Birgitte Nyborg has been Denmark's Prime Minister for two years - years that have taken their toll on her private life. She must now balance her role of PM with that of divorcee and single-mother. Politically, she has succeeded in earning the respect of both her political allies and enemies, but tensions between parties are mounting. Denmark's participation in international wars as well as certain central domestic policy issues are driving a wedge through the parliament and Birgitte is increasingly finding herself having to make questionable compromises. Series 2 sees the return of journalist Katrine Fonsmark who, having moved to the Ekspres newspaper, finds herself being morally and ethically challenged by the ruthless editor-in-chief, Michael Laugesen. Meanwhile, Kasper Juul, who continues to work as Birgitte Nyborg's spin doctor, struggles to suppress his inner demons as his past threatens to intrude on his relationship with new girlfriend, Lotte.
This is a subtitled Danish series. I had not ever seen a Danish production before and am happy I have, the acting is fantastic the plot electric. This series is about the Prime minister during the Afgan conflict and the personal life of her and those around her. It is dramatic and gripping but is immensely believable. It is the sort of series it would be easy to lose a weekend with.