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They're big in Brazil, a cult in Canada, and have even taken South Korea by storm. How have Danish dramas won over a global audience?
Danish dramas The Killing and Borgen have been exported around the world. Sarah-Jane Kirby in Copenhagen goes looking for clues to explain the sudden success.
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Lillyhammer. I wanted to love it, but the writing and acting are godawful.
 
For those of us in the States, without downloading illegally or using VPN to make it seem like we're in the UK, getting these shows is problematic.
 
#Borgen amazing, #Forbrydelsen even better. The actress who played Pernille conveys so much emotion with just a look.
 
Just for clarification I mean The Killing, not Borgen.
 
Borgen is one of the best TV dramas I've ever seen - superb.
sam dun
 
never seen it
 
oh interesting it, my America don't get on channel or theater movie.. Is she from England?
 
Canadian here. Never heard of it.
The Killing plays on an American network, and I can't even find Borgen.
 
They focus on great dialogue rather than splashy special effects. I find that's the trend with most foreign films/television comparatively speaking.
Zahra M
 
The Killing was very popular in the UK when first aired, as was Borgen. The Bridge is currently being shown, danish whodunnits are brilliant!
 
I LOVE BORGEN. I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT BORGEN BORGEN BORGEN BOR GEN BOR GEN BOR GEN BOR GEN
 
Yes, I am amazing. Its difficult to deal with the fame but I am managing. Thanks +Melaney Leidigh for bringing this up.
 
I have seen bits of these danish dramas on BBC4. They seem very well made. One of my favourite Scandinavian dramas in the past was Xerxes which was shown on Channel 4.
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