After almost 2 years, Dark season 2 kicks off a year later after last season’s cliffhanger. Jonas is in the future and has no way back home. He appears to have adapted to this post-apocalyptic world but keeps looking for a way to travel back to 2020, hoping to stop the looming apocalypse that will destroy Winden and kill most of its population. Back in 2020, the mysterious disappearances in the town are still being looked into, with no clues of what may have had happened.
The new season of the German sci-fi series has all the elements that captivated viewers during the first season. Some questions from season 1 are answered in these new episodes but a million new are raised by the end of the season.
The season starts slowly, taking however much time is needed in each time period to understand where these characters are and what’s driving them. Of course, it’s full of twists and turns, you can’t define who are the “good guys” or the “bad guys”, which is one of the things that makes this story so compelling. When you are putting the pieces together and think you’ve got the character’s intentions figured out, the writers throw you a curveball and you’re back to square one. The story itself got a lot more complicated, the mechanics of time travel are defined and it’s quite confusing.
Overall, the season is fantastic, the writers really kicked up a notch and at the same time maintained the essence of the series. A personal tip, if you can, re-watch season 1 or Google the Netflix recap and study a chart with the family trees. If the last time you watched the series was when it premiered (like me) you’re bound to be super confused during the first episodes.
Season 2 of Dark meets viewers’ expectations, keeps the story intriguing and lays the ground for the climax in season 3.