Why Borgen

We’re in to season two here in the UK.

Some have already written about the appeal of the series; hot to jump on the back for the love of all things Northern European. Everybody wants to be Nordic here.

Some are not all that interested and find the overall feeling to be bland and don’t like subtitles.

So what do I like about it?

I suppose thus far Birgitte (I once knew a Birgitte – girlfriend of artist Ivan Jones) seems quite human – a far cry from our politicos. She hurts, she makes gaffs, she gets mad and she can be tough.

She has the intelligence to ask the Colonel what he thinks should be done in Afghanistan. She has the ability to act without ego. Now that is rare.

Will events change her, will she become more susceptible to corruption as her own personal life drifts from her – especially her children.

I also think that her OH ran out on her very quickly – he could have tried harder.

But I suppose the biggest appeal of Borgen is that it takes the edge off our own skewed political scene and very much shows up our politicos behaviour.

Want to leave Britain? So many do.

Want Mrs Borgen in charge? Yeah. I watch Nicola Sturgeon with interest.

Westminster – get yourselves sorted or your people will get real mad!

There is no reason why all over the country, people can’t come together, hold debates, conferences, gatherings to talk about democracy. Do it. Get together and talk.

Denmark for me though has always been about Hans Christian Anderson long before Borgen. Loved his wee tales as a child.


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