TV Show Review #1 – Dark (no spoiler)

Being on a rest cure at home, I spend my time reading (hence my book reviews), writing and most importantly I’d say, watching series. Netflix has been helping me a lot in my convalescence. So I decided to write a short review of a few series I’m watching, hoping it will make you want to have a watch.

I’m starting with Dark, a German TV Show I binge watched this week. When reading the plot, I was afraid it would be too similar to Stranger Things but it isn’t! Of course there are common themes to both shows but it does not seem like you are watching the same series.

Dark was created by Baran Bo Odar and Jantje Friese. It is pretty new and only has 1 season at the moment, but I read somewhere that a second one was planned. I say “YES PLEASE!”

Imagine you live in a quiet German city in which everybody seems to know everybody. One day, a teenager disappears, and then, another. Well, the series deals with the fate of four families, three generations, with a lot of secrets (not fun otherwise…), whose lives are thrown by the disappearance of the boys. No need to say more.

I loved many things about this series, and even though I am not sure I understood every aspect of the story, I am excited for what will be next. The series is a mix of different genres, and I think the music is one of the best parts : it really thrilled me.

Just the opening credits are amazingly done and bring even more mystery to the entire series. In many aspects, I believe that directors work harder on opening titles nowadays. The first time I was actually impressed by the credits of a TV Show was with Dexter. Later when I watched Penny Dreadful, which I assure is a MUST-SEE show, I started paying more attention to the quality of the opening titles. Of course, I cannot talk about this without advising to watch the opening credits of the series American Horror Story.

Okay, so I do not know whether this review is useful, but I want to make sure I do not spoil anything, as the plot is amazing. Season 4 of Black Mirror is out now, and the first two episodes have already blown my mind. I’m pretty sure it will be my next review.