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What Danish TV ignores

"Borgen" and "The Killing" portray a Denmark that no longer exists

Popular TV shows like "The Killing" ignore the reality of Denmark today

By now, you know the story of how Danish TV—that is, The Killing and Borgen—conquered the world. But, for Danes, this is not the whole story.

Borgen, which aims to look deeply into the workings of politics and media, tiptoes around the most widely discussed issues in Danish politics of the last decade: the controversy around contentious cartoons, threats, assassination attempts, Islamist conspiracies and free speech. No other recent event has brought Denmark into global…

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