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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Stranger Things Reply with quote

This seems to be quickly shaping up to be the next big thing. I've watched the pilot episode and so far I'm feeling the hooks.
It's kind of an X-Files plot with characters from the Goonies, sets from Twin Peaks, and music from Escape From New York, and lettering from Stephen King. And Winona Ryder is in it too. Who so far isn't horrid despite how I felt about her acting in the 90's. I think there may be an element of E.T. in there too, but we'll see.

It all feels very familiar while not feeling completely derivative.

Entertainment Weekly has been talking about it and it sounded interesting, and friends whose tastes I trust have been hopping up and down about it, so I thought I would give it a try.

Anybody else watching this?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm halfway through the season. I was intrigued but not all that enthusiastic through the first couple of episodes, but by the end of ep 3 I was hooked.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fvcking amazing. We're about halfway through, and they've nailed the early '80s.


And it's creepy as hell.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished ep. 5. I just want to know what happens!!!

I caught a Dark Tower reference. They mentioned something about the Sombra Corporation, or at least that's what I heard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The show is genius. Just finished watching episode 4, and love how everything is now coming together.

Seriously unnerving stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished the show pretty quickly last week. Really good stuff. Looking forward to a second season.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished it last night and just love it. So good.

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I was shouting at the tv when it was ending, "don't have an 80's horror movie ending...don't have an 80's horror movie ending..." but it didn't work. Still, it was fitting. I just wanted everything to be ok.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Binge watched first season.

Definitely a fan.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a trailer for the second season. It might be a bit of a spoiler in that it gives what is speculated to be the names of the episodes.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started watching this show today. I expect to be done by tomorrow. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decent. A bit derivative and formulaic, but it did the formula well. Stephen King feels like the biggest influence. He was even mentioned in the series. I kept getting an It vibe with the kids, their relationship, the clubhouse, the bullies, the monster, the bikes, etc. Of course there's a bit of Goonies, Super 8, X Files, and more ... but King most of all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This show is absolutely fantastic. The acting is great, the story is great, the setting believable...and it's not always as predictable as you might think. I'm hooked!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rdhopeca wrote:
This show is absolutely fantastic. The acting is great, the story is great, the setting believable...and it's not always as predictable as you might think. I'm hooked!


I agree. I raced through it.

There's new about season 2 online, if you search around.
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