Netflix Series

- Created by: Jantje Friese & Baran bo Odar.

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Dark is the smartest and inconceivably intricate time traveling Netflix series I have seen in the past decade

Attemping to deconstruct Dark one has to walk a fine line between spoilers and abstract mathematics. Both of which I will avoid.

Having watched season one twice and season two once, I can say the Dark has left a philosophical residue on me. The show explores many subjects from the Descartes Method to Topological Supersymmetry and disguises itself as family drama.

The subject matter creates a mature yet exploratory landscape that leaves the viewer smarter yet more confused than when they started.

I highly recommend this series, in whatever timeframe you may find yourself in.

Here are some quotes that stood out for me

"We’re not free in what we do because we’re not free in what we want. We can’t overcome what’s deep within us."

"Man is a strange creature: all his actions are motivated by desire, his character forged by pain. As much as he may try to suppress that pain, to repress the desire, he cannot free himself from the eternal servitude to his feelings. For as long as the storm rages in within him, he cannot find peace, not in life, not in death. And so, he will do what he must, day in, day out, the pain his vessel, desire his compass - that is all that man is capable of."

"The boy from the future stayed, and in time he became a man. Mikkel became Michael, who never knew where he belonged. "

"Sic Mundus Creatus Est"

"Do you think Einstein would have given up so fast? It is the fate of pioneers to persistently pursue their aim.
To believe, although no one believes.
I don't want to do this anymore.
Why would God want any of this? Yes.
Why would God want any of this? After looking into hell, as you have, it can never be forgotten.
It becomes a part of you.
And the idea of God, of Jesus the Savior, becomes a thread of hope you cling to.
All of us who know the darkness long for the light, but there is no God! God didn't make this hole among us.
God doesn't have a plan.
There is no plan at all.
There's nothing but chaos out there.
Pain and chaos! People are bad.
Malicious, evil.
Life is nothing but a spiral of pain.
And the world is doomed to be destroyed.
But this here This is our ark."