Netflix's #1983 ending explained.
1983 is Netflix’s version of Amazon’s #TheManintheHighCastle. Well, kinda. Just like High Castle, 1983 is also an alternate reality dark drama that changes up the course of history. With High Castle you got nazis and the Japanese winning world war 2, however in #Netflix1983 the main conflict is something a bit more subdued but equally horrifying for large groups of people, particularly those in eastern europe. The show depicts a world in which the iron curtain still stands in 2003, the cold war is still alive and kicking, the soviet union is still a communist regime controlling countries like Poland, where 1983 is set. So basically, Poland is under totalitarian control but unlike High Castle, the focus is instead on some conspiracy theory murder mystery rather than just the dystopian world itself. I never knew, and still don’t know honestly, what to make of this show. There’s also a power hungry Al Gore here as U.S. president, cause why not.
Let’s break this down. So 1983 follows two main characters: you got a disgraced and shady detective named Anatol who has asked too many questions in his career, and this law student named Kajetan who gets wrapped in this rebellion against the Poland regime.