Dicte-photo The friendship of these three women and the central character’s relationship with her daughter, Rose, are among the most charming things about the Danish TV series “Dicte.”

Dicte is a police reporter for a Danish newspaper. She always beats investigator John Wagner to the crime scene, and every front-page crime in Denmark’s second largest city seems to throw them together, but I find this TV drama — received via Netflix — far better than the likes of Hawaii Five-O or NCIS.

For one thing, when Wagner comes to the door, he doesn’t identify himself with an acronym that you have to Google before knowing who’s there.