I thank my fellow wordpress blogger Markd60 for recommending this wonderful series. This is the second series I had seen on Netflix after Stranger Things, the only similarity between both series is missing kids concept. However, the presentation is different. I would watch any language with English sub titles, provided it holds my interest. Well, this German TV series did hold my interest from start to finish! It took one Saturday to complete the season.
This one might not be fresh and innovative in terms of time travel concept, but it surely is in its story idea and execution. The complexity of the story can be compared with layers of an onion. It is multi layered and includes three time zones : 2019, 1986 and 1953; each separated by a gap of 33 years. ‘Dark’ is slow paced in the beginning, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is tense, the cinematography and acting is great. It has more depth in characterization than Stranger things. Again, I was tempted to complete the season before going to sleep at 5 am. The best thing is almost perfect matching of characters in different ages.
This one is dark and compelling, not for everyone. It has nudity, sex and language, if that is okay then I would highly recommend this series. I feel like seeing it once again. My rating is 4.5/5.