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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families. When two children go missing in a small German town, its sinful past is exposed along with the double lives and fractured relationships that exist among four families as they search for the kids. The mystery-drama series introduces an intricate puzzle filled with twists that include a web of curious characters, all of whom have a connection to the town's troubled history -- whether they know it or not. The story includes supernatural elements that tie back to the same town in 1986. "Dark" represents the first German original series produced for Netflix.

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Netflix • 2016 • IMDb: 8.7
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Netflix • 2020 • IMDb: 5.7
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When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade. The twins Daria (Margherita Morchio) and Mauro Raina (Federico Russo) return to their mother's eerie small hometown, Curon in Northern Italy. Seventeen years ago, their mother Anna Raina (Valeria Bilello) fled the town, pregnant with the twins, after her own mother's tragic death. The three arrive at the family hotel, which has been closed ever since. After a cold welcome, it becomes apparent that no one wants Anna and her kids back in town, not even Anna's own father, Thomas (Luca Lionello). In fact, the twins do not want to stay either, they are eager to move back to their home in Milan. After some troubles on their first school day, Daria befriends the teacher's daughter Micki Asper (Juju Di Domenico) and they kiss after a late-night party by the town's lake. When Micki's brother, Giulio (Giulio Brizzi) hears the rumors that his sister could be a lesbian, he cannot believe this and confronts Daria and Micki. On the other hand, Micki's and Giulio's father, Albert Asper (Alessandro Tedeschi) also seems to have some unresolved history with Anna Raina. Meanwhile, Micki struggles with the rejection from her former friend group and the trust breach of her former best friend Lukas (Luca Castellano). Daria and Mauro discover that Anna had returned because of an incessant nightmare about the circumstances of her mother's death. In the nightmare, Anna saw someone, who looked identical to her, shoot her mother and then turn to point the gun at her. Everything leads them to the town's lake. The day Anna disappears, the twins begin searching for her and after going through a few troubling events, they finally solve the mystery of their grandmother's death and uncover the secret surrounding the town's lake. The ancient half-submerged bell-tower in the lake Lago di Resia (Reschensee in German), which borders Curon Venosta, is featured in the TV series.

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HBO • 2019 • IMDb: 9.4
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Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.

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Netflix • 2020 • IMDb: 7.5
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Ragnarok is a coming-of-age drama building on, and contributing to, a new and surprising angle on Norse mythology. It takes place in current day, in the fictional Norwegian town of Edda in Hordaland, Western Norway, which is plagued by climate change and the industrial pollution caused by the factories owned by the local Jutul family. The Jutuls are actually four Jötunn posing as a family. They are challenged by Magne, a teenage boy who is surprised to learn that he is the reincarnation of Thor, god of thunder, and begins the fight against those who are destroying the planet. In the second season, he is joined by more people who embody other gods.

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Hulu • 2016 • IMDb: 8.1
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Starz • 2014 • IMDb: 8.1
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Prime Video • 2022 • IMDb: 7.4
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