Dark Netflix Series Review – German Sci-fi Thriller with Lots of Twists!


Dark is the first ever German Netflix Original Series which first primiered on December 1, 2017. The show is a science fiction thriller tragedy series which follows the disappearances of kids from a German fictious town called Winden over the course of three generations. There have been four generations shown in the series following the years 1953, 1986 and 2019.

The show is created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The show’s first season was a critical success following the release of season 2 in 2019. The show has officially been renewed for a third and maybe the final season by Netflix. Both two seasons of the series has performed well in terms of critical fame and praise.

  • Overall : 9.5/10
  • Bananas for acting : 9/10
  • Bananas for Direction : 9/10
  • Bananas for Story : 9/10
  • Bananas for Screenplay & Cinematography : 9/10
  • Bananas for Music : 9/10
  • Bananas for Hype : 8/10
  • Bananas for Commercial Performance : 8/10

Dark series on Netflix is filled with science fiction stuff and a lot of suspence followed by twists and turns coming each fifteen minutes of the show. There are lots of confusions and questions in the starting few episodes of the series but slowly and gradually, things start to make sense or rather I should say look nonsense and shocking at the same time.

Dark is one of the best series on Netflix and if you are into sci-fi shows and movies like me, this show will be the best show you will ever get to watch on Netflix. That probably becomes the reason you should not miss it at all.

Dark is both time travel and thriller which makes it look like Stranger Things at first but it slowly unfolds itself a lot different and a better version of course. The one thing Stranger Things lacks is such a complex storyline which is pretty obviously impossible to understand at a first go till you finish all of it.

Louis Hofmann become the charming point of the show with his looks and top notch acting abilities. He justs fits right into the role for Jonas and one other person who impresses us is the guy who plays Ulrich Nielson that is Oliver Masucci. He is short on screentime in the second season but in the first season he leaves every scene as Ulrich addding some more to the character. All of the cast members of the show are fabulous at their respective roles and they all nailed it.

The show is about Jonas Kahnwald whose father committed suicide and days after strange events start happening in the city. Childrens are disappearing and there’s a guy named Noah doing this. On researching further about his father’s leftovers, Jonas starts unfolding a glitch in time which is called bootstrap paradox. He realizes slowly how is all of this connected with him and his hometown Winden.

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