“1899 is an engaging, visually stunning sci-fi mystery series that falls short of greatness by drawing out many of its mysteries for too long.”

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Pros – Emily Beecham's standout lead performance – Stunning sci-fi imagery and sets – Incredible sound design and score

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Cons – Uneven pacing – Several forgettable subplots – Too many drawn-out mysteries

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It’s strange to review a show like 1899 without first seeing its final two episodes

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The new, richly designed Netflix sci-fi series from Dark creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar is a puzzle-box mystery that takes its time pulling away the layers of its central mysteries across its first six episodes.

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The show’s pace is so patient, in fact, that its sixth episode ends with a reveal that stops just short of actually revealing what is really going on in the series.

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To be fair, it’s not hard to understand why Friese and Odar have chosen to save 1899’s biggest revelations for its final two episodes.

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The creative decision, combined with Netflix’s choice to only provide critics with the first six of 1899’s episodes, does leave a reviewer like me in a difficult position, though.

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he only answer to that question is that I can’t. That doesn’t mean, however, that someone in my position can’t, at the very least, offer some insight into the various highs and lows that 1899’s first six episodes hold.

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