Dark: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Dark's central mystery unfolds slowly, both tense and terrifying, culminating in a creepy, cinematic triumph of sci-fi noir.



Critic Ratings: 44


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2913
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Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017
Air date: Dec 1, 2017

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In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

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Critic Reviews for Dark Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Dec 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The time travel conceit does more than give us a window into how these families have evolved over many decades - it's brings a whole new meaning to "things are not quite what they seem here."

Dec 1, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even if some of the "You may like this..." seams still show in the making of Dark, its biggest selling point is as a story about a community haunted by something it refuses to talk about.

Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The beginning of 'Dark' is very worth watching, both for the excellent atmosphere achieved and for the ideas it plays with. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Having Stranger Things withdrawals? Tune in to the eerie supernatural German Netflix show that will make you think twice about stepping into caves.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

With Dark, Netflix related a complex world of time travel with the intricate symbolism of alchemy and the foundational principles of greek tragedy. [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

This could be because it's very complicated, following three different time lines involving multiple characters at different ages, but take it from us, there are serious rewards for the patient.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Dark is a masterfully filmed series that slowly and grippingly explores the labyrinth of secrets in a deeply troubled town.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Its historical vision is distinctive, a past and present filled with angst and cynicism triggered by unsolved disappearances and public corruption.

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The Netflix series plays with temporary trips and their paradoxes to effectively tell the mysteries and secrets of a small town. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dark: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Love it! So interesting! So much creativity!
  • Sep 13, 2019
    It's just perfect Characters Storyline(s) Past and future of them Connection Everything is connected Perfection
  • Sep 10, 2019
    This is science fiction in its purest form, and at its best. A show about interesting characters, philisophical ideas and consequences. Beautifully filmed, exceptionally written and impeccably cast. This isn't a show for casual viewers ... thankfully. I have a feeling the writers have the story fully planned out and know exactly where they are going. But as a viewer you have absolutely no idea, one moment you think you do, the next you're having your mind blown for the umpteenth time. It takes a couple of episodes to really get into it's stride. Once there though, it's a juggernaut.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Two words....freaking amazing. If there is a better show, it will not come out until 33 years from now.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    It's a combination of Fringe, Stranger Things and Lost...........
  • Aug 31, 2019
    If you enjoyed "Lost" you will like this.
  • Aug 24, 2019
    By far the best series I've EVER watched
  • Aug 19, 2019
    'The Dark' starts in one place. And ends in another. Then goes someplace else in the next season. If you enjoy the score and cinematography and the characters it is a wonderful journey.
  • Aug 18, 2019
    Has a lot of potential. Tends to get caught up in piecing together of the relationships of the various cast members, whose inbred lifestyles result from the meshing of various timelines. At times can be riveting although the "great reveals" are to a large extent predictable. Did the 1958 VW beetle also travel through the wormhole to 1953? Worth watching if only for the shock value of it.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    Great production quality and interesting concept. I don't care for the way the show continually strings you along.

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