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Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 05:46 PM)
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Seriously, this is the best show done by Netflix in years. (I liked it WAY more than the disappointing ST s2)

It's like an amalgamation of Stephen King, Nolan, Lynch and Fincher.
It's beautifully shot, very tense and well... um... DARK.

Plot is super engaging and will keep you guessing and obsessing over every detail (and yup, they all matter)

Just remember to turn off the god-awful English dub and go German audio + Eng subs.

Watch the pilot and come thank me later.

It's a crime how poorly Netflix is promoting this wonderful show.

Trailer (I'd recommend going in blind, but if you have to....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy0b9e40tK8

NAMES PRIMER---------------------------------------------------- done by IgnotiousB on reddit.

It's a bit hard to follow at first so here's a primer of the characters!

!!!DO NOT OPEN SPOILERS IF YOU HADN'T FINISHED EP 1!!!


Kahnwald family:
  • Hanna, mother: has affair with Ulrich Nielsen
  • Michael, father: commits suicide at the start
  • Jonas, son: yellow jacket, has bad dreams/mental problems
  • Ines, grandmother: former nurse

Nielsen family:
  • Ulrich, father: works as a cop
  • Katharina, mother: principal at the school
  • Mikkel, youngest son: disappears
  • Magnus, eldest son
  • Martha, daughter: dates Barthoz Tiedemann
  • Jana, grandmother: mother of Ulrich
  • Tronte, grandfather: father of Ulrich

Tiedemann family:
  • Aleksander, father: runs the nuclear plant
  • Regina, mother: runs the Winden hotel
  • Bartosz, son: boyfriend of Martha Nielsen, best friend of Jonas Kahnwald

Doppler family:
  • Charlotte, mother: cop, chief of police (?)
  • Peter, father: psychiatrist of Jonas Kahnwald
  • Franziska, eldest daughter: ginger
  • Elisabeth, youngest daughter: deaf
davepoobond
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(12-04-2017, 05:58 PM)
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You didnít really explain what it was.


From the trailer: Itís basically German stranger things for adults cause thereís guns and murder
i-Lo
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(12-04-2017, 05:58 PM)
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Already on the fourth episode and yet again I'm reminded of why EU dramas (aside from UK stuff) are such a palette cleanser. Gritty and dark which incidentally fits the theme of the show.

And yea, if possible, it's best to watch it English Subs and original German audio.

PS: I did love ST S2 though XD

Originally Posted by davepoobond

You didn’t really explain what it was.


From the trailer: It’s basically German stranger things for adults cause there’s guns and murder

The only thing it was common with ST is that it's based in a different time than our present and it being sci-fi.

It explores the nature of time (again, I am only on the fourth episode).
Zog
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(12-04-2017, 06:02 PM)
For me, Stranger Things was more like Gremlins than E.T. and that's not a positive. I am not a fan of monster movies. Is Dark a monster show or something more creative. I was so disappointed to find out the mystery in Stranger Things boiled down to a monster.
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by davepoobond

You didn’t really explain what it was.


From the trailer: It’s basically German stranger things for adults cause there’s guns and murder

I did it to save you from spoilers but, basically it's this small-town mystery about a kid disappearing.... BUT this is where the similarities with ST end.

It's closer to IT (However there's no monster...)
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zog

For me, Stranger Things was more like Gremlins than E.T. and that's not a positive. I am not a fan of monster movies. Is Dark a monster show or something more creative. I was so disappointed to find out the mystery in Stranger Things boiled down to a monster.

Good news, no monsters!

eek... double post. :(
Zog
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(12-04-2017, 06:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Lynchian

Good news, no monsters!

eek... double post. :(

Thanks, I'll check it out.
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zog

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Post your thoughts in here later, I want this to turn into an OT of sorts.
Xenobureido
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(12-04-2017, 06:27 PM)
Americans praising a German tv-show? Hm ... maybe I'll have to check it out after all.
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xenobureido

Americans praising a German tv-show? Hm ... maybe I'll have to check it out after all.

I'm Canadian :D

p.s. added a names primer to the OP.
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Double-post
Little Chicken
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(12-04-2017, 07:11 PM)
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I think I'm on episode 7, pretty good so far.
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 07:13 PM)
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Could a mod change the thread's title to:
DARK (Netflix) OT | The question is not WHY should you watch it, but WHEN?
davepoobond
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(12-04-2017, 07:45 PM)
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It does seem well-produced so I am interested regardless. I donít think Iíve ever seen a German-language tv show either.
Xenobureido
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(12-04-2017, 08:31 PM)
Watching ep 1. The atmosphere is nice, but ugh, some dialogue sounds so unnatural, nobody in Germany talks like that (that old lady ... lol).

And there's already so much personal drama that I hate, but that's part of pretty much any tv show these days, I guess :/

And on I go.
golfham
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(12-04-2017, 08:45 PM)
This show is amazing. Getting so many Lost vibes. Itís perfection.
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xenobureido

Watching ep 1. The atmosphere is nice, but ugh, some dialogue sounds so unnatural, nobody in Germany talks like that (that old lady ... lol).

And there's already so much personal drama that I hate, but that's part of pretty much any tv show these days, I guess :/

And on I go.

