There aren't many missteps in Dark.
Dark is worth persevering with as the tension is ratcheted from gently claustrophobic to actively unnerving, and the decades-straddling plot settles into an web of conspiracies and buried secrets.
...a riveting thriller which begins as something relatively linear [...] and expands into an examination of something incredibly profound.
...a beautifully intricate plot.
What sets Dark apart and raises it to the level of truly fine drama is its quietness and beauty.
In 2019, Jonas emerges from the cave into a strange but familiar world: the town of Winden, reeling from the recent disappearance of a young boy.
Martha travels to 1888 to warn her friends about the 2020 disaster. Winden residents past and present search for their missing loved ones.
Charlotte and Ulrich try to piece together what happened in the bunker. In different times and worlds, Jonas and Martha work to gain each other's trust.
Martha and Jonas travel to 2052 and get a glimpse of a grim future. In 1954, two residents of Winden go missing, and Hannah receives surprising news.
In 2020, a visitor delivers a warning to Claudia. The day before the apocalypse, Jonas begins to question Eva's motives.
Adam holds Martha captive. On the day of the apocalypse, an increasingly frantic Martha begs Bartosz for his help.
Across three centuries, Winden's residents continue their desperate quest to alter their fate and save their loved ones.
Claudia reveals to Adam how everything is connected — and how he can destroy the knot.