Danish political drama bursts back onto the international stage with the fourth season of Borgen (DR, Netflix), which makes a satisfying return after a nine-year hiatus. Stylized on streaming platforms as a distinct series under the title Borgen: Power & Glory -- and rightly so, since new viewers can dive in without needing background from previous seasons -- the new season follows Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), who previously rose to become Denmark's first female prime minister, in a new role as Foreign Minister. Birgitte has aged during the series’ lengthy inter-season pause, and in a counter-trope to the family-versus-work problem plaguing women in power in other shows, she is now a single empty-nester who takes advantage of her independence to live as a workaholic guiltfree.
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