news programmes’ ratings have tanked, and they have to make some changes if they want to keep up with the competition. [[spoiler:He does go too far though, making the shows so populist and cheap that the employees stage a [[TheMutiny mutiny]] and get him fired.]]
7th Sep '14 5:47:26 AM SvartiKotturinn
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** From the Series 2 pilot, pretty much every scene involving bereaved father Jørgen Hedegård, whose son is killed in action in Afghanistan at the start of the episode.
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** From the Series 2 pilot, pretty much every scene involving bereaved father Jørgen Hedegård, whose son is killed in action in Afghanistan at the start of the episode.episode. ** Katrine and Kasper [[spoiler:reuniting after he tells her the whole story]] in [=S02E06=]. Their tearful, silent expressions are heart-wrenching.
19th Jan '14 10:31:38 PM torelma
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Arguably being an [[AvertedTrope averted]] StrawmanPolitical, Svend Åge Saltum has quite a few of these opposite Birgitte, especially in the earlier series. Although he's obviously Birgitte's polar opposite in terms of policy, and the main characters usually treat him as a CardCarryingVillain who must be opposed at all cost (usually for good reason), his tirades about the nature of politics (during the coalition negociations in the first episode, and again after his WoundedGazelleGambit) are remarkably insightful coming from a populist xenophobe, and in an odd way he almost doubles as a mentor-figure for Birgitte (the [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] to Bent Sejrö's Blue Oni). Compare with Laugesen, to a certain extent Pernille Madsen, and from series 2, [[spoiler:Jakob Kruse]], who may profess to hold similar political views to Birgitte, but are consistently hypocritical {{Jerkass}}es who do everything to trip her up, which makes Saltum's obnoxious "Little Miss PC" catchphrase seem almost affectionate.
16th Dec '13 4:32:18 PM 04tele
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* IdiotBall: Birgitte herself carries it for a while in Season 3 [[spoiler: when she refuses to tell her family that she's had surgery to remove precancerous cells, is undergoing radiotherapy, and that's why she's falling asleep on the couch for hours at a time.]]

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* IdiotBall: Birgitte herself carries it StrawmanNewsMedia: In season 3, Alex Hjort, the Head of Programmes for a while TV 1. He persistently attempts to dumb-down the news coverage in Season 3 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: when she refuses to tell her family that she's had surgery to remove precancerous cells, is undergoing radiotherapy, Eventually he goes too far, provokes a mutiny among the anchors, and that's why she's falling asleep on the couch for hours at a time.gets fired.]]
10th Dec '13 3:56:27 PM MagBas
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* CharacterDerailment: At some point between Season 2 and Season 3, Torben changes from an intelligent, responsible hard-headed but compassionate journalist into a hapless, philandering corporate shill who will do anything his StrawmanNewsMedia boss tells him to do.
10th Dec '13 2:59:52 PM 04tele
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* Anvilicious: Season 3 was criticised for being overtly preachy compared to the previous seasons, and for featuring several [[StrawmanPolitical Strawmen]], especially in the episode about prostitution.
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* Anvilicious: {{Anvilicious}}: Season 3 was criticised for being overtly preachy compared to the previous seasons, and for featuring several [[StrawmanPolitical Strawmen]], especially in the episode about prostitution.
10th Dec '13 2:59:28 PM 04tele
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* IdiotBall: Birgitte herself carries it for a while in Season 3 [[spoiler: when she refuses to tell her family that she's had surgery to remove precancerous cells, is undergoing radiotherapy, and that's why she's falling asleep on the couch for hours at a time.]]
10th Dec '13 2:57:36 PM 04tele
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* CharacterDerailment: At some point between Season 2 and Season 3, Torben changes from an intelligent, responsible hard-headed but compassionate journalist into a hapless, philandering corporate shill who will do anything his StrawmanNewsMedia boss tells him to do.

** From the Series 2 pilot, pretty much every scene involving bereaved father Jørgen Hedegård, whose son is killed in action in Afghanistan at the start of the episode.
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** From the Series 2 pilot, pretty much every scene involving bereaved father Jørgen Hedegård, whose son is killed in action in Afghanistan at the start of the episode.
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