Dark Season 1 (2017)

Ladies and gentlemen, today I want to talk you about a series from Netflix, that has gone under the radar for whatever reason and I think this series should be talked about a lot more. That series is called “Dark”. 


The series was released on the 1st of December 2017 by program writers Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese and writers Ronny Schalk, Marc O. Seng, and Martin Behnke. Dark can be described as the first German authentic series to be produced by Netflix. There are three seasons in total with the last having aired on the 27th of June 2020.
Now keep in mind I have only seen the first season so far and I am still as captivated as I was at the end of episode 2. Dumbstruck and dumbfounded.
The way that this series addresses and delves into the conversation about time travel is unlike anything I have ever seen in my life, perhaps this is where it gets its name from, as even after the finale of season one, we are left with more questions than answers. Meaning we are still in the dark.
I can not say whether there is any character development in this series only due to what I currently know which is that, these characters are living their lives in a repetitive cycle, so there is no growth in terms of the characters themselves but the lore is enticing and very gripping.
One character I feel nothing but sadness for is “Ulrich Nielsen” played by (Oliver Masucci), this man after having lost his son “Mikkel Nielsen” by (Daan Lennard Liebrenz) on that fateful night has been on the most absurd journey ever and it seems the power plant is the cause of everything.
Imagine walking into a cave one night in 2019 and coming out of the cave in 1986 lol… Just the thought of this brings me to tears of laughter, it’s inconceivable to even think about but it doesn’t end there, later on, we travel to 1953 and this is where things get messy for Ulrich. 
From a loving father to a dedicated police offer to an accused killer of two if not three children, this show brings to us a different perspective of what we think we know about the people all around us.
Season two promises to be an amazing hell of a ride seeing as Jonas will be showing us what the future has in store and Helge being sent to the present. Imagine living your entire life only to find out that every life-changing decision you made was puppeteered by your future self, the concept alone is crazy lol…
Aside from the extremely slow pacing, the everlasting effect of Dark materializes in how you slowly yearn to know more about the city of Winden, its people, and the power plant.
The show isn’t for everyone at first glance especially when there’s a language barrier involved but with enough time and subtitles realize what a gem this show is.
There is still a lot more to find out for example, who killed Mads Nielsen, Noah’s goal, where’d young Aleksander come from and so much more. I recommend this series to those that love mysteries, and time travel and don’t mind subtitles.
Be sure to know Season two is definitely on the bucket list. Looking forward to it.


Thanks for reading…
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