Thomas wrote and said I should watch it (thanks, Thomas). My mum thinks I should blog about it (thanks, mum). But the truth is, apart from an absurd situation where mum and dad encouraged Jane and me to watch an early episode about pig farming – absurd because we’re living in Denmark and had never seen it, and it was in Danish with English text – I’ve never watched an episode of Borgen. I know, head-shakingly curious, right?
Well, curious or not, apparently I really should watch this latest season – season 4 – as it is set in Greenland!
While some Greenland politicians are concerned/angry about the way the Greenland self rule is portrayed as something gifted to them by Denmark, rather than something they fought hard for, looking beyond that, it seems that the viewers are excited about the series.
The basic premise for this season is finding oil in Greenland. Which is fun for me as I was in Greenland during the first serious exploratory drilling. Oil fever was high and it went hand in hand with renewed dreams of independence.
Sound familiar? 😉
So, I think it’s time to fire up Netflix, and, for once, I don’t have to spend forty minutes searching for something.
If, like me, you’re new to Borgen, then it might help to know it is a Danish political drama with four seasons, starting in 2010. More from The Guardian.