Borgen

Borgen

Season 2

DVD - 2013 | Danish
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In this second season of Denmark's blockbuster political drama, viewers continue to follow the country's first female Prime Minister, Birgitte Nyborg, her cynical spin doctor, Kasper Juul, the ambitious journalist, Katrine Fn̜smark and her more seasoned colleague, Hanne Holm. Birgitte has been Denmark's Prime Minister for two years - years that have taken their toll on her private life. She must now balance her role as PM with that of divorced single mother of two.--Container
Publisher: [Falls Church, VA] : MHz Networks Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: DVD TV BORG 2
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (580 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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JLMason
Jun 16, 2017

Even better than the excellent first season, Borgen Season 2 shows a confident, but troubled prime minister working to carry out her reform legislation while dealing with a fractious coalition, a circling opposition, and a tumultuous home life. One is struck by how alone she is. The series is characterized by the intelligence of its scripts, its humanity, the believability of its characters, and the quality of its acting. The theme of each story is introduced by a notable quote and its thread cleverly and sometimes subtly winds through the political action and personal lives of the characters. "You can't plant a tree in January", says Kasper at the beginning of one episode, casually tossing away the tree symbolically "planted" by the coalition partners to launch an environmental reform campaign that withers due to underlying disagreements and heavy-handed tactics. Brilliant and thought provoking, this series is TV at its finest.

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vickder
Aug 08, 2016

I enjoyed Season two even more than Season 1. Excellent character development, an interesting blend of political and personal lives, with a focus on the impact of politics on the lives of the Prime Minister's children.

TSCPL_MegP May 27, 2016

I've never been so excited for season two of any series! This season, the Prime Minister is established in her office and we begin to see how she learns to work the political system while managing an increasingly unmanageable home life. Whether we like to admit it or not, a woman must deal with notably different issues than men do, but with no less intellect or ambition. The relationship between the Spin Doctor and the Journalist is equally compelling.

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empbee
Oct 05, 2015

Better and better. One of my few favorites. Natural characters, believable acting.

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Lavenderseas
Jan 30, 2014

Awesome! Sidse Babett Knudson rocks in the role of PM. Another super Danish production! Yeah Bellingham Library for having these in the collection.

WVMLJJ Nov 29, 2013

I like it and so does Stephen King. Way better than West Wing - after all, it's Danish.

xaipe Sep 06, 2013

"Borgen" features a female prime minister who leans on her trusted male adviser to handle battles as conspiratorial and ruthless as any Borgia power struggle. I am on the second series (also on LINK TV) and I have a hard time ripping myself away from watching it all at one sitting on DVD. It's also a study of how power profoundly changes and often corrupts those in high office. I heard that NBC is starting to do an American adaptation (read destruction) of this series. A bit of a slow start and not for those allergic to subtitles, subtlety, or intelligent discussions. I find it completely addictive.

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