I can reflect on what has probably become the high watermark of series, as I begin to collect the remaining bits of my mind to write about a show that has justifiably blown our heads. When the writing couple Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese first sat down to work this out a great maze of a storyline, one can only question how thrilling and also frustrating that experience must have been; Frustrating because dealing with time-travel tales may result in multiple loose ends and ends that have to be tied and solved and exhilarating because they did tie and solve all the loose and dead ends with results.
Dark is Netflix export. There are a total of 26 episodes (Seasons 2 and 3 curtailed to 8 episodes every after Netflix’s altered format). Baran bo Odar serves as the director of this show.
There is no danger in revealing the spoilers to get a show as complicated as this (except the one big spoiler at the end) since one wouldn’t know it anyhow. In fact there was by some naysayers a frequent complaint that the series. Once you finish it, I look at it but bring total satisfaction. To be fair to the writing duo, they assist the audiences.
The dialogues are very smartly written, showing just enough but not too much. I think that the first two seasons should be watched to comprehend parts that get a grasp of why the characters did what they did and didn’t make sense. This is and that is a rare feat. The casting group deserves particular applause for picking celebrities (for playing the very same characters at various ages) who seem so similar. This needed to be done right and function as another hint to make out who is who.
It is completely pointless to write about the storyline but basically there are timelines and many versions of the characters who repeatedly jump back and forth between these timelines, and in season, between worlds. Bootstrap paradox is a recurring motif in time travel movies and is the central plot device of Dark. Again it is meaningless since you can better comprehend it by viewing the 20 to describe the paradox with phrases. Shane Carruth’s Primer, Predestination, 12 Monkeys,Looper are some of the job model time travel pictures that bend the mind as much as they turn time. However, Dark stands out one of the them just because of the sheer volume of characters it has to accommodate and the motives of these characters it must account for.
Dark is not a time-travel experience saga that is nerdy but also has a great deal of heart. Parents resorting to measures for their kids is a major theme that runs through each of the three seasons. Winden, a town with a nuclear energy plant in Germany, together with lakes, the forests and roads’ world-building, sets the horror-like texture of the series up. It also adds to the other-worldliness of the show since the language is German. The acting is superb and it helped that we do not comprehend any of them. Lisa Vicari and louis Hofmann play with Martha and Jonas the protagonists, and round the decisions their characters create the narrative revolves in ways.
Is Dark too intelligent for its own good? That does not appear to be the situation going by the adulation it’s obtained. I am sure that there’s some redditor racking his mind to discover some plot-hole at all the time loops. Whether they could have stretched out for one more season to research more of this second world introduced in season 25, the .grouse could be. However, I guess they had set out the end before they started the season and had a clear vision of where they went. That’s the hallmark of excellent writing.