BORGEN (2010 – 2013)

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Creator: Adam Price

Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen

Borgen Danish for “The Castle,” the nickname for the building that houses Denmark’s government Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) by her surprise becomes the first woman prime minister of Denmark. Nyborg fins out that the job is not what it cracks up to be. On th top of that she is trying to find a balance between the deals she strike and get it done is a different story.

Here is a great series From Denmark. The series revolves around new Prime Minister Nyborg and how she deals with her responsibilities as well in her private life. She quickly understand in politics it is a man’s world. It shows her in her private life with her husband and kids and at work. The other characters are shown the same way as well as the jungle the political agendas. This series is perfect. There is conflict between characters as well like in real life. Like I said the feel like real people and the creator and his team of writer has paid attention to that. Here is a bit go fact when Borgen came out in 2010, Thorning-Schmidt was already the leader of her party, but the country had yet to vote her into power…  so Borgen creator Adam Price decided to make that jump for her. He created Birgitte Nyborg, made her Prime Minister on TV screens across the land, and thus paved the way for real life. That din’t not influence the vote says the voters out there. Over all you must see this one. I got hooked the first episode.

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SAPPHIRE AND STEELE (1979 – 1982)

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Creator: Peter Hammond

Cast: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings 

Here is a cult remarkable series and you can find the complete series on DVD, or go to Netflix. David McCallum and Joanna Lumley (both cool and elegant and off-putting), Sapphire and Steel is an intelligent, mysterious,  fascinating also featuring Lumley and McCallum as inter-dimensional agents who roam the time corridor, looking for breaks in the walls, and errors include places and times when some brutal crime has been committed or some evil force from another dimension is trying to enter our world. I remember when this was on and I thought cool a sic fi series , back then it  was well done with the special effect. The character steel doesn’t like people too much even less kids and has a short temper. Sapphire is on the warmer  side of the two. There were not too much violence, no blood but the series was frightening  at times, it went to the dark side. the series was a low budget one  however it had a great set. I am assuming there are young people visiting my site so I will try to get the best series out there and the one that maybe you never heard of. This might be one of them I had to dig deep for this one. A well acted series and fun to watch somehow it got cut short.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E (1964 – 1968)

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Creator: Sam Rolfe.

Cast: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll .

Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are the two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who fight the enemies of peace. Specially those of THRUSH. The Man From UNCLE (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement premiered) in 1964 based on the popularity of the James Bond movies. Since I am a fan of the bond film so I decided to see that one on the reruns, and I loved it. The gadgets (pens that acted as a radio to phone back at headquarters;an automobile with a built in machine gun and seat ejector) and the headquarters of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement which were secretly hidden in a  complex in New York. Do I love gadgets. Robert Vaughn was a gentleman and a charming secret agent. Napoleon Solo and his Russian counter part lliya played by David McCallum. The chemistry between  the two actors is there big time. But later on the series went from black and white to color and I think that people didn’t like it in color because the show’s rating was going down. I still love the series to this day.

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