For awhile now, I've been reading really terrific things about "Borgen," a Danish political drama from the makers of the acclaimed series "The Killing" (the original Scandinavian version, not the remake that ran on AMC).
As far as I can tell, the best (or maybe the only) way to watch "Borgen" here in the states is through LinkTV, a network available to DirecTV and DISH customers (I'm on Time Warner Cable).
But there's good news for all of us curious about this award-winning series: LinkTV will begin a marathon of the first two seasons of "Borgen" on Thanksgiving Day. If you have DirecTV or DISH, you can start loading up your DVR then. If not, you can watch the episodes streaming from their website. The episodes will remain available for streaming for two weeks after their airdate.
(Note: NBC has announced that they plan to make a U.S. version of "Borgen" next year. I wouldn't wait for that one.)
Here's a description of "Borgen" from the LinkTV site: "Borgen uncovers a world of political gamesmanship, the intricate public and private lives of politicians, media spinners and the reporters who traffic in their triumphs and failures. The setting is Borgen, the nickname for Denmark's parliamentary building. Our hero is the smart and sexy populist Birgitte Nyborg. After scoring her party a landslide victory [as first female Prime Minister of Denmark] through her idealism and work ethic, she now faces the biggest dilemma of her life: Will she succumb to pressure to compromise her ideals and maintain her political position?"
Andrew Romano at The Daily Beast calls it "The best TV show you've never seen."
Let's see it. Who's in?