I spent the last few weeks watching Dark. It is a German series of ten episodes on Netflix that is part murder mystery and part SciFi series.
In essence, you follow a rather large cast of characters around, across generations and 33 year time skips.
I had been told by a coworker that everything is explained in the last episode.
Except, it wasn’t. Yes, I got the ending by about episode 3. I knew the stranger’s identity.
But there were so many things left open (one of which is this line by Father Noah) that leads me to believe everything keeps happening over and over. And apparently no one learns anything by it, no one is trying to fix the timeline just make sure it keeps repeating, and yet there’s a book that keeps track of everything but no one reads it to change things. Or maybe only the bad guys have it and they make sure things stay the same way.
Either way, I’m looking forward to season 2 to provide some answers and wrap up a few story lines. Dark isn’t as relateable as Stranger Things, and many of the characters aren’t very likeable, but the twists along the way kept me tuned it.
Until next time.