Do I have a treat for you today, Denmark fans!
I know it’s summer (supposedly), but in true British (or Scandi) style, all it’s done is rain the last few weeks. Don’t get me wrong – I love a bit of English summer rain, but it certainly hasn’t got me in the mood for picnics or ice creams on the beach just yet. If, like me, you’ve exhausted everything on Netflix, and you’re on the lookout for something new for your cosy evening in, let’s get a little bit Danish. I’m very excited to have the chance to tell you a bit about Dicte – Crime Reporter, a Nordic Noir crime drama which has just been released on DVD. And even better, I have two copies of the season 1 DVD to give away!
Dicte – Crime Reporter is all about a crime reporter who moves back to her hometown of Aarhus following a divorce. The star of the show is Dicte herself, played by Copenhagen’s Iben Hjejle, with Borgen’s Lars Brygmann playing John Wagner. It’s dark, sharp and brooding, and is a perfect replacement for anyone who loved popular Nordic Noir series such as The Killing, Wallander, The Bridge and Trapped.
Back in Aarhus, Dicte Svendsen is trying to escape her past and build a new future with her daughter Rose. However, in true Nordic Noir style, things don’t stay quiet for long, and she quickly finds herself caught up in a new case set to open old wounds when she finds the body of a murder victim. Dicte isn’t afraid to put her life – or others’ – in danger to uncover the truth, whether it’s political assassinations or people trafficking.
The stories of season one are told across five gripping tales – Personal, Deductible, Hidden Defects, Life and Body and Violence and Power – over ten episodes drawn from the crime novels of bestselling Danish author Elsebeth Egholm.
If you’re already totally over summer (perhaps an overstatement looking at the grey drizzle outside right now), this is the perfect show to get you ready for moody autumn evenings, and all set in Denmark’s stunning second city. I’ve given it a little watch myself, and it’s ideal if you want a gritty, addictive plot in a gorgeous Scandinavian setting.
So get ready for the ultimate hygge evening in. Put the kettle on, draw the curtains on the fading sunlight and swaddle yourself in a blanket on the sofa – you’re going to need it for this show…
You’ve got to be in it to win it, so click the button below to be in with a chance of winning one of two copies. Good luck!