Dark (2017– )
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Alpha and Omega 

Peter gets a shock. Jonas learns the truth about his family, but there are more surprises still to come. Helge makes a sacrifice.

Director:

Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Baran bo Odar (created by), Jantje Friese (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephan Kampwirth ... Peter Doppler
Valentin Oppermann Valentin Oppermann ... Mads Nielsen
Walter Kreye ... Tronte Nielsen
Lisa Kreuzer ... Claudia Tiedemann
Louis Hofmann ... Jonas Kahnwald
Daan Lennard Liebrenz ... Mikkel Nielsen
Lisa Vicari ... Martha Nielsen
Paul Lux ... Bartosz Tiedemann
Karoline Eichhorn ... Charlotte Doppler
Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer ... Helge Doppler
Angela Winkler ... Ines Kahnwald
Anne Ratte-Polle ... Ines Kahnwald 1986
Oliver Masucci ... Ulrich Nielsen
Sebastian Hülk ... Egon Tiedemann 1953
Christian Steyer ... H.G. Tannhaus 1986
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Storyline

Peter gets a shock. Jonas learns the truth about his family, but there are more surprises still to come. Helge makes a sacrifice.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Goofs

Jonas Kahnwald wakes up, some time after burning the letter back in episode 7, looks over at his bedside table and on it are his futuristic flashlight, the geiger counter, and the letter (which should no longer exist in that particular timeline). See more »

Quotes

(2017): Your pain defines who you are but it no longer holds power on you
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Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

A Quiet Life
Performed by Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld
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Season One Review
20 December 2018 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

Firstly, I'm one more person who strongly advocates dumping the English dub and switching to German with subtitles - it's just a far more natural way to watch the show.

The plot revolves around the disappearance of a number of Children, from a small town in Germany that's main claim to fame is its Nuclear Power plant. The disappearances bear a striking resemblance to events that occurred in the town 33 years previously and open a number of wounds for the residents that have never found closure to those crimes.

Overall, I enjoyed the first season of "Dark". I like the three pronged aspect of the story, the repeating nature and the chances to see the outcome of events from 33 years hence play out. The cast are all excellent. Not being as familiar with the actors as I would be with an American or English ensemble perhaps helps me to invest in seeing them as these characters a little more than normal. Though initially a bit confusing, the series does a good job of reminding you who is who, as children become adults or adults become senior citizens. I like the aesthetic of the different time periods and the music and score choices - both the licenced music and the unsettling score.

My only trepidation is as to whether the show actually knows where it's going. Across the run it sets up a lot of mysteries of which the finale only answers a few, before a paradigm shift that doesn't particularly make a lot of sense within the internal show logic and what we've seen so far. If it sounds a little like "Lost" you wouldn't be the first person to make that comparison in these reviews - I'm not convinced the show will have that many white elephants as "Lost" did but until it's finished, we'll never really know.

A second season is due in 2019, I'm looking forward to it.


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