I will also miss once again the beautiful Birgitte Hjort Sorensen as the intrepid journalist Katrine, whom I have quite a crush on.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Bye Bye Borgen
Tonight sees the final 2 episodes of Borgen series 2 air on BBC4, which means it'll probably be another year before we get to see it again, with series 3. As with series 1 last year I have been absolutely hooked these past 5 weeks thanks to BBC4's double billing each Saturday night from 9pm to 11pm. I will, quite controversially perhaps, claim that this is the finest Danish export we have been treated to, yes even better than The Killing. I love the political machinations, seeing how parties interact and what similarities, good and bad, there are between government here and government there. I also love the human aspect of the show as States Minister Birgitte tries to juggle her family and her personal life with her endlessly demanding professional one. She is excellently played by Sidse Babett Knudsen.
But, the good news is as one excellent foreign language drama comes to a close, we have the return next Saturday of another; the excellent French thriller Spiral which will commence its 4th series on BBC4. WOO! I love Spiral for its graphic gritty depiction of crime and the search for justice in a Paris you seldom see in fiction. Plus, it also helps that like Borgen, Spiral has an absolutely gorgeous actress in the mix. The divine Audrey Fleurot