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The 20 Best TV Shows Of 2013
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The 20 Best TV Shows Of 2013 | Borgen

BORGEN

The tagline: The Danish political stew.
This year saw: Series 3
Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Emil Poulssen, Freja Riemann, Thomas Levin

If you needed more evidence that Danish drama was smashing through language barriers and providing gripping, soulful entertainment, Borgen is it. Upending the status quo right from the start of this third run, it offered plenty of material for the magnetic Knudsen to chew on as her statsminister lost the election, turned to the lecture circuit and was swiftly offered the chance to build her own party and challenge the government. Never less than compelling, it’s led the charge for a wealth of other shows from around the world to reach our screens.

Best episode: Sons Of The Past sees Birgitte under pressure after announcing a controversial candidate with a Communist past for a key role.

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Dexter!!!!!! Come on!! Even though everyone talks bad about the ending, you need to understand why it was smart..... More

Posted by Gh0stAssassinzZ on Sunday February 9, 2014, 02:50

2 Best show of all time.
DEXTER!!!!! Where is Dexter!?!!? More

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I'm so happy to see Supernatural up there, it is really underrated! More

Posted by supernaturalfan93 on Friday December 20, 2013, 01:00

4 RE: MIA
Dear Empire Here are a few other TV shows that you forgot Castle, Fresh Meat, The Newsroom, The Big Bang Theory, Nikita, Rizzoli and Isles. More

Posted by NCC1701A on Wednesday December 11, 2013, 14:38

5 MIA
It shows how good TV is at the moment that this a great list and could have been even longer...Boardwalk Empire, Elementary, The Walking Dead, Louie, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, The Tunnel, Castle, Eastbound and Down, and of course Dr Who. More

Posted by zeech1941 on Monday December 9, 2013, 16:57

6 poor research
Interesting that many main characters arent always listed under cast and where's Suits, Covert Affairs, Sons of Anarchy and Grimm to name but a few excellent shows not mentioned More

Posted by oz_p on Monday December 9, 2013, 16:10

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good list but not complete without Broen/bron (The Bridge) by far some of the best tv this year More

Posted by SolidCloud on Monday December 9, 2013, 15:09

8 Hmm
Seems like all the choices are a bit similar. I agree there are too many crime titles here. There's a few I'd replace in order to fit in Bates Motel, Boardwalk Empire and American Horror Story, which have all had very good seasons this year. More

Posted by werepuppygrr on Monday December 9, 2013, 13:09

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Wow... more deleted posts... seriously.. WTF Empire? More

Posted by GrizBe on Monday December 9, 2013, 11:24

10 So that's crime and politics done...
Are you going to do a list that includes shows from other genres? More

Posted by bobthegrinch on Monday December 9, 2013, 10:11

11 Boardwalk Empire?
Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire was by far the most sophisticated, polished and at times gut-wrenchingly good season yet. A high point in televised drama - on any channel. It is shameful that it is not getting the critical acclaim it deserves. More

Posted by claudemg on Monday December 9, 2013, 08:46

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