Thursday, October 15, 2015
Now that Bernie wants us to look at Denmark's social policies, my interest in Danish TV takes on an aura of "current events." Netflix brings you the world! My favorite show is Borgen which goes on for three seasons so it must have been a favorite in the Democratic Socialist country.
It follows the career and personal life of the first female Prime Minister. We get high-stakes bargaining among the various parties in a parliamentary system, orchestrated by a determined and high-minded pro who takes humane policies seriously and is up to the infighting. (Oh, if only Hilary was for real.)
This plays against the equally dramatic scenes of domestic turmoil caused by her 24/7 career. Another plot involves the Prime Minister's "spin-doctor" and the relentless, ambitious news team who cover it all.
Bernie is on to something. Borgen portrays a complicated but better world than the mean and terrifying House of Cards.