Word passed through the grapevine about this little show called Dark and how great it is.
I had 4 days off over Christmas.
3 nights of being able to relive my teenage days staying up late watching the sun rise.
Naturally, this show became my consumption of choice.
It starts off a little slow (the pacing is ridiculously erratic IMHO), you try and wrap your head around the linguistics of it all (unlike Narcos where everything seems to just flow), and the characters, ah man, don’t get me started about that part. If you don’t pay attention to who is who and how each and every one of them are connected, you’re buggered.
IF you can get over all those humps and want to be wowed by some dark cinematography, then by all means add Dark to your to watch list.
I actually thought it was heaps better than Stranger Things season 2, but it’s easy to be critical of them both for different reasons.
With all of that being said, the ending was a bit of a let down. You sort of get this vibe that the director was intentionally holding back to lure you in for season 2 but this just leads to a frustrating finale. The initial plot of the series revolves around the missing kids and what happens to them.
Why in the bloody hell was this not better explored?
There was this chat I once had with a friend about how useful these little smart gadgets actually are and why would anyone every desire one. This is especially true if you’re paranoid about your privacy and don’t feel comfortable with what is easily the biggest tech company (I consider apple a phone company as they haven’t put out anything worth their salt in a while) listening to your conversations 24/7 365 days a year. Unless your internet goes out, but that is another story altogether.
Lo and behold, we have one for the living room now. I had a voucher for 20$ at my favourite brick and mortar store plus they had it going for 48$ so….there wasn’t much thought that went into this purchase.
28$ for a mini? That’s a compulsive buy right there.
What can I say after 2 weeks ? It sure does come in handy when I’m cooking and need to set a timer or to play some tunes to get a vibe going but it’s a bit of a shame that you need spotify premium to fully unlock all that lovely features (but not exactly a deal breaker to me).
With all the 75$ for 2 deals going on now, I’d say get one (or 2) and think about what you can use it for later.
I chuck more questions at it without even thinking nowadays.