I have a feeling that nobody who read my post about this series last November watched it. But in case you did, or in case you still might, but haven't yet seen season 3: well, it is my sad duty to tell you that it's...frustrating. At best.
I'm not saying "sad" as a formality. I really am saddened, because there was so much I liked about this series: the atmosphere, the acting, the characters, the music. When I wrote that first post, I had only watched season 1. Season 2 was good, but something happened in the last scene of the last episode of season 2 that I thought was a mistake. It threatened to tip the scale from "overly complicated" to "incomprehensible." I'd like to explain that, but it would involve a very big spoiler, so I'll restrain myself.
Suffice to say that at least for me (and my wife) it did indeed become incomprehensible. Characters appeared and disappeared in various times and places--and frequently with no information provided as to precisely when and where they were--that it became impossible for me to follow. It was hard enough to remember which characters in 2019 were which in 1986 and in some cases 1953. And then in 2052. But when they started time-traveling, so that a certain middle-aged character in 2019 appeared in 1953 as his middle-aged self dealing with children who would be middle-aged when he was a teenager and old when he was middle-aged, things started getting pretty confusing. And then, for the reason alluded to earlier, really confusing. No doubt the writers had carefully fitted all the pieces together in their minds, and maybe some viewers were able to keep it straight in their minds, but I was not one of them. And aside from the fact that I couldn't follow it, I'm not convinced that the extra complications really benefited the essential drama of the events and the relationships.
When the final episode had ended, and my wife and I had discussed our frustration and complaints, she said "But you're going to watch it again."
"No I'm not...I mean, probably not...maybe just that last episode...."
Anyway, here is the song which, much shortened, is heard with the opening titles, and which I really love. I don't know what that picture is about. It has nothing to do with Dark.