I really want to know why low lighting levels are apparently a thing now. Just saving money because you need less attention to detail on the sets?
I usually hate it when TV shows mess with the colours too much (Breaking Bad's orange coloured Mexico is a good example), but in this case I weirdly didn't mind the blue tint. But then again, I'm not from the US and have no idea how Missouri is supposed to look, so I just assumed it was kind of sad and gloomy.
Game of Thrones has gotten really bad with this. Last summer, the sun wasn't setting when it aired at 8 and I found myself comically running around, trying to block out all the light and STILL not being able to see what was going on, the screen was so dark. I don't care what sort of atmosphere you're trying to convey, if I cannot see what is going on, that's a problem
Have you watched *Godless*? They only use natural and period lighting. It's so dark sometimes I have no damn idea what's going on. Thank god for subtitles.
Hannibal is probably the darkest lit show I’ve ever watched. Like, by miles. And I’ve seen most the ones brought up in this thread. Lol
Interesting. I ended up watching it all on my phone screen over the course of eight flights. Don’t recall being bothered by the lighting at all.
I relate to others who mentioned GoT. Some of those scenes are so dark, I could barely tell what was going on. But what I really can’t stand is when a story is filmed in dim lighting and all the costumes and backdrops have drab, almost monotone colors to give off an oppressive, gloomy, or old-timey vibe. It makes the whole thing so unpleasant to view.
Did you see Mindhunter? I didn't notice this problem in Ozark, but most of Mindhunter was so hard to watch because of it.
Although I'm confused as to how you cant see anything (unless you have vision problems, Idk?) because I had no issues with the lighting in it at all, nor had any problems seeing what went on. Regardless, pretty good testament to the show when you say "I can barely see anything but it's pretty damn good"
You think Ozark is dark? Have you even seen Daredevil? Even when you turn off all the lights and stop every crack of sun from coming in through the windows... it’s really hard to see. Love that show, though.
Wife and I binged this but the whole time my wife bitched about it. Like she doesn't care about too much but for some reason the lighting on this show REALLY pissed her off. Like she would be sitting the and then just get very pissed and yell at me that she can't see anything on screen. Like we would have to actually take breaks and cut episodes short because the lighting situation was so aggravating. It got into our head and then just made us irrationally mad.
LOL, I'm from the Ozarks (northern Arkansas) and I said the exact same thing when watching the show. I remember being able to see (and dodge) copperheads when jogging at night. I know it's not filmed exactly at Lake of the Ozarks for the majority of the show, but I was like, why the hell is everything so dark here?