No-one is talking about the best TV show on Netflix

No-one is talking about the best TV show on Netflix

In a universe where the world stops for a Game of Thrones finale and movies like Rise of Skywalker are fuel for an all-consuming culture war, a television show like Dark should be all we're talking about right now. But we're not. And that's weird. A mind-bending show that deftly combines internal family drama with time travel, Dark's third and final season was recently released on Netflix and, much like its previous two seasons, it rules on every possible level imaginable. Dark, at its core, is a mystery series. Much like Stranger Things -- the show it's most frequently compared to -- Dark's first season focuses almost exclusively on the search for a missing child. But in this show the child hasn't escaped to a parallel universe, but a different time 30 years in the past. Before long Dark is a show that operates across multiple different time zones and dimensions. Dark has everything. It does complex, interweaving plot twists on a level that makes Westworld look like a pretend-clever show for children. It earns these twists by also being a delicately written study of broken familial inter-relationships and small-town claustrophobia. It's a show that juggles the risks that come with time travel narratives with ease. Dark's plot is complex to the point where I make a sport of waiting for it to completely fall apart. I've spent three whole seasons waiting for Dark to drop the ball and collapse beneath its own weight, but it hasn ...
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