A number of children mysteriously go missing in a small town in the 1980s. There are eerie flickering lights, unexplained underground pathways and a group of friends who come together to solve the disappearances. No, this isn't the plot for Stranger Things 3 (which has just been confirmed for a third season) it's the premise of Dark, Netflix's new original series which (for obvious reasons) is being compared to the former. At face value, Stranger Things and Dark seem to hold many similarities - but beneath the surface Dark, as its title suggests is aptly darker. Dark is also Netflix's first original German series, presented with English subtitles.

Dark tells the story of two kids who were kidnapped in the German small-town of Winden. The pilot begins with an ominous Albert Einstein quote: "The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." The foundation of the show challenges the concept of time; when the children go missing, it is not a matter of who, where, or how - but when.

Dark is much less of a sci-fi drama, and more of a cryptic mystery. Perhaps more Twin Peaks than Stranger Things - or even something from Stephen King. Whatever the case you'll probably be watching with one eye covered. Watch the trailer for Dark below. 

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