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Stranger Things

Postby Zilla103192 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:22 pm

I'm surprised as Hedorah that this doesn't have a topic yet.

Who else is watching/watched this show? I'm about halfway done with it and I'm hooked.
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Postby 3000 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:26 pm

Watched it all the way through. One of the best tv shows this year, without a doubt. Already hoping for a second season.
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Postby Zilla103192 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:11 pm

They confirmed a second season already. I'm fact I believe someone from Netflix said "it would be stupid" for them not too.
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:03 pm

It was pretty decent but honestly thought the final episode felt too rushed.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby Rodan » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:18 pm

I watched the whole series over three days the other week (with a weekend of travel in between). I liked it, but didn't love it. It was compelling enough to hook me for a binge-watch, but I feel like it came just shy of elevating its tropes and homages. I suppose I liked it enough to want it to be better -- both more frightening and more affecting.

The aesthetic is the best part of the show, but in so obviously consisting of homages, I feel it sometimes leans too sincerely on its narrative tropes. There are some really overwritten moments with the kids; the ending is very expected.

I'll tune in for a second season though. It's fun, but I'm probably not going to watch it again.

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Re: Stranger Things

Postby eabaker » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:24 pm

I was a big fan, and am eagerly anticipating more. I will admit that the aesthetic is pretty much the biggest draw for me - well, that and I really like the character of Mike - but I also feel like it found a pretty tight way of relaying a pretty complicated plot without sacrificing character, and I liked that it generally used its references/homages in ways that helped convey story and character (a little akin to some of the better Tarantino flicks in that regard).

The wife and I generally made ourselves wait at least one day between episodes. The show is styled on an era when we had to wait for our cliffhangers to be resolved, and I think that was an important part of the viewing experience that leaves a big void when one binge watches.
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Postby Chris55 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:27 pm

My friend Bobby directed a short that the Duffer Bros. wrote called "Road to Moloch" (which I did set photos on for a day). I'm on episode two now. Pretty interesting stuff.
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Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:41 pm

Alongside House of Cards, OITNB, and Daredevil, this is one of the finest Netflix originals I've watched.

That said, I really hope they don't explain too much Hedorah in Season 2. That's the quickest way to suck out all the mystery and intrigue.
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Postby gvamp » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:03 pm

I finished the show a few days after starting it. It was amazing especially being a child of the 80s myself well I mainly remember the late 80s but still.

Zilla103192 wrote:They confirmed a second season already. I'm fact I believe someone from Netflix said "it would be stupid" for them not too.


Second season hasn't been confirmed yet but it's all but guranteed at this point. With is much praise as the show has gotten I would be shocked if Netflix didn't confirm it.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby ProfessorBeats » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:02 pm

I liked the show - and I especially liked the short episode count - quite a bit. Great acting, superb music, a fun atmosphere, and above all, it was just solidly entertaining. It never stepped too far into the cerebral, and chose to just be a solid entertaining time with solidly entertaining characters for most of the time, and that is by far its strongest point.

That said, I also watched Poltergeist, E.T., Gremlins, It and Arachnophobia last month for the first time in a long time, and I still find all of those to be so far superior to Stranger Things that I'm a bit bewildered at the sheer walls of praise this show it getting. Comparisons are inevitable, and even the Duffer Bros have admitted to somewhat cringing at how rip-offy their show got, crossing the line beyond mere homage. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying "this isn't original, so why does everyone think it's good?!" I'm just a bit surprised that more critics and viewers AREN'T doing that.

Either way, I love the old Stephen King "adventuring kids fighting supernatural forces" thing, and I'm glad to see more of it. I like these characters a lot (and I love that they're ACTUALLY written like kids would really be), I like the setting, and I'm excited to see more. There sure were a lot of unanswered questions by the end, and I agree with the earlier poster to said they hope it doesn't get bogged down in explaining everything, but I sure am itching for a few specific things to be addressed. OH, also, pretty cool monster concept. Reminded me a lot of the DOOM games.
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Postby M.U.T.O. » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:50 am

Best show I've seen in a while. I absolutely enjoyed the hell out of it.
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Postby Breakdown » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:08 am

I'm echoing the statements above in that this is probably the best show I've seen in a while. It lured me in with it's mystery, and the desire to know more got me hooked. The sheriff is skreeonking hardcore.
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Postby M.U.T.O. » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:37 pm

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Postby HayesAJones » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:44 pm

Good show, but it would have been better if
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the tumorous love triangle plot (one guy's an asshole, the other took pictures of you undressing, so enjoy your choice, Nancy!) was cut out. I skipped through a lot of the scenes dedicated to it. Sadly, it was the only reason Nancy and Steve even existed, with poor Barb just being used to link it with the real plot.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby Manticore » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:16 pm

HayesAJones wrote:Good show, but it would have been better if
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the tumorous love triangle plot (one guy's an asshole, the other took pictures of you undressing, so enjoy your choice, Nancy!) was cut out. I skipped through a lot of the scenes dedicated to it. Sadly, it was the only reason Nancy and Steve even existed, with poor Barb just being used to link it with the real plot.


Agreed. Also...

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Kind of sad how poor Barb and the burger guy bited it, while assholes like the school bullies didn't become Demogorgon food.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby The One and Only » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:31 pm

Excellent mash up involving the opening theme by Nerf Herder to BUFFY:THE VAMPIRE SLAYER for STRANGER THINGS.

Needless to say the subject matter of STRANGER THINGS has made the show quite an object of interest among those in the cypto community, and conspiracy buffs. Especially tweaking the interest of was as many a fan, devote of the show may already know. The program's creators, the Duffer Brothers, had been pitching it around to other networks to no success until Netflix seized upon it ,and as they say, the rest is history. But what you may not know, is the original location for the show was not the burg of Hawkins, Indiana. But the eastern end of Long Island. The location of a military installation situated on an island called Montauk. (http://www.groundzeromedia.org/2016/09/20/920-the-montauk-show/) Which was also the original name that STRANGER THINGS was planned to be titled. Supposedly among conspiracy theorists is where many an experiment in psychological warfare had been conducted. From the mentioned in the show MK-Ultra. To some even more far out stuff like the Philidelpia Experiment. And even using children in the course of their research like in the show. :freak:
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby SenseiTeriyakiV » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:56 pm

favorite show of 2016, absolutely love the symbolism and foreshadowing.

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Re: Stranger Things

Postby LegendZilla » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:28 pm

Mind if we discuss the purported new characters that will show up in the next season?

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Re: Stranger Things

Postby The One and Only » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:24 am

A Stranger Things Christmas.

And two new cast members are added to the fray for Season Two.
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/34104028/new-cast-members-netflixs-stranger-things-2/

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Brett Gelman becomes part of the cast of STRANGER THINGS as a disgruntled former newspaper reporter ,turned conspiracy theorist. Also joining the fun is Paul Rieser and Sean Astin.
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/200499/stranger-things-season-2-cast-expands-gets-funny/

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STRANGER THINGS:Season Two will be getting a spot featured on the Super Bowl this Sunday.
http://www.cbr.com/stranger-things-announces-super-bowl-trailer-with-new-season-2-photo/
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby LegendZilla » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:04 am

^is it possible that there will be a Transformers reference in season 2 since it takes place in 1984?
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