Couch Potating: Dark Matter

I’m not entirely sure of the significance of the title of the series but apparently when one needs an obscure science concept to make for a similarly mysterious plot line that happens in space, Dark Matter seemed like a good idea at the time. And it works.

Dark Matter is a Canadian TV series distributed by NBC that tells the story of a crew of six aboard a derelict spaceship with no memory of who they are and why they were in the middle of nowhere. To avoid confusion, they temporarily name themselves by the order of their awakening and discover an android that they later use for their navigation around the ship. Along with the primary function of keeping the ship in condition, the Android tries to retrieve the lost data of the ship and sets course for the initial destination of the craft – a derelict planet in need of supplies for an immediate attack from a band of mercenaries. And after a stunning turn of events, the Android manages to retrieve information about the crew and discover that the band of amnesiacs are the very same mercenaries sent for a mass murder on the aforementioned planet.

The sticker for me on the series was the steady build-up of the profiles of the characters and the overall plot of the story: who are these people, why were they sent to kill innocent people and who were they working for. My dad liked it, so that must be a good sign and I will probably be watching more of this as it rides out.

Overall rating: 4.4 out of stars

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