Netflix understood a long time ago that to succeed internationally, it has to win the hearts of local audiences by producing local shows. The result is a wide array of excellent series that we count down in this concise list.
If you liked Netflix’ Stranger Things gloomy suspense, sit tight because there is a lot more of where that came from in Dark. Here is what they have in common: the aesthetic, great music, and they’re both about the disappearance of a child. Other than that, it is very difficult to compare Dark to anything else I’ve seen before.
This German show is about a town with a long and dark history, which is brought to the forefront of the collective conscious when a child goes missing. The plot twists and turns through decades of history – and that’s as much as I will share without ruining the show for you.
Dark uses beautiful aesthetic, both visually and musically, to be compelling and painfully tension-ridden.
Season two has more bouncing between timelines and more dark and inexplicable events, as now six people are missing.
This gorgeous drama-thriller is set in bustling Istanbul where different characters, mostly women, cross paths.
And when I say gorgeous, I mean of the drop-dead variety. The cinematography is reminiscent of the Japanese style of Kazuo Miyagawa or Columbus director Kogonada.
And it’s all matched by the dialogue. The first episode follows a woman who lays bare her life in a first session with a psychologist. The story then moves on to her psychologist seeing her own clinician, mostly discussing how she feels about seeing veiled patients.
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