A Crime of the Heart in ‘Dark Matter’

Three years ago, my husband David passed away after a multi-year fight to stave off cancer. In his final days, he said that what he regretted the most, about dying, was not being able to see how the lives of people he cared about would change — particularly the young people in our tribe. As you might imagine, his longing for a future path in life reverberated in me deeply. It’s similar to the regret so many of us feel when we look back on our past actions and wonder what would have happened if we’d made different choices.

All this came back to me as I watched Dark Matter on Apple TV+. The series uses that very human “fork in the road” idea as a theme, and is based on Blake Crouch’s bestselling novel of the same name.