Feria: The Darkest Light season 1 review – a horror that requires patience

January 27, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
2.5

Summary

Feria: The Darkest Light has plentiful potential, but it’s a little scarred by its only circling storyboarding. Patience is required.

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2.5

Summary

Feria: The Darkest Light has plentiful potential, but it’s a little scarred by its only circling storyboarding. Patience is required.

This review of Netflix’s Feria: The Darkest Light season 1 does not contain spoilers.

For what it is worth, Feria: The Darkest Light plays out a well-established concept that we’ve seen in many literacy and media containers. And from the start, it plays it well, following sisters (Sofia and Eva) who enjoy small village life with their unsuspecting parents. The Netflix series has a teen genre feel on the horizon but alludes to a rumor-filled conspiracy after a horrific event that seems too unfathomable to be true.

The event itself is tragic. There are plenty of naked dead bodies near the town mine near the lake, with the water turning red from the blood. The investigators are well-tuned from the get-go and grab the sisters for an instant investigation. Unfortunately for them, somehow, their parents were involved in this atrocity.

From here, Feria: The Darkest Light finds the young women uncovering the truth. The story delves into heaven & hell, demons, and cult-like behavior. The story does not take too long to peel away at the skin to consume the audience with horror. This type of story requires patience, as it throws many plot twists at the viewer and an abundance of questions to ponder. This is not a simple story, not by any means.

The one criticism that can be aimed at the series is its knack of meandering around specific plot points. Of course, the writers do their best to keep answers at bay, but often, it does so, which serves zero benefits to entertain the viewer. The series has a habit of letting the audience in and then spitting them out, which is okay, but a limit is needed.

By the time viewers reach the finale, they’ll be hoping for a conclusion, but it’s clear the writers have way more storyboarding in mind. Audiences will have to enter this universe with the knowingness of an extended, in-depth story, so if it does not grip you from the first episode, it may be worth calling it off.

Feria: The Darkest Light has plentiful potential, but it’s a little scarred by its only circling storyboarding. Patience is required.

You can watch this series with a subscription to Netflix.

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