If you're on the lookout for your next TV obsession, Netflix has your back. The second season of Dark has just landed on the streaming service, and if you haven't watched or even heard of the German sci-fi thriller yet, you need to change that, stat.

Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Dark's narrative is mind-bendingly complex. It's not an easy watch, but — as you'll see from the reviews below — the effort you put into unweaving the story is deeply rewarding. After all, no show reaches 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes without being seriously good.

Set in the fictional German town of Winden, Dark takes place in the aftermath of a child's disappearance and charts how the missing child case affects the community left behind. Numerous family narratives interlink: dark pasts, time travel, suicide, and creepy nuclear power plants. You could think of the show as Stranger Things meets Westworld, but really, it's a beast of its own.

Watch the trailer for the new season below and then keep scrolling to discover what critics are saying about Dark season two.

It rewards the time put in

Dark is a rewarding investment in time spent in untangling the family trees and timelines. It’s also an intriguing experiment in how looped events and themes of determinism can play into growth and evolution. Perhaps Dark is the ultimate vehicle to illustrate the flat circle of recurrence as one season can flow into the next and back to the beginning.

Hanh Nguyen, IndieWire

Creepy but poignant

Like Stranger Things and The OA, Dark offers teen viewers the fantasy of events with global or greater importance depending on their own actions: of course parents and authority figures are all liars, but they’re lying about something significant. The nowhere-town of Winden is the battleground for the eternal struggle between good and evil, carried out against a background of endless rain, dead birds in boxes, mysterious horology, Latin inscriptions and sinister priests, all of them the product of the show’s excellent, creepy art direction.

Jack Seale, The Guardian

It's Netflix's best supernatural show

Netflix’s best supernatural series… not Stranger Things, but Dark, the German-language thriller that blends time travel, philosophy, and demonic evil with a deftness that its streaming-service counterpart only dreams of delivering… The result is a show that feels as if it’s on the verge of eating its own tail—an impression that further enlivens what is fast becoming a monumental work of sci-fi intrigue.

Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

The narrative is weird, earnest, and outlandish

Despite its often somber tone, Dark is at times a gleefully weird and earnestly capable genre series. But that fidelity to its classification and willingness to go to outlandish ends to achieve its storytelling goals is what makes the series so entertaining in the first place.

Kevin Yeoman, Screen Rant

Very, very bingeworthy

Were Dark slightly less mind-melting, it would probably benefit from a weekly release instead of Netflix’s season-dump approach. But the expansive nature of the series’ palate in terms of plot, theme, and especially characters actually make it an ideal binge-watch. However, be forewarned: refreshing yourself with the first season before starting the new one isn’t just a recommendation, it’s pretty much a requirement. Dark has more than earned its reputation as a more adult alternative to Stranger Things — the bitter to its sweet — and it demands more work as such. But so far, it’s every bit worthwhile.

Alex Huntsberger, Consequence of Sound

Now, here are some other great foreign TV shows on Netflix.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Thanks to Patta, Summer Never Looked So Sleek

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Black & White AJ1s Drop Soon (The Golf Version, That Is)

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Best Black Sneakers for Women Right Now

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    No, TikTok, Charlotte Tilbury Is Not Promoting Witchcraft

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Lacoste & ASICS Took Over COMME des GARÇONS Shirt FW23

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Here’s the Best Sneaker Moments From Netflix's ‘You People'

    Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.