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'Dark Season 3' Reaffirms Viewers That Not All Epic Finales Are Bad; Some Are Sensational

SPOILER-FREE The culmination of probably the most mind-bending and intelligence-challenging mystery series has finally arrived as the third season of German show, Dark released on Netflix.

2020-06-27T20:23:00Z

The culmination of probably the most mind-bending and intelligence-challenging mystery series has finally arrived as the third season of German show, Dark released on Netflix. If you have already seen the two seasons so far, you would know how anything and everything in the show has been a question mark leading to this finale. Here’s analyzing how the show signs off with a SPOILER-FREE review of the same.

I am assuming you have at least seen the first two seasons of the show to even enter this article. Picking up right where the show left from the jaw-dropping cliffhanger where a parallel world Martha (Lisa Vicari) arrives just when normal world Martha is killed off and informs Jonas (Louis Hoffman) that there is a parallel world where everyone is the same in terms of their characters but things are entirely different.

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Even with a concept like time travel, quantum physics, and similar theories, one might wonder how innovative can you get after all as with over 18 episodes, things become monotonous. That is when Dark Season 3 hits you and reminds you that it is the same show you have been marveling at and even though having touched all the possibilities, it can still shock you as much as you have your brain twisting constantly. I would like to give a special mention to creator and director Baran bo Odar and his team with the decision of executing the first episode of Season 3 in the most beautiful ways possible. Things are different in the episode “Déjà vu” but yet seem similar and it is an ode to the makers reminding us that just in case you may have forgotten how the show began, we haven’t.

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Season 3 has constantly been presented as the culmination of this supremely complex time-traveling saga but this is where it falters a bit. As a viewer, given that you are already told how things are going to be ending now, you become restless. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th episodes of this season while usually amazing have you lose your interest more often than not. You are not entirely interested in how much more complex and newer facets are being fidgeted with but now you want to see a logical build-up to a hopeful conclusion.

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That, fortunately, happens right from the 5th episode, and just in vintage-Dark style, the show gets better and better having more eye-rolling and brain-scratching moments than you can imagine. Keeping all the spoilers intact, the big ending is, how do I say it – satisfying. Yes! With epic shows, we have seen the challenge lately how some finales are not just up to the mark, and while being polarized is fine but being more hated than loved is not something one wants, ever.

That doesn’t happen with Dark as the show ends its run with a high and bows out well.

Rating - *** ½ (3.5/5)

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