Dark Net: Season 1 (2016)

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User Ratings: 43

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Air date: Jan 21, 2016

An exploration of the disturbing side of a digitally connected world. In the opener, a BDSM couple use tracking technology to fulfill their master-slave relationship, a bachelor in Japan falls in love with a virtual girlfriend, and a revenge porn victim's life is upended when her private nude photos are published online.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2016

A Swedish mom gets an RFID chip as a lifestyle choice; a filmmaker loses an eye and replaces it with a camera; a man uses hundreds of tracking systems to monitor every aspect of his life.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2016

Child pornography on the Internet is investigated. Included: the victims who are forced to perform sex acts; people who are using technology to protect kids and catch perpetrators; a pedophile who reveals the roots of his addiction.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2016

Content moderators who watch the worst of the Internet; a convicted hacker whose punishment was the virtual prison of the unplugged; a black hat hacker who encrypts and holds computer files hostage.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2016

A woman is pulled into an online cult from the safety of her bedroom; a former pilot who suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity seeks relief in the absence of electricity and WiFi; a quadriplegic uses cutting-edge adaptive robotics and virtual reality to transcend his body's limitations.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2016

A teen struggles with an addiction to online pornography; autistic technologists in Silicon Valley turn their genetic variation to an advantage. Also: Nootropics, a class of cognition-enhancing supplements that allegedly rewire the brain.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2016

A look at the world of Cyberbanging where inner city youth use social media to brag, conspire and incite violence. Also: two African-American women bloggers who turned the table on the trolls who threatened them; and the creator of Abdullah X, an online character who is trying to keep Muslim kids from falling under the spell of Islamic extremists.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2016

Season 1 ends with an abuse victim and activist who use technology to document and report police abuse. Also: the heir to a rabbinic dynasty who's turned away from Brooklyn's Hasidim after finding a world he never knew existed online; and an entrepreneur whose 3-D printing technology enables building untraceable guns from the comfort of your own home.

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Critic Reviews for Dark Net Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The subject matter is worthy of the docuseries treatment, but Dark Net is a shallow wade into the deep web.

Jan 21, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

In general, the program successfully walks a fine line between glorifying technology and treating it as a curiosity. No one knows where all this is headed, but Dark Net is at least peering into the possible futures with more sophistication than most.

Jan 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Contemplation and condemnation, all wrapped up into one, with no easy answers at the end of it all, the fact that Dark Net never allows you to entirely pin down its perspective keeps the proceedings riveting.

Jan 20, 2016 | Full Review…

While some of it is interesting in a circus-sideshow manner, it feels like a late arrival to the Catfish party.

Jan 19, 2016 | Full Review…
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Showtime is banking on the power of morbid curiosity to keep you watching, and you very well might. Though when you're done, you might need a Disney marathon to balance things out.

Jan 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The content tends to be heavy on example and light on analysis and interpretation. The show could stand to slow down a bit on the way.

Jan 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dark Net: Season 1

  • May 03, 2019
    A really interesting show that touches on real work issues that affect nearly all of us, or are associated with things we strongly believe against. The reporting is extremely fair and balanced proving multiple points of views. They've definitely done their research.
  • May 29, 2018
    Very interesting show, giving us insight into the future of technology and walking through the dangers of said technology. One or two episodes are very difficult to watch particularly 'Exploit' episode 3. This however is part of the show as it takes you through the dangers of the WWW, and the horrors that exist and arr very real today.
  • Aug 03, 2017
    There's a new show in Netflix called DarkNet. It is so bad it feels like if the Catholic church was explaining homosexuality. There are a lot of ring-lights involved
  • Oct 30, 2016
    If you've ever used, or even heard of, the internet, then Dark Net is a required watching for you.
  • Apr 13, 2016
    Want to know what is really going on in the internet and the dark underbelly that exists? See this documentary show on the darker sides of the internet and have your eyes opened. Scary and fascinating!
  • Jan 26, 2016
    I've only seen the first episode. I thought it was interesting. What disturbed me, is that we're digitizing and uploading everything someone would need to know about being human. Whether you believe the machines will overtake us, or the aliens will make contact, we are, in a global way, showing all our strengths and weakness to whoever Is out there.

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