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Netflix’s Dark: Season 3

The first two season’s threads were sparse, but I thought for the third and final season, and people having time on their hands to watch, there might be some good discussion about this outstanding show. It’s from Germany and it’s a SciFi time travel show that will also add a parallel universe this season. It’s a show you need to pay attention to so there is a bit of commitment, but it is worth it for its amazing storytelling and high production values. If you enjoyed the OA or Fringe this might be right up your alley. Yes, you do need to watch the first two seasons, and no, I don’t recall any gay characters.

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by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 12:57 PM

OP here, I wanted to include this article, but it was grey boxing and I didn’t want the thread to be burdened with a blank image. This is from The Guardian and discusses the three actors playing Jonas, who is really the emotional center of the show and the young adult Jonas is a cutie!

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by Anonymousreply 106/25/2020

Here’s a image of the beautiful young adult Jonas and a recap of season two.

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by Anonymousreply 206/25/2020

Louis Hofmann has thick big long dong, I approve of everything he does.

by Anonymousreply 306/25/2020

R3 The article mentions some Danish German film he did prior, is it something you see there? Are we talking Josh O’Connor Gods Own County type showing?

by Anonymousreply 406/25/2020

Louis has presented dong in the White Crow (2018), Center of My World (2016) and Prelude (2019). This gif was from the White Crow.

I'm looking forward to seeing him present dong again soon, maybe in DARK S03.

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by Anonymousreply 506/25/2020

R5 Damn, really nice, thanks for showing. Those German actors never seem to be shy and usually for good reasons.

by Anonymousreply 606/27/2020

Two episodes in and really enjoying it. There’s a segment that’s in 1987 and they are using great music. They did open the whole season with a very sly side by having Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time playing in a kitchen scene, lol.

There’s travel back to 1888 and the very origins of the time travel that’s adding a nice element to the show. This website has great scene for scene recaps of episodes that has been extremely helpful in following along with the story.

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by Anonymousreply 706/27/2020

I went back and watched the first two seasons before watching season 3, which I finished this morning.

I'm glad I did the rewatch, as even so there were moments in Season 3, as the story grew ever more convoluted, that I was like, "Wait! What?"

One episode jumped back and forth in time constantly, utilizing a old-fashioned digital clock effect to indicate what year we were it. I started to think, "How are they ever going to pull this all together, and have it make sense."

They did it though. Overall, I would say that this is one of the best series I have ever seen. It is entertaining, lots of action, rewards attention, and doesn't overstay its welcome, and doesn't have any glaring plot holes that I could point out.

3 seasons was perfect - past, present, future. 3 worlds, 3 seasons.

I'm sad it's over, but everything was wrapped up nicely - with just enough of an "it's over - or is it?" moment at the very end.

by Anonymousreply 806/29/2020

I'm halfway through Season Two and really like it, for the reasons OP mentioned and for being really gorgeous at times.

by Anonymousreply 906/29/2020

R8 I wish I had the fortitude to go back and watch the first two seasons too. But I think in the not to far future I will rewatch all three seasons again. I too thought it was about as perfect a show as one could hope for and I’m putting it up there beside The Americans as one of the best.

It really had so many elements of Fringe, but was tighter and didn’t go off the rails stretching out seasons. It was also more subtle by choosing to focus just on Winden and go for the exponential in one town. And the choice to go back in time to 1888 and the repercussions of that was a stunning addition. Also, maybe it was the complexity, but usually there are holes in the plot of time travel narratives, but there was nothing glaring here if there were any.

by Anonymousreply 1006/29/2020

R9 There are so many beautiful scenes in this and the cinematography it top notch. I found this great article looking at many of the locations they used for filming, apparently mainly from just outside Berlin. Every time a character rode a bike down the path or walked through the woods with the straightest trees ever it was breath taking, like they were all shot on the quintessential most beautiful day in autumn each time. Even something like the yellow raincoat carried through with an important visual motif, or how that main house fluctuated throughout the series was stunning.

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by Anonymousreply 1106/29/2020

I just finished it. Wow, what an ending. This is one of the best scifi series I had the pleasure to watch. I love the scientific aspect but also the philosophical and religious aspects that were used. The actors are superb, the set design is stunning, the music, camera work and special effects (the ending scene was downright poetic) are perfect. I am greatful, that's all I want to say. I will re-watch it someday. It is worth it.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 11:38 AM

Excellent interview with Louis Hoffman, his British inflected English is impeccable.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 8:32 AM

Loved the first two seasons, then got to season 3 episode 1 and got confused. Maybe I'm not smart enough to watch? lol

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 8:36 AM

R14, the beginning of season 3 was indeed confusing. I rewatched 1 and 2 right before starting 3, and I was still confused, as the addition of the alternate world greatly increased the complexity. Stick with it though as the gaps do start to fill themselves in. Pay attention to hairstyles, scars, and specific characters that occur in specific worlds. That will help to keep things straight.

It all came together and made sense in the end. This is a show that absolutely rewards paying close attention. I tend to web surf, or do other things while watching TV, but it just can't be done while watching Dark.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 8:53 AM

SPOILER:

How do they resolve the paradox that in the new uninterrupted timeline, two randos appear to save son et al.? Does that mean that those lives were not completely erased and those two other worlds live in perpetual cycle?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 9:06 AM

R14 Above is a link to the site that has the best episode recaps, read it after each episode it will help clarify what happened and reenforce who is who and from which world. I actually saw season three as a reset and was easier to just let go and say new world, new stories. I will say as mentioned in some articles I didn’t notice or follow when the screen aspect ratio changed to delineate different worlds or saw the boy/man/grandpa’s cleft lip scar flip sides.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM

R16 This reviewer has done numerous summation videos, but this one might answer your question.

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by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 12:57 PM
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