Realistic depiction of exJW on tv

by Saltheart Foamfollower 4 Replies latest social entertainment

  • Saltheart Foamfollower
    Saltheart Foamfollower

    I recently watched a series which was broadcast a year ago on UK Channel 4 called Dicte - an import from Denmark. The main character is a journalist, but it is revealed in the first 5 minutes that she was brought up as a JW. When she was in her teens, she had a baby which was removed from her. Now she is grown up, her parents shun her. It is shown quite accurately - at one point she goes to their house and they shut the door in her face without speaking. When she says she has only come to collect something, they return, hand it to her and shut the door again. Her experiences are referred to several times through the series.

    Anyone else see it (still available on catchup) or anything else which shows how exJWs are treated.

    The show is good, BTW, though not up to the standard of The Bridge or The Killing for fans of scandinoir.


  • Gorbatchov

    Very good tv detective. Realistic. My lovely wife likes it also.

    Great moment when Dicte's JW mother came secretly to the birthday party of her grandchild... not wanting her JW man to know. So realistic.


  • Saltheart Foamfollower
    Saltheart Foamfollower

    I've only seen the first series so far. Good to know someone else shares my taste.


  • smiddy

    Yes, my wife and I are a a fan of Dicte ,its currently on SBS on demand in Australia.The first series says a lot about her relationship with her parents who disowned/shunned her for leaving the religion, and as it has gone on their are still references to her upbringing as a JW

    A first rate detective series. The Danes can produce good TV shows.

    The Bridge was great and the Tunnel also

  • nonjwspouse

    I must see if it is on hulu or netflix...

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