Dicte has always been a welcome change of pace from the usual foreign crime shows we review at netTVwatch. It’s a mix of personal and professional, Dicte’s personal life and relationships invariably intertwined with her work as a journalist and crime reporter. Though it’s one of the most popular shows we’ve reviewed, by the end of season 2, the show’s formula was starting to feel a bit stale and predictable.
Dicte season 3 is reinvigorated. There are big life changes for several characters. The first episode opens with Dicte and Bo’s wedding, but the focus soon shifts. A lot happens in the first two episodes, but it would be a spoiler to say much more. Suffice to say, there are a couple of major twists.
As season 3 continues, there is a return to the usual Dicte pattern. A crime of some sort occurs, and Dicte helps solve it over the course of two episodes. Sometimes she cooperates with the police; other times, not so much.
Dicte continues to have an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time. How many of us stumble upon a masked man in a public restroom or see a baby stroller aflame? These things happen to Dicte all the time, which some might view as a fault with the series.
Much of the show’s appeal is the personal – as opposed to the professional – side of Dicte’s life. The relationship and family issues are realistic and addressed head on. They may be made for TV, but the characters and their problems feel genuine. None of the characters are perfect, particularly Dicte, who rarely thinks before she speaks, but they seem like people we know or might know. Three seasons into the show, we have gotten to know several of them fairly well, though there are new faces in season 3.
All 10 episodes of Dicte season 3 are streaming on Netflix in the US. Each episode is about 45 minutes. The series is co-produced by Miso Film and TV2 in Denmark. Loyal fans will know that Dicte season 2 disappeared from Netflix for a few months last year, but currently, all seasons are available. If you enjoy a mixture of crime and drama with realistic characters, Dicte is a good choice.