Dark Season 2 Review: Deliciously confusing and twisted!
Sajid Ali -
The second season takes place several months after the first, where it continues to help its intertwining families’ attempt to reunite with their loved ones. It begins with the year 2020, then to 1987 and furthermore to 1954 respectively. The story spirals into 2053 with an addition of fifth track set in 1921. The series is created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese.
CLICK TO STREAM Format: Web Series Platform: Netflix Movie Rated: 18+ Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi Language: English, German Digital Premiere Date: 21 June 2019
What is the story about? The second season takes place several months after the first, where it continues to help its intertwining families’ attempt to reunite with their loved ones. It begins with the year 2020, then to 1987 and furthermore to 1954 respectively. The story spirals into 2053 with an addition of fifth track set in 1921. The series is created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese.
Without a doubt a series which has been consistent with its actor's brilliant performances. Never thought there’ll be a show which will have me invested in its characters so much that I’ve been following them religiously. Louis Hoffman (Jonas), Dietrich Hollinderbaumer (Adam) and Andreas Pietschmann (The Stranger), these three actors are brilliant and you can see the differentiation they bring to the table teasing the audience enough to join the dots. Such is the case with the rest of the cast who play their respective characters with utmost diligence.
If you had remotely thought that the second season will answer all your questions, you were wrong. In fact, it makes ample room for more questions which are even crazier than the first season. Firstly your mind starts to wonder about the Higgs Boson Particle a.k.a God Particle. This particle gives mass to everything and makes the time travel possible. And that nuclear power plant you see in Winden is one source of that particle. Then comes the characters they intertwine in such a way you’re lost in the structure trying to figure out their roots and where it all began. If that’s not enough finally you get to a conclusion that this is a never-ending cycle. A dire concept of an inescapable fate. If you have noticed the show’s time machine creator H.G.Tannhaus (Arnd Klawitter) quotes, “An object or information from the future is sent back to the past that creates a never-ending cycle in which each object no longer has any real origin. It exists without having been created.” This season finally gives an insight on it main antagonist, relieving the fans from the misery that were in the impression it was Noah (Mark Waschke). The cycle of past-present-future puts you in a loop which doesn’t seem to arrive at a conclusion. Thus the second season ends with far more questions than the first season.
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As the season progressed their technical brilliance grew stronger and draws the audience into their Dark world. Dark is one of the series which you sometimes think a theatrical watch would’ve been a great idea. Such is its experience which will be magical to watch on a large screen at a cinema theatre. But sadly that’s a farfetched wish which might never come true.
The intertwining becomes more complicated and presents you with surprises which you never would’ve expected. Keeps you invested throughout spinning endless theories and leaves you wondering with more questions than answers.
I really couldn’t find any drawbacks.
Did I enjoy it?
The second season trumped the first season.
Do I recommend it and why?
Strongly recommend it. Don’t miss this gem of a series which is quite underrated compared to the other series on Netflix.