Made with? bored by and star wars? Maybe you should watch Dark, for my money the best show on Netflix.
A mind-boggling show that deftly melds domestic family drama with time travel, Dark is the rarest of things: a show without a single drop in quality. The three seasons rule in every way imaginable.
Dark, at its core, is a mystery series. Very similar– the show it is most often compared to – The first season of Dark focuses almost exclusively on the search for a missing child. But in this show the child has not escaped to a parallel universe, but to another weather 30 years in the past. Before long, Dark is a show that operates across multiple time zones and dimensions.
The dark has it all. It makes complex and interwoven plot twists on a level that makeslook like a clever children’s show. Win these spins for what’s more being a delicately written study of broken family interrelationships and small-town claustrophobia.
It’s a show that juggles the risks that come with time travel narratives with ease. Dark’s plot is complex to the point where I make a sport of waiting for it to completely fall apart. I spent three whole seasons waiting for Dark to drop the ball and collapse under his own weight, but he didn’t.
This TV show is a miracle.
Probably the worst thing you could say about Dark is that he’s pretentious. Unlike other time-travel shows like, say, Outlander, which revels in camp and wryly begs you to watch it, Dark takes itself entirely seriously. It is almost relentless.
Dark asks you to genuinely care about what happens on the screen. It infuses its plot with multiple explicit references to Ariadne and the Bible. In most sci-fi, this would be enough for my eyes to pop out of their sockets and roll back into my brain, but Dark earns his delusions of grandeur by being good enough to hold them.
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Want to bring your hermetic plot to life, brought to life through dazzling performances and stellar writing with allusions to Greek mythology and classical literature? Who am I to say no? Go for your life.
Perhaps the best part of Dark is that, unlike other so-called “prestige shows,” there is no drop in quality. There are no “wild” seasons like Lost. Or skippable episodes like Stranger Things. dark not, or betray years of character building to serve the plot. No, calmly and accurately it’s still extremely good from start to finish. I can’t think of another show like this. At least not on Netflix.
So why the hell is no one talking about it? Why is a show of Dark’s sustained quality not trending on Twitter? Why don’t people get mad at spoilers or befriend discussions that end on Facebook? Dark literally just dropped its stellar final season on Netflix and it seems like no one, not even Netflix itself, has even noticed.
Is it because it’s “complicated”? Maybe. Dark can be hard to follow and 100% expect his audience to remember intricate details of a sprawling family tree that takes place across multiple different timelines.
Is Dark underpromoted compared to other shows on Netflix? Possibly. me made start to see dark. The program seems to operate in the shadow of more popular programs in the recommendations.
Is it because he is German? Althoughvictory , I think subtitles are still a big barrier. I can absolutely see a large US network buying the Dark license and producing a (probably inferior) version of this show with English speaking actors.
Either way, more people should see Dark.
I mean it’s correct there. Three seasons of perfect TV, available on a streaming service you’re probably already a subscriber to. Dark won’t let you down or turn into shit like Game of Thrones. It won’t end unfinished like Deadwood, nor will it make any sense like Westworld.
The darkness is right there. To be spoken, thought. To be obsessed. Do yourself a favor and check it out.