Borgen: Power & Glory

Borgen: Power & Glory

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The iconic Danish political thriller series returns, almost a decade after its third season. More

Birgitte Nyborg is the newly appointed minister for foreign affairs when a drilling company suddenly discovers oil in Greenland. An event that marks the beginning of an international struggle for power in the Arctic, and one in which the otherwise so experienced politician, Nyborg must repeatedly accept that despite Denmark’s ‘big brother’ relationship with Greenland, when it comes to the international superpowers, it is Denmark that is the minor player – and a somewhat unruly one at that...

The season will also follow Katrine Fønsmark’s (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) journey. After being Birgitte’s head of press for a while, in the new season she is back in journalism where she has landed a job as head of the news department for a large, nationwide television station.

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2022Rating: TV-MADenmarkDanish with English subtitlesIngolf Gabold
Drama

Episodes

EPISODE 4.1

The Future Is Female

Birgitte Nyborg is the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs... More when oil is suddenly found in Greenland. Nyborg ran on a Green agenda, and for her there is no doubt that the oil project must be shut down as quickly as possible, but voices in Greenland - led by the Greenlandic Minister, Hans Eliassen - are, however, of a completely different opinion and so is Nyborg's boss, Prime Minister Signe Kragh.

EPISODE 4.2

Plague or Cholera

Birgitte Nyborg receives crucial information about the Russian owners of... More the company which is drilling for oil in Greenland. Asger Holm Kirkegaard, who is now on Greenlandic soil, is trying to help his minister while also trying to keep Hans Eliassen in check. Nyborg is called to the Foreign Policy Board, and to help a close ally, Nyborg decides to use a bold tactic which turns out to have greater consequences than she could have ever imagined.

EPISODE 4.3

The Land of Men

After her statements in the Foreign Policy Board, Birgitte Nyborg... More is threatened by a vote of no confidence, and when one of the Folketing's North Atlantic mandates expires, the government's majority begins to crumble. Nyborg now has two options: Either she must resign and stand by her ideals. Or she and thus also the government must change policy and suddenly advocate for the exploitation of oil. Moreover, she discovers that her son Magnus has suddenly become an additional political burden for her.

EPISODE 4.4

The Minister Does Not Wish to Comment

In the negotiations with Greenland regarding the distribution of oil... More revenues, Asger Holm Kirkegaard must play Birgitte Nyborg on the field, but the negotiation meeting with Nyborg is far from going as planned. Fønsmark has found decisive evidence that Nyborg lied to the Foreign Policy Board, and is trying with all her might to hold Nyborg responsible for her breach of the Ministerial Accountability Act. In his eagerness to achieve his journalistic goal, Fønsmark creates conflicts internally on TV1.

EPISODE 4.5

A Near-Arctic State

The Chinese delegation is making plans for oil extraction directly... More with the Greenlanders. Birgitte Nyborg's change of attitude has left her without quite a few political friends, and she is now also called to a meeting with the US Secretary of State, who demands that Nyborg intervene against China's actions in Greenland. Rumors about Katrine Fønsmark's leadership style are starting to swirl in the media, and she makes a drastic decision to stop it.

EPISODE 4.6

The Power of Denmark

The government is celebrating its first 100 days in power,... More but at the same time the unrest in New Democrats is rising. The Sirius Patrol is sent off to investigate a crashed drone, and suddenly they face unknown soldiers ... Asger Holm Kirkegaard and Emmy Rasmussen follow the events closely from the Arctic Command's headquarters, and the fateful hours bring them together once again. But this time they are discovered.

EPISODE 4.7

Just Make It Go Away

The unrest in New Democrats continues to rise, but Birgitte... More Nyborg stubbornly maintains to support the government's policy of advocating the exploitation of Greenlandic oil. The collaboration with Michael Laugesen becomes even closer, and together they lay out tactics for how Nyborg should get its party to conform. But Nyborg is not the only one in New Democrats who plays tactically.

EPISODE 4.8

Mother of the Sea

The decisive battle for the kingdom, power and honor must... More stand, and Birgitte Nyborg faces the biggest political challenge in her career, as she is challenged for the chairmanship of New Democrats. At the same time, Signe Kragh sends her to Greenland to sign the agreement on oil extraction. But the trip to Greenland will have a greater impact on Nyborg than anyone could have foreseen. At the same time, it is as if Katrine Fønsmark's world is falling apart.

Borgen: Power & Glory | Reviews

Danish political drama series is back and better than ever, a reminder of just how good it was - and miraculously still is - even as it grows darker to reflect our times.

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The Times

The Times

Borgen thrives with geopolitics at its heart.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Like a 2022 version of The West Wing, it is a fictional antidote to unbearable reality.

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Paste

Paste

Each episode of the series begins with an epigraph related to the hour’s theme, and those in Season 4 feel more pointed than ever...

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Decider

Decider

A welcome return for a terrific Danish political thriller that hasn’t let up the tension since its 2010 premiere.

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Times of India

Times of India

It’s sharp, intelligent, and gripping.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The bingeable narrative, which twists and turns and ticks along, feels just right for the show’s new home on a streaming service.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Borgen treats its viewers like intelligent adults — but adults who aren’t above light soap opera vibes.

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Borgen: Power & Glory | Release Details

Borgen: Power & Glory is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.