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Netflix's mind-bending visual odyssey, 1899 (2022) | Review

Immigrants on a steamship travelling from London to New York get caught up in a mysterious riddle after finding a second vessel adrift on the open sea.

1899 explores science fiction themes of time travel, fate, and parallel worlds. This is a visually mind bending series with excellent design work which makes for an opulent and memorable visual odyssey each episode without disappointment.

Initially, this series scattered any logical or realistic explanation for the happenings. Watching these series requires undoubted attention, not trying to figure out the reason why and simply accepting the events. There is no doubt that 1899 (2022) is a nonsensical explosion of creativity and uniqueness, this series is a perfect example of original thinking and individuality.

This multicultural series displays a sea of languages and characters, each with their own complex and mysterious backstories which unravel with time throughout the season. Program creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese also created the unforgettable series Dark (2017). Much to our dismay 1899 (2022) isn’t technically connected, the two simply share creators and an unforgettable, nonsensical and utterly fascinating plot. This was a thoroughly enjoyable series from beginning to end, the characters were all pawns in a game whilst trying to resist the inevitable. Highly recommend 1899 (2022) to anyone wanting a complex and impactful series to sink their teeth into.


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