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Dark. Such a simple, pretty common word isn’t it? Well, one of the newest additions to your holiday series list, Netflix’s Dark has all the impossible tastes and moods for your eyes only. The first German-language TV series meant for the international market, Dark, promises to make your intricate brain work as it never did.

The hit wonder Dark, sets its path onto the simple, pure and intricate thought. The one you need to be watching if you’re a lover of such as Twin Peaks or Stranger Things, Dark sets the tone for so much more than what it stands for, you can’t help but not watch.

A mysterious government facility in a small town, the disappearance of a child and huge 80s references that gives us a feeling of nostalgia, this huge hit TV show left us wanting more. No more than 10 episodes a season, the German production fills the space left by Stranger Things to go into deep waters with Dark.

More grown up, deeper, darker. The colour schemes are pretty simple and get you wanting you wanting more every episode. The 10 season episode, takes place in dim rooms and unlit garages, in an ominously oppressive forest and a shadowy cave, or under sickly, faltering lighting that suggests a kind of heavy moral decay falling over the world. As you can see, really cheerful isn’t it?

Ugly secrets, grotesque killings and birds. The ominous weight that is present throughout the whole series is just one of the many factors why you should be watching. Amongst this, the set production design is set in bringing the viewers an incredible aesthetic of what really lurks around the corner. What secrets are people keeping, what is about to happen that all of a sudden everything seems to be unsettled and unstoppable? This is brought by the amazing set of actors chosen for the parts, that can pull off the angst-stricken and unsatisfied emotions, the feeling of an unsettled, untrustworthy world.

A beautifully rendered world where people are faulted and the world is far darker and more lonely than we think, the series sets the pace when it comes to bringing minimal, slow and fascinating, perfectly timed sequences of a work of art lurking in the shadows.