Well I can't really speak German so I won't comment on that...
But yeah. It's a psychological thriller at its core, and it does deal quite a lot with the people's psyche, relationships and dramas.
Xenobureido
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(12-04-2017, 09:12 PM)
Episode 1 done. It's intriguing and I'll continue watching in a moment. At the same time I'm wary about a German thriller/scifi tv-show. Too much goes wrong when German movie makers strive off the usual WW2/DDR-drama or crime show. But it's a promising start.
finowns
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(12-04-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Iím going to watch it OP
Lynchian
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(12-04-2017, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by finowns

Iím going to watch it OP

Enjoy it man!
the better twin
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(12-04-2017, 09:48 PM)
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The dub is really putting me off. Would prefer subtitles.
Edit: just noticed the advice in the op. Thanks.
Xenobureido
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(12-04-2017, 11:57 PM)
Starting episode 4 now. It's still interesting, although some elements feel ... forced. I'd say the worst offender is the music that often plays too thick on a scene, as if to push into the audience's face 'BE EXCITED!'. Certainly taken from us television, but with less subtlety.

Also lol:
Milf to son: 'You don't have to go to school today. We can do something fun. Just the two of us. *smiles at him*'

Yeah, my mind is too dirty for that scene ;)
Lynchian
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(12-05-2017, 12:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xenobureido

Starting episode 4 now. It's still interesting, although some elements feel ... forced. I'd say the worst offender is the music that often plays too thick on a scene, as if to push into the audience's face 'BE EXCITED!'. Certainly taken from us television, but with less subtlety.

Also lol:
Milf to son: 'You don't have to go to school today. We can do something fun. Just the two of us. *smiles at him*'

Yeah, my mind is too dirty for that scene ;)

Well Europeans are way more open-minded, aren't they? :D
Sosokrates
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(12-05-2017, 01:56 AM)
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Ok you have a sale with me

I will give it a go.
t-storm
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(12-05-2017, 01:35 PM)
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Hmmm... thanks for this OP. Never heard of this... I will also give it a try.
Insane Metal
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(12-05-2017, 01:49 PM)
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Ok OP I'll watch it. If I don't like it I'll come after you.
augmental
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(12-05-2017, 03:32 PM)
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Well, I made it halfway through the 2nd episode....when does this get interesting?
ELAMOR
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(12-05-2017, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by augmental

Well, I made it halfway through the 2nd episode....when does this get interesting?

i am in episode 4th i would like to know to please.
Xenobureido
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(12-05-2017, 08:20 PM)
Lol, stop watching if you don't find it exciting by ep 4. I'm on ep 8 and will finish it today. Great show, although I dread the cliffhanger ending that was mentioned.
KiLLaDeZo
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(12-05-2017, 08:40 PM)
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I will check it out after iv polished off the Punisher. Better not be shit :P
McLovin
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(12-05-2017, 09:10 PM)
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Binged the whole thing, it was pretty good. Although the episodes start getting crazier near the end, it was a little telegraphed.
partime
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(12-05-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Man I tell ya, donít watch it while drinking or when your tired, subs go by too fast sometimes, and the English dub feels so disjointed.

Cool story though!
darkinstinct
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(12-05-2017, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lynchian

It's a crime how poorly Netflix is promoting this wonderful show.

That's because they don't care. Starting in 2018 30 % of their content has to be made in Europe or they will be shut down here. That's the only reason the show exists.
Lynchian
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(12-05-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkinstinct

That's because they don't care. Starting in 2018 30 % of their content has to be made in Europe or they will be shut down here. That's the only reason the show exists.

Huh, didn't know that.
MaKTaiL
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(12-05-2017, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkinstinct

That's because they don't care. Starting in 2018 30 % of their content has to be made in Europe or they will be shut down here. That's the only reason the show exists.

We have something similar here in Brazil too. I hate it. Companies shouldn't be forced to do anything. It's not like Crunchyroll will start producing Brazilian Anime, doesn't make sense. Netflix is an international company and it is bound to distribute more international content than national ones.
finowns
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(12-06-2017, 12:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkinstinct

That's because they don't care. Starting in 2018 30 % of their content has to be made in Europe or they will be shut down here. That's the only reason the show exists.

Can I get a link. My first thought is that's kind of heavy handed.. but maybe there is a reason
xStoyax
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(12-06-2017, 02:30 AM)
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Started watching it but the voices not matching the lips was more than i could bare
Lynchian
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(12-06-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by xStoyax

Started watching it but the voices not matching the lips was more than i could bare

Just turn off the dub man.
Manus
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(12-06-2017, 04:26 AM)
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Man this first episode was amazing. Love how dark it is too. Was so planning on them not even showing the hanging in the beginning and having them cut away, but they didn't!

Also definitely watch in German with English subtitles. It's so much better.
xStoyax
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(12-06-2017, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lynchian

Just turn off the dub man.

I might try again - almost finished with Grace Alias
G-Bus
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(12-07-2017, 05:51 AM)
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Thanks for the recommendation. First episode was good and I want to watch more.

Your right, the dub is terrible but I really don't want to read subs for the whole season. Probably get easier a couple episodes in.
Insane Metal
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(12-08-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Watched the first episode today, it was ok. I'll keep watching.
hokagespit
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(12-08-2017, 05:16 AM)
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It was pretty good up until near the end, then it all kinda fell apart and got weak. Wish I wouldnít of finished it and left it a mystery...
finowns
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(Yesterday, 12:21 PM)
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I just finished the marathon, really enjoyed it. Hopefully we get a season 2.

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