The Fortress

10 Best Episodes of The Fortress - Season 1

Borgen (The Government) is a drama series about the fight for political power โ€“ and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg, who through her idealism and huge effort secures her party a landslide victory and thus faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible. Privately, Birgitte leads a happy family life with her husband and two children. She is a woman with a burning commitment, a big heart and little time. Will she be able to be a successful and professional top politician and stay true to herself at the same time?

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 09, 2020.

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#10 - The Art of the Possible (Season 1 - Episode 3)

A few months into her term the new prime minister faces her first political crisis, and journalist Katrine Fรธnsmark considers how to deal with her unexpected pregnancy.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 181 votes.

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#9 - State Visit (Season 1 - Episode 6)


An official visit by the president of a former Soviet republic makes headlines when the president demands the arrest of a prominent political activist visiting Denmark at the same time.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 161 votes.

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#8 - Count to 90 (Season 1 - Episode 2)

After a successful election, Birgitte Nyborg looks set to become the Denmark's first female prime minister, but allies and opponents do their best to block her way.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 205 votes.

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#7 - Men Who Love Women (Season 1 - Episode 5)


The government's agenda on equal opportunities in corporate business brings pressure from the media as well as the country's most powerful businessman.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 178 votes.

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#6 - 100 Days (Season 1 - Episode 4)

The revelation of an American prisoner transport in Greenland causes scandal upon the new government's first one hundred days in office.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 185 votes.

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#5 - The Silly Season (Season 1 - Episode 8)


While the prime minister tries to take a family vacation, the publication of a tell-all by a former politician puts spin doctor Kasper Juul on the edge.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 168 votes.

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#4 - Decency in the Middle (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Three days before an election, party leader Birgitte Nyborg shakes up her campaign by denouncing her closest ally, sensitive information about the prime minister's shopping expenses lands in the wrong hands, and the rising star of the evening news is shaken by an unexpected death.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 253 votes.

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#3 - See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil (Season 1 - Episode 7)


The discovery of illegal surveillance of a left-wing party brings into question the prime minister's friendship with the party's spokeswoman as well as her faith in her own minister of justice.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 166 votes.

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#2 - First Tuesday in October (Season 1 - Episode 10)

A year after taking office, the prime minister's approval ratings are low, her government is in internal conflict, and her marriage is hanging by a thread. As she prepares for another year in parliament, what can be saved?

The episode was rated 8.17 from 154 votes.

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#1 - Divide and Rule (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Allegations of corruption in connection with military spending has consequences even for the prime minister's husband, who has accepted a new job.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 152 votes.

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