Join Date: Apr 2016
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Re: TV Thread finally renewed whew Season 3
Just finished that new Netflix show, Dark, which dropped on my Birthday. Not sure if that has changed in the week and a bit it took me to get through this but there wasn’t a huge amount out there about this going in so it was a surprise for once. Now I’ve watched it I can basically sum it up as “Donnie Darko meets Stranger Things… in German”.
In terms of how I feel about it… I dunno. The first half of the season is quite slow but the lingering sense of impending doom, the sense we are just one spark away, helped along by exquisite execution in terms of visual and audio construction, make it hard to stop watching. Then as things start to really kick in to overdrive for the second half of the season, it is engaging and ookyspooky, however like seemingly the issue with all of these narratives, it is often too complicated for its own good. Sprawling and convoluted, there is a degree of satisfaction in the coming together at the end but glaring questions remain unanswered and many of the shows numerous sub branches end up adding little (or nothing) to the wider, central, narrative. I guess only time will tell whether that was by design or down to the fact they simply lost control of their own narrative. The show almost feels designed to be watched several times, not just the once. If you aren’t giving each episode your full attention throughout, then you are likely to be left behind and the fact it is subtitled only adds an extra layer of challenge to that too (yes I know there is a dub but that dub makes the old 70s kung fu dubs seem like Oscar worthy masterworks).
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