Murky mystery and light-hearted romance

Cryptic sci-fi hit Dark pulls off an audacious ending, while K-drama Was It Love? is elevated by strong comic actors

In the Back To The Future time-travel movies (1985 to 1990), a big deal was made of not changing the past or future and meeting one's other self was a definite taboo.

There are no such concerns in the German science-fiction series Dark. Characters from one timeline can settle in another period, thus helping to create a future of which they will be a part. They can even meet and make cryptic statements to their younger selves.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2020, with the headline 'Murky mystery and light-hearted romance'. Print Edition | Subscribe