“Dark Matter”, one of the best shows To Watch on Apple TV Plus

Apple’s second quantum superposition-based sci-fi series in as many months, Dark Matter — adapted by Blake Crouch from his own reality-bending bestseller — is a gripping adult-orientated thriller told on a multiversal scale.

Joel Edgerton stars as Jason Dessen, a physics teacher whose happy-if-humdrum existence with wife Daniela (Jennifer Connelly) and son Charlie (Oakes Fegley) is turned upside down when, after being abducted and drugged at gunpoint, he wakes up and finds himself living a different life in a different world. It’s a fascinating take on the many-worlds interpretation, with Jason forced to consider the roads not taken as he travels through his alternate lives, desperately trying to get back home.

Despite occasionally bowing under the strain of its many thematic threads, Crouch’s show — buoyed by Edgerton’s layered lead performance and the juiciness of its central “What if?” premise — is accessible and engaging throughout. Well worth a watch in any universe.

Via Empire Online

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