New Series - Dark - on Netflix

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by dgstrat, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Just started watching this last night. German produced. Very well done. Some similarities to Stranger Things and lots of time jumping; Flashbacks, and flash forwards. I'm hooked

     
  2. Wild Frank

    Wild Frank Forum Resident

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    I watched the first episode and enjoyed it a lot. Watched in German with English Subtitles as the dub was so bad. I can see the similarities with Stranger Things but, for me, it was more like a mix between Twin Peaks and some Scandi-Noir stuff. Not sure I'll let my kids watch yet. Seems a bit more adult than Stranger Things.
     
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  3. jpelg

    jpelg Active Member

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    Right up my alley!
    Thanks for the heads-up :righton:
     
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  4. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    It's definitely more adult than Stranger things. Not for kids, IMO
     
  5. I'm on Episode 8. I love it, it's fantastic. When one episode ends, I can't wait to watch the next.
     
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  6. woody

    woody Forum Resident

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    Checked out the first episode thanks to this thread. I look forward to watching the rest but had to polish off season 3 of Narcos last night.
     
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  7. subzro

    subzro Well-Known Member

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    Just finished episode 2, this show is amazing so far. Surprised to see it seems to be getting such little attention. It's like Donnie Darko meets Stranger Things with a heavier tone. Highly recommended!
     
  8. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident

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    A couple episodes in and I'm pretty hooked. I agree with what others have said, so I won't repeat that. The "feel" reminds me of The Killing from AMC.

    My only complaint is that I had a hard time remembering each character's details, name, etc.
     
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  9. subzro

    subzro Well-Known Member

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    I had to make a flowchart to keep up with the characters. Episode 1 introduces 18 characters, all of whom are important to the story. All 4 families intertwine in some way over multiple generations. Be sure to review the photograph montage at the beginning of the series as most main characters are represented by up to 3 actors at different ages.
     
  10. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR
    glad it isn't just me!
     
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  11. jriems

    jriems Audio Ojiisan

    We really loved Dark. To me, the vibe is like a mixture of The Killing, Fringe, and The Bridge. Subzro's advice to study the character montages is a really good one - that allowed us to concentrate on the story a lot better.

    I'm really looking forward to the second season - there better be one.

    And I just have to say, Hannah - wtf?
     
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  12. Wingman

    Wingman Well-Known Member

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    I'm three episodes in and liking it more and more. I'm grateful to this forum. Thanks to threads like this one, I've discovered more good TV shows and movies.
     
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  13. BEAThoven

    BEAThoven Forum Resident

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    Watched most of this during the Xmas break and just finished up the first season last night -- We got hooked and really enjoyed it!

    I like how the audience was required to "work" a bit regarding the characters going from 1953 to 1986 to 2019... "Hold on -- freeze -- his father is actually his xxxxxx." " That woman then is actually this woman now?" "His girlfriend is actually his xxxxx, now?"

    It lead to a lot of between-episode discussion!
     
  14. Majestyk

    Majestyk Forum Resident

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    I have a couple questions. Actually, I have a lot but these will do for now.

    In episode one, there's a scene with Jonas riding his bike, and Ulrich running home to his family (after leaving his girlfriend's house). But then suddenly we see Jonas walking in the woods with Peter...who seems to be his therapist. (Seems like a strange edit, like they trimmed some footage out)

    Anyway, why did the two meet like this and where were they going?

    Another question below. (This one has SPOILERS)

    So Noah builds a time machine that utilizes the portal, which lies underneath the bunker. Am I to assume he wants to be able to time travel to any period? (As opposed to the bunkers standard three time periods).

    I wonder how he would dial-in a specific time period? It doesn't seem very sophisticated.
     
  15. EVOLVIST

    EVOLVIST Forum Resident

    Ja, everyzing ist always darker in ze German tongue.

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll give this a watch!
     
  16. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Durham
    I need to see this! Thanks!
     
  17. Ethan B

    Ethan B Well-Known Member

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    san diego
    I gave up after 4-5 episodes. The shows problem is the characters are so cold. I didn;t care enough about them to be invested.
     
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  18. I think that we're supposed to just figure that they met off camera, and are having a therapy session while they're out walking around. As far as the Noah stuff goes, I don't think that we have all of the answers to that yet; good thing they've renewed it for another season!
     
  19. Majestyk

    Majestyk Forum Resident

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    Every character on this show is flawed to the core. If they were warm and happy, it wouldn't have worked.
     
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  20. EVOLVIST

    EVOLVIST Forum Resident

    Two episodes in and I'm not feeling it. Does it get better? Right now I can see right through everybody. The story's approach feels a little ham-fisted. I don't know if I dig the characters.
     
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  21. Honestly, aside from Jonas, most of the people aren't really likeable. Give it another episode or two, until things start picking up a bit.
     
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  22. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident

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    that's part of what i loved about it. everyone was so damn sad but i needed to know why
     
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  23. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    This show is a hot mess - there is more pseudo-scientific nonsense in this than in a Dan Brown novel! FFS they drag Einstein's good name into this mess to lend credibility, but there is so much woo mixed in (numerology, 'cycles', time is a circle - no, just stop!, religious mumbo-jumbo with the priest and light and dark nonsense and god and the 'mystery' of mankind - urghhhh!), which had me regularly screaming at the TV - STFU!

    The pacing was slow, and worse, boring, and the constantly insistent incidental music seemed to want to make every scene tense or portentous, but they never were. The narrative was mostly boring and confusing.

    This is the worst thing I've seen (because it appeared to be scify-ish) in years and a thoroughly joyless experience. Looks like they set it up for S2, but I won't be back.
     
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  24. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    West Islip, NY
    This show lost me, too. i didn't even finish it.
     
  25. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR
    haha! i actually really enjoyed the show, but i enjoy your review just as much. i can totally see what you mean.
     

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