Think Back to the Future, Matrix, Looper, Predestination, Inception, The Flash’s Flashpoint, and other stories about time travel, they’re seem no match to Dark.
Dark is a German science fiction, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural all roll into one and you’ll never get tired of watching it as soon as you begin on Season 1 Episode 1.
If Stranger Things has an older brother, it’s gotta be Dark.
This is the kind of show you don’t want to have an ending. But unfortunately it has to with Season 3.
The premise of Dark is focused on the theory of the 33-year cycle.
The story began in 2019 when a young boy went missing and the news of it made the small Winden town began looking for answers to the mysterious disappearance of the boy. Later another boy went missing and this is where the time travel story kicks in.
The story is kinda complicated if you’ll not going to pay attention everytime you watch each episodes. There are lots of flash forward and back to the future scenes that might confused you so much it’s going to hurt your mind.
The lead characters of Dark are Jonas and Martha. Just focused on these two and you’ll get to feel the ride. There are other main and important characters as well, and paradox or not, they are all part of the timeline and family tree history of every characters in Dark.
If you’re familiar with the Flashpoint arc where Barry Allen as Flash traveled back in time to save her mother and then he messed up the timeline, creating alternative or parallel universe as a result of changing the past. The Flash saved his mom but it changed everything in the present timeline.
With Dark, the antagonists and protagonists of the story are trying to (or not) to change the past, present, future events to attain one goal. But because there are two worlds in the Dark universe, this goal had two versions. One is to save the world from the apocalypse and the other to make it happen.
If you’re observant, there are some lines referencing the Bible, the Matrix and Back to the Future movies, etc.
One of reasons the show is a success is the perfect casting of characters. They either have twins or the production really made efforts to look around for different actors who will resemble a one character same person fitting the role of a child, adult, and elder to take.
Cinematography and the effects are clean and editing scenes jumping from different timelines were good and easy to follow.
Soundtrack is also good. Most of the songs used are from the eighties. There are also original scores like the intro “Goodbye” which is haunting and relaxing at the same time.
What are you waiting for?
Dark is the perfect show to binge-watch on Netflix today and you can possibly finish all three seasons in a week’s time.
While we are still in quarantine, binge-watch Dark now.