The 10 bestselling DVDs at Readings in 2013
Here are our 10 bestselling DVDs from the past year.
Reflecting an enduring thirst for crime and politics, the following list is predominantly populated with smart, savvy television dramas, some of which have very dark undertones. A stellar list of writers, actors and directors is featured here including Jane Campion for Top of the Lake, and Aaron Sorkin for The Newsroom: Season 1.
10. The Killing: Season 3
9. The Newsroom: Season 1
8. Top of the Lake
7. Borgen: Season 2
6. The Bridge: Season 1
5. Inspector Montalbano: Volume 6
4. I Am Eleven
3. House of Cards: Season 1
2. Searching For Sugar Man
And, our top selling DVD for 2013 is….
The saga of our own first female Prime Minister must surely have influenced the overwhelming popularity of the Danish political drama Borgen – the story of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark.
The show is created and written by producer Adam Price and co-writers Jeppe Gjervig Gram and Tobias Lindholm, and was describer by The New York Times as a ‘bleaker, Nordic version of The West Wing’ which is an apt summary. A tense, thrilling Scandinavian story with no dead bodies (at least not in the traditional sense), Borgen is dominating many a living room even now.
The list combines sales from all Readings shops and our website. Where possible, different editions of titles have been combined to reflect total sales of each title. The list covers sales from 1 Jan 2013 to 31 December 2013.