Contradicting myself again, i return to a television series, this time a contemporary one. Why? Because it seems to me an obvious example of the standardization and formatting that television narratives has generally become, especially those who are Twin Peaks' "daughters". Cinematography, script, direction and especially editing and sound, the horrible music always marking presence, are a proof of this.
One of the best series I've ever seen. Everything from dialogues to soundtrack to the actors was something else. Don't know very well how to describe this besides "fried my little brains" and it was awesome! Hope the next season will be as amazing as the first one.
Squanders its fantastic premise on an abundance of poorly written secondary characters, thus rendering it a headscratching maelstrom of beautiful cinematography, great music, thrilling sci-fi, and highly confusing personal dramas. Hopefully the writing will improve for the second season.
It's Nacho Vigalondo's Timecrimes on steroids. It's also very dark... all those cave scenes. It's adequately entertaining and, like Primer, requires both a spreadsheet and a concept map to figure out. PS. If you watch Odar's The Silence (2010) you will instantly recognize the same obsession for ritualized, time-based murders of innocent children.
A mindblowing and suspenseful series that is full of great writing and solid acting. It is shot beautifully and the score is stellar. Rarely have I been so captivated by a series as I was with this one.
Five episodes are spent developing characters through unremarkable drama (nothing happens, seriously), resulting in uninteresting shells of characters. Therefore, the rest of the show falls flat, regardless of its good sci-fi plot intentions (fed to us in a rush towards the end). There is no urgency, no edge and no emotional connection. Even Ben Frost's soundtrack feels bland. The cinematography was stellar, though.
Who would have thought that a German show produced by Netflix would be this good? But indeed it is, Dark is a masterpiece. Whats not to love? Fascinating script even if not completely original, incredible cinematography, lighting and colors; great acting, beautiful sets and a town that feels like a real place. The gritty and creepy af mood is hypnotizing as well. A definitive ending would have been preferred though.