The stunning new series from the creators of “The Smartest Show Ever” is here.
Reviews have arrived for1899a brand new Netflix series about 19th century ocean liner passengers.
The plot sees an international cast of characters forced to solve a hellish mystery after discovering another ship on the open sea, believed to have disappeared.
However what 1899 doesn’t matter to fans ofDarkconsidering its creators are behind the show.
Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar’s successor to the German-language time travel crime series, which achieved cult status over three seasons, seems to add even more drama with their new project “Mystery Box”.
The Mystery Box genre is applied to shows that have a high-profile mystery that hands out its answers like a jigsaw puzzle, leaving viewers to figure out what happens. Previous examples include Lost and The O.A.
Dark stunned and frustrated in equal measure with its labyrinthine story, which encouraged viewers to take notes. However, those patient enough to make it to the end have branded the show as the “smartest” and “most complex” of all time.
According to reviews, 1899 somehow goes further.
The Telegraph writes, “It’s eerie, unsettling, cold to the touch, and occasionally indecipherable unless you sit bolt upright and take notes.”
power calls too 1899 “an expertly crafted puzzle” and warns those who “have a part in hiding from the TV”.
radio times says “audiences’ patience will be rewarded” while watching the “genre-bending” show.
However, not everyone is impressed with the end result of the new show evening standard and Vice versa Call it a “slog” and “a train.”
1899 is now available to stream on Netflix.
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