One has to be careful about calling something the best.
The main reason is that then the thing actually has to be the best.
So it seems with a series on Netflix that now has three seasons, and which CNET cannot believe is not more widely appreciated.
We’re talking about Dark, a German mystery series that operates across multiple different time zones and dimensions.
It has been compared to the other really popular thriller on Netflix, Stranger Things, although it probably should have received way more watches, rave reviews, and fans overall.
CNET states, rather matter of factly, that “Netflix has so many great shows, but this one is the best.”
The first season of Dark is about the search for a child who mysteriously disappears in a small town.
After some time, you realise that the child hasn’t escaped to a parallel universe, but a different time 30 years in the past:
Dark has everything. It does complex, interweaving plot twists on a level that makes Westworld look like a pretend-clever show for children. It earns these twists by also being a delicately written study of broken familial inter-relationships 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’ve spent three whole seasons waiting for Dark to drop the ball and collapse beneath its own weight, but it hasn’t.
Uh-oh. Here comes that hyperbole: This TV show is a goddamn miracle.
The trailer for the first season is promising enough:
The raving doesn’t stop there, with a promise of a “watertight plot, brought to life via dazzling performances and stellar writing with allusions to Greek mythology and classic literature”.
It isn’t pretentious, and it never loses its quality. Not once:
No “wilderness” seasons like Lost. Or skippable episodes like Stranger Things. Dark doesn’t rush towards its conclusion like Game of Thrones, or betray years of character building to service plot.
No, it calmly and precisely remains extremely good from start to finish. I can’t think of another show like it. At least not on Netflix.
The only ‘off-putting’ aspect might be that it is highly complicated, and has subtitles, which can be exhausting for some viewers.
There is so much to watch across all the streaming giants, but it’s a stretch to say that even half of what’s available is good.
Dark is apparently really good, and all three seasons are right there to be revelled in and obsessed over.
Might as well…
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