Dark S01 (2017)
TV-MA | 1h | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2017– )
The small German town of Winden is shaken by the disappearance of a teenage boy. While the townsfolk are occupied with secrets of their own, at nightfall a group of teenagers attempts to recover something the missing boy may have left behind.
THIS is the best fking tv show I’ve seen since true detective’s first season. I can’t believe how good it is. Beautiful photography, scenarios, costumes, thrilling atmospheric music (gives the chills!!), amazing performances and above everything: perfect beautifully (wunderbar!) storyline.
This is the freaking example, Hollywood. You don’t need lots of money and Fx to do a decent story (or in this case, a poetic masterpiece). You just have to portray it, with every resource you have: visually, musically, with dialogue (but not the only one, don’t abuse it!).
Every separate plot it’s intrincally intertwined. It happens so smoothly it’s never forced. Anything. As long as I can remember I never had a “cringe” moment like most shows has. In every episode i was at the edge of my seat. This is how you make a thriller, please, PLEAAAASE take a note, storywriters.
I’m so sad we probably have to wait a year or more to see the possible season 2. I don’t have the proper words, it’s been an amazing delightful surprise to have the pleasures to see this. Also, German it’s one of the most beautiful languages, I love hearing it! We have such dense Nitzschean philosophy everywhere, I could totally smell the darkness. I love this kind of stories, with time travel and meaning of life as a central subject of the story. Determinism? Free will?. Maybe this is why I loved it so much. This show never treats its public with disrespect. They tell you what you need to know when it’s appropriate. I love it.
Never an American production could make this dark nihilist hell. I’m glad Netflix is giving us a new cinematic adventure, never could been better. I think it’s netflix’ best show ever made. Yeah, not even your super loved- big fan base- stranger things does justice to this beautiful masterpiece. Not. even. close. Leave it for the children.
Director: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Baran bo Odar (created by), Jantje Friese (created by)
Stars: Louis Hofmann, Maja Schöne, Oliver Masucci
Country: USA | Germany
Language: English | German
Release Date: 1 December 2017 (USA)
Filming Locations: Germany