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Dark: Season 1 Reviews

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January 22, 2018
Dark is one of those shows that stays with you long after you've finished watching.
January 4, 2018
Dark stumbles, with no small amount of self-importance, into the same erroneous belief as Westworld, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones: That the twist in the story ... is enough to sustain a narrative that lacks the scaffolding of strong characterization.
December 29, 2017
Dark is compellingly moody with some interesting sci-fi ideas and questions about fate. But you may be hitting "pause" a lot, trying to clarify who is doing what, and when.
December 26, 2017
Is it the new Stranger Things? I don't know, but I'm intrigued enough to stick around and find out.
December 20, 2017
Dark is a serious, serious affair, and once the curtain has lifted over the mystery in this plot-heavy narrative, all that is left is a bunch of humourless and unremarkable characters.
December 19, 2017
It feels safe to say Dark may be one of Netflix's strongest shows to date.
December 11, 2017
Dark doesn't have the nostalgia hook of Stranger Things, and so may not have the same broad appeal, but it's every bit as gripping and arguably spookier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2017
What sets Dark apart and raises it to the level of truly fine drama is its quietness and beauty.
December 6, 2017
... Dark is closer to the noir genre, to drama and to science fiction, with elements of terror. [Full review in Spanish]
December 5, 2017
Eerie German series is violent and disturbing -- it's dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2017
In place of the American show's ceaseless adrenaline rush, "Dark" offers a hushed, brittle artiness that will be familiar to fans of the French ghost story "The Returned" or the British-French thriller "The Missing."
December 4, 2017
Compelling, beautifully made TV, which demands a little too much from the viewer to be absolutely essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2017
Following the instantaneous success brought by the debut season of "Mindhunter" and the masterful season two of "Stranger Things," the streaming gargantuan is back at it again with their most morose and twisted series to date.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 4, 2017
Netflix's smart new supernatural thriller is mired in philosophical conundrums and enough 1980s nostalgia to keep 'Stranger Things' fanatics hitting next episode.
December 3, 2017
I know the Germans are said to be a serious lot, but the nonstop grimness of Dark strains both credulity and interest.
December 3, 2017
It's beautiful, mysterious, and a little bit maddening, and you'd want to take in every little second of the show even if it wasn't in German with English subtitles, because every aspect of it matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 3, 2017
The producers of Dark have welcomed the Stranger Things comparison largely as a selling point, but the series pretty quickly establishes its own distinctive rhythms, while planting the seeds of an ambitious, densely woven mystery.
December 1, 2017
Dark is worth persevering with as the tension is ratcheted from gently claustrophobic to actively unnerving, and the decades-straddling plot settles into an web of conspiracies and buried secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2017
Dark is the first German produced Netflix original series and it makes every effort to make its mark. And succeeds.
December 1, 2017
Where Stranger Things is deft, Dark is heavy-handed; where Stranger Things is well-paced, Dark moves at the speed of a dump truck lost in a bog; where Stranger Things' kids are likeable and funny, Dark's are sullen and sour.
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