“DARK”, the German SF Web Series

    Netflix’s German SF Web Series “Dark” is hard to watch, and impossible to stop watching. The service’s first original German series echoes David Lynch and David Fincher, but finds its own queasy, compelling ground.”

    Dark” is a German science fiction thriller web series co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese.

    It is the first German-language Netflix original series, and debuted on Netflix’s streaming service on December 1, 2017.

    The first season received positive reviews from critics. Praise was given to the series’ tone, the complexity of its narrative, and its pacing.
    Many critics claimed that the series was darker and more in depth than “Stranger Things”, and far more evocative of the tone of “Twin Peaks”.

    10 episodes (one season) are available.

    With ‘Dark,’ a German Netflix Series, Streaming Crosses a New Border” – The New York Times

    A second season was announced with a short teaser on the German Facebook pages of the series and Netflix on December 20, 2017, although no time frame has been confirmed for its creation or release.

    “Netflix’s mesmerizing new German-language series “Dark” certainly is aptly named. A great deal of the new 10-episode season takes place in dim rooms and unlit garages, in an ominously oppressive forest and a shadowy cave, or under sickly, faltering lighting that suggests a kind of heavy moral decay falling over the world. The series is conceptually dark, full of cheating spouses, ugly secrets, grotesque killings, and dead birds falling from the sky in a hail of limp, twisted bodies. But more noticeably, it’s as physically dark as an early David Fincher movie, and it carries the same level of ominous weight. It’s a series meant to be watched late at night, with the lights off, experienced like a ghost story around a campfire that’s burning down to its final embers.” – The Verge


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