In The Dark S1
IMDb rating: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 73%Watch full episodes now
Perry Mattfeld is rushing into things without looking as Murphy, the blind protagonist in dark dramedy In The Dark. She can’t see. And to cope, she drinks. A lot. Because what else is she going to do, right?
How about go full Sherlock Holmes detective when her best friend Tyson (Thamela Mpumlwana) is murdered? Murphy now has a sense of purpose and she’s not going to let her blindness hold her back, even though it does, in hilariously dark-humour ways.
The show is irreverent in the right places, while pushing boundaries of what’s socially acceptable in others. If you’re looking for something light-hearted, move along. This is dark and dank but well worth the laughs… even when it’s over things like blindness, murder and drugs.
“In the Dark isn’t subtle about wanting to be daring and defiant,” writes variety.com’s Caroline Framke. “It brands its heroine so aggressively as an anti-heroine that hardly a scene goes by without a reminder that Murphy is a surly alcoholic with a taste for one-night stands and crippling emotional immaturity. She is also blind, a fact that the show alternately treats with respect and as an extra winking twist on TV’s default sighted protagonists.”