Dark (season 2)

The first season of this show about a small but very odd German town began with a suicide and a disappeared child, and got darker from there.  The second season, which resolved some of the unfinished threads from the first season but introduces new ones, nevertheless manages to be a bit hopeful, with even a bit of humor (Gretchen the time traveling dog).  The three main story lines follow the town in three time periods – the present, the 1980s, and the 1950s.  I was fascinated by this portrait of a changing Germany, from the really dark days right after WWII to the modern, forward-looking society it is today.  The characters are really interested, even if the convoluted story lines sometimes don’t make sense. I recommend binge watching this series, though, so you can keep track of things.

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