Happy New Year! Do you have any new year's resolutions? Mine is to binge less and instead do more useful and creative activities. But I do want to share my last binge adventure of 2017 with you: Dark. This super exciting and scary series is perfect for anyone interested in reflecting on what 'time' is. Why? Read on!
My brother Jelle Dragt is on my main advisory board when it comes to series to watch. A month ago he told me to watch Dark and he was spot-on with his advice! This German Netflix Original series is a rollercoaster of suspense and takes you into the darkest secrets of a small German village and its inhabitants. Kids seem to disappear in this village every 33 years and no one knows why.
But this is no ordinary detective series, Dark has storylines that cross the intersection of past, present and future. It shows you how different timelines can collide and influence each other in unexpected ways. What if you could meet your younger or older self? What would that be like? Quite weird, right?
In chapter 1 of my book 'How to Research Trends' I refer to time being a social construct (pg 18). It is something we, as a society, agreed on. But that doesn't mean these hours, days or years are a black and white reality. Maybe time is moving along very different or parallel pathways? Watching Dark makes you wonder how time works, while taking you along the mystery of kids disappearing in the small German village. Ofcourse a kind of time machine is not lacking in this tale of time, as shown on the picture below.
I love detective stories and this combination with exploring the concept of time makes Dark for me an addictive series to watch. Check the trailer below to see if it sparks your interest.
If you binge, binge wisely, binge Dark.