By: B. Mitidieri
Release date: December 1st 2017
Director: Gregory Dark
Main cast: Louis Hofmann, Maja Shone, Jordis Triebel, Mark Waschke, Andreas Pietschmann, Oliver Masucci, Antje Traue, Angela Winkler
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 10
Rotten tomatoes rating: 84%
Dark is a newly added series to Netflix or, as I would call it, the German 'Stranger Things'. When watching it, you'll enter on a mysterious and intriguing journey with all of the characters. It is quite impossible to not enjoy this gem of entertainment, I strongly recommend it.
If you relish complex plots and sci-fi: this is definitely something to try out. It was aired at the end of 2017, being a somewhat new series. Not only did Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese do a fantastic job in joining the stories of so many characters in the series, they also leave you gasping for air at the end of each episode!
It all begins in a German town called Winden in 2019 when a young boy disappears, just like other children have, every 33 years beforehand. Throughout the series, you will experience unusual and tragic discoveries with the characters, including the boy's father who is a police officer and a friend of his. The course of action that follows captivates the audience, myself included. The plot is so unexpected and clever, I wouldn't dare spoiling it.
Netflix prescribes Dark as a PG-16 movie, but I strongly believe that it is adequate for 14-year-old Pauleans in Form 3. I would recommend this especially to fans of The Butterfly Effect and Stranger Things, as it reminded me much of those while I was watching it for the first time. Additionally, the fact that Dark is a German movie does not affect whatsoever the understanding of the story and, if anything, makes it more authentic.
If you won't trust my judgement, consider the 97% of Google users who enjoyed Dark or its IMDb score of 8.7. You will not regret it!