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Dark (Adam Version)

Netflix: Worldwide

Series: German

Subtitles: English

Viewer: Greek

Hotel: Trivago


I got raised as a child by being told that I am brilliant, unique and had great destiny that awaits me. Then at near adulthood, I thought I had every option on, every possibility open for me as most of those who took care of me, said so. They might have been mean sometimes but deep down I knew they cared. After that, life actually happened and I understood that nothing of the aforementioned claims are true (or most of them). While I thought nothing worse than life could happen, then Dark show comes up. Life taught me that I'm not the chosen one, that I had limited possibilities open and options were up for short and limited time. Dark taught me except from all the above, that I am dumb as well. Don't laugh. When you watch you will feel me and we will be dumb together.


Brief Story

This show's plot happens in Winden, a city that doesn't exist in real life, but it heavily exists in this science fiction world. In Winden there are 4 families (actually there are more but we get focused in four - Thank God) that get totally f@cked up when a lost boy gets found. The problem obviously isn't the lost-and-now-found boy but the fact that the boy was lost decades ago and found now in the state that was lost. This happens in the first episodes so don't consider it a spoiler. It's the first time a time travel gets witnessed in the show and starts very dynamically as it doen't help you at all to understand what you just saw. While at the very beginning, the paradox hits your brain like a truck while you still try to remember the name of the (what you consider at the time) protagonist. You wondered hard about Inception's ending? You thought Interstellar had a mind fuck along the way? You still can't manage what happened in the Matrix Trilogy or you get bumped for all the Black Mirror episodes?

Ohhh, my green summer child, you are in for a ride that gets deeper and deeper until the last episode of the show.


Cast and Characters

For my surprise a lot of known figures are on the show. Here is a very brief list:







Fake Jude Law










Better Einstein










Young Pewdiepie

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Dirty Jesus














Hag from Ciderella









Jokes aside, while I don't really know anyone from the cast I did like their work. While their characters were not that deep in the level that I could get connected to them, they were deep enough to let me understand what they felt. The point that got me surprised is that the same character goes into a lot of phases on different timelines and with phychological burden, and somehow they were able to give differences here and there so you can understand that.


Plot

I won't get to details but at the end where the whole plot gets revealed, you get a weird satisfaction as you understood 35%-40% of the plot WHILE SOMEONE EXPLAINS IT A COUPLE OF TIMES inside the show. There are a lot of things to love as there is a unique cohesion in what happens, when, and by whom. There are different eras to visit and if you are an ancient person such as myself, you will find that comforting feeling you got from the Stranger Things show. Plotwise there are things to hate as well. There are some relationship issues that wouldn't take me along, there is some forced crying to make you understand what the character feels while they are doing something not that plot-relevant and there are some repetitive scenes that don't go anywhere but make you get into the mood if you haven't already. Except for those little things, the plot is very good and rewarding.



Scenery

Well, in the end of the day there are a lot of different places that they shot the show but in my mind I have about 7-8 different places that things happen and most of them are rooms. Obviously this is not bad as it doesn't subtract any joy of the whole experience and if you think about it, you will see same places but in different timelines. It has its own beauty to see the same house in 1920, 1950, 1980 and 2000.


Conclusion

Mainly it is a show that is worth of its time. I don't think that I wasted my time at all, even I feared this a lot of times during the show. It does the exact opposite as it gives you a rewarding feeling at the very end. It really steps over a very thin line which dictates if the show is going to have a positive result or a negative one. To get a real feel of my final words see here!!!

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