When Dark first came on the scene back in December of 2017, we were excited to talk about this wholly unique Netflix German-language science fiction offering in our January 2018 edition of the podcast. A year and a half later finds us revisiting the town of Winden to find that not only has Dark season 2 not lost its mojo; it has upped its game considerably, bringing in more time periods, more characters, and more people who know about the time travel possibilities.
Dark ties its central concept of causality loops and bootstrap paradoxes to the members of four families who have grown up in the same town for generations, and some of the family relationships have suprising links between them. With an impending disaster and the time travel phenomenon itself tied to the nuclear power plant nearby, many characters are motivated to either change history or eliminate the cycles altogether.
Like many of our previous podcasts this year, this discussion mainly focuses on the first two episodes of the season to remain relatively spoiler-free for the season at large. However, we also share our impressions of the overall story without giving anything away. For an episode-by-episode discussion of Dark, you can follow along with one of our hosts on his other podcast, SciFi TV Rewatch.
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Michael Ahr is a writer, reviewer, and podcaster here at Den of Geek; you can check out his work here or follow him on Twitter (@mikescifi). Dave Vitagliano has been writing and podcasting about science fiction television since 2012. You can read more of his work here.