So I’ve been binge-watching Danish crime series Dicte. That is, until the second episode of season three. That’s right, I’m done with this show now that they killed my favorite character.
The show is about probably the most egocentric female character I’ve ever seen, named Dicte. She’s the only character I don’t like. She’s a crime reporter for the local branch of a major newspaper. Somehow she gets herself involved in the center of all the major crimes that occur in the town of Aarhus. That way, she not only writes about crime, but she’s usually a part of the investigation. This brings her into the orbit of police officer John Wagner.
Wagner is a no nonsense homicide detective with no tolerance for Dicte’s bullshit/meddling. Over the three seasons of the show, and several years in time, they develop a friendship. I sensed trouble in the first episode of season three, when the producers had Wagner telling his son how much he loved him, and generally exhibiting feelings in every scene he was in. That’s when you know a character is doomed.
Unfortunately, instead of killing off Dicte’s husband, the producers killed Wagner. I have no idea whether Lars Brygmann, who played Wagner, intended to leave the show, or whether the producers thought this was a good move. Either way, I’m done watching it. Oh well, now on to give Hinterland a try.