I’m not sure there’s been a better time to be alive for fans of weird sci-fi television, with Netflix absolutely bringing it at the moment. Fresh off the Spielbergian ‘paranormal sci-fi’ of season 2 of Stranger Things, they’re lining up show after show that I’m keen to tune into.
To start with, and available right now, is Dark, a German supernatural thriller series based around the sci-fi trope of time travel – but from the rave reviews it’s getting, it does it very well:
The disappearance of two kids in the German small-town of Winden opens abysses that turn the concept of time on its head. The question is not who has kidnapped the children…but when.
Once you’ve finished Dark, you can move on to season 4 of Charlie Brooker’s acclaimed ‘dark sci-fi’ series Black Mirror, which will be available on December 29th:
Then, when you’re done with Black Mirror, you can move on to Altered Carbon – coming on February 2nd, 2018 – which plays with the ‘download your consciousness’ sci-fi theme:
Based on the award-winning novel, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies, called sleeves. The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.
Any other cool weird/paranormal sci-fi series that deserve our attention?