Saw this German show described as a darker and slower Stranger Things, which is sort of accurate, though it's way less pop than ST. Really well shot, good soundtrack, acting was uneven (kids better than the adults overall IMO) but the story worked for me. Don't want to describe too much but that ending had me hyped for season 2.
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5. "lol ive only seen the first 2 eps, but come on" In response to Reply # 4
>i don't get the comparisons with stranger things at all.
-rural/small town -group of kids riding their bikes around town -a gated power plant/secretive energy complex in the middle of it all -search parties walking through the woods -kids go missing one at a time, within 10 days of each other (will, barb) -parents devastated the kids are missing -the entire thing centers around a search for the missing kids while the characters affected by the search
7. "man that finale killed my vibe" In response to Reply # 0
loved everything about this show, and i was about to call it the best thing in years...but the last 5 minutes were cringeworthy af and a total departure from the mood of the rest of the show...i'll still check out season 02 but i'll keep my expectations super low from now on
9. "I liked it...for the same exact reason you hated it" In response to Reply # 7 Wed Jan-03-18 08:07 AM by BigReg
Dark is good but some of the schticks wore me down.
1)Ok, I get that ‘everything is connected’. Do we continuously have to introduce extraneous characters in the various timelines just to prove they are all generational. At a certain point it felt like they were introducing plotline loops just because. For instance, I would love to follow the lesbian affair because it already seems like a great story on its own...but the only reason why it feels like its there is to fill in the “One major affair per generation” slot.
2)THE DAVID FINCHER/TRENT REZNOR SCARY SYNTHS TO DRUM HOME THIS IS SOME DARK SHIT.
3)Apparently all the time travel has fucked with the timeline itself because it felt like every other scene was filmed in slow...motion....to....drum....home....this....is....some....dark...shit,
4) More montages of niggas staring into space depressed please
With such an oppressed vibe there needs to be some lighter moments just to make the fucked up moments have more weight...when its all a slog its just a slog. Its why i liked the kids hooking up/all the lighter moments (Ulrich telling Harrke (sp?) to stand up to bullies, etc. Hopefully the future timeline will give some of those moments as opposed to continous shots of dead tortured kids
11. "That's my point; it ruined the atmosphere and made it not dark" In response to Reply # 10 Thu Jan-04-18 08:26 AM by BigReg
Imagine if every time some fucked up shit happened in black mirror they went half the FPS speed, cycled through all the cast sitting in bed/in the car/in a chair at school with that same 'look into the abyss' moment to make sure you know THAT SHIT IS FUCKED UP.
That's the thing, for a dark show it just ended up being cheesy Like while imho Dark has much more potential Ozark did a MUCH better job using those same tools (long wilderness shots, heavy use of dissonance in sound, lots of contemplative shots of characters). There were times my girl looked down at her phone was like, "tell me when they are done with the sad montage"
Right now the sci-fi/drama elements are much much stronger than the horror/thriller elements. Its why the darkest moment, Ulrich trying to take the kid out, was the most effective since it was played as straight drama and it was horrifying in its simplicity.
Them adding a lighter storyline might help those scenes be more effective since they are overly reliant on them.
>lighter moments are ok, fuck there were plenty of them. > >as long as season 2 doesn't go full "generic post-apocalyptic >action movie with corny one-liners" i'll be good.
13. "its good, should had watched it all with subtitles instead of dubbed" In response to Reply # 0
the voice overs in english were killing me so halfway through the season i switched to german audio with english subtitles.
i had a hard time keeping track of who is who and im still a bit fuzzy. i think its easy to explain that this show is like stranger things just because the plot is set up so similarly, missing kid near power plant. the show as a whole is not like stranger things though and comparing them maybe does more harm than good.