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Postby TC on 27/07/16, 11:50:15

plowed through this over a few days with the family. i'd say believe the hype - it's really good. captures some spielberg-esque feeling with eerie "dark forces"/woods/evil stuff. subtle shout outs to the thing, evil dead, etc. centers around four kids, which i usually find annoying, but for the most part these are really good actors. do watch it.

now...

i loved the sheriff until the end. i don't understand a couple things:
1) why the hell would he tell them where 11 was??
2) he gets in the "big black car"??
3) i assume by the very end we are supposed to infer that 11 is alive (and for some reason living in the woods and/or the upside-down. what the fuck? why would he just feed her and not, you know, tell the kids?? weird stuff. don't know if S2 is going to be a continuation or new story, but looking forward to it. very well done.


private joker is in this, and is unrecognizable these days. the main kid "mike" looks like shelly duvall in the shining.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby madbutcher on 27/07/16, 14:02:48

Up to E06. Show is pretty good. Super obvious with the 80's movie references. Show id give about a 7/10. Soundtrack I would give 10/10 https://survive.bandcamp.com/ < theme and score. good shit.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 27/07/16, 14:43:30

yeah man, soundtrack is great. reminds me of beyond the black rainbow.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby O-dot on 27/07/16, 20:21:55

Everyone in my Facebook feed has been freaking out over this show. I watched the trailer and found it underwhelming.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby _Marcus_ on 28/07/16, 02:49:22

I need to watch this asap, based on the soundtrack alone. Love me some synthwave, love me some Carpenter-esque stuff.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 28/07/16, 09:03:31

O-dot wrote:Everyone in my Facebook feed has been freaking out over this show. I watched the trailer and found it underwhelming.

very difficult to capture what this show is in a trailer. you should watch.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby Alexhead on 28/07/16, 10:18:02

It's really fun. Does what Super 8 tries to do much, much better than JJ pulled off. We're about halfway through, watching it with the older kids, they love it too. It's funny to see them semi-obsessed with 80s nostalgia, apparently the hipness of our childhood decade is a legit thing these days.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 02/08/16, 10:40:37

found interviews where it sounds like S2 will continue with these characters, but would be a direct sequel rather than a continuation. interesting.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby O-dot on 02/08/16, 15:26:01

We watched the pilot and frankly found it a slog. Does it pick up in episode 2?
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby _Marcus_ on 03/08/16, 02:53:17

Absolutely it does. That's one of the things that impresses me the most with it, the story arc. Very nicely put together.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 03/08/16, 08:22:14

O-dot wrote:We watched the pilot and frankly found it a slog. Does it pick up in episode 2?

well we weren't all forced to watch it, if that's what you're asking.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby _Marcus_ on 07/08/16, 02:26:27

TC wrote:i loved the sheriff until the end. i don't understand a couple things:
1) why the hell would he tell them where 11 was??
2) he gets in the "big black car"??
3) i assume by the very end we are supposed to infer that 11 is alive (and for some reason living in the woods and/or the upside-down. what the fuck? why would he just feed her and not, you know, tell the kids?? weird stuff. don't know if S2 is going to be a continuation or new story, but looking forward to it. very well done.


1) Even though I never fully bought that part either, I'm guessing he tried to make the best possible trade-off. That, or he knew that she would kick their asses when they found her.
2) A part of season 2, surely. I think he the deal he made with Private Joker included more than we got to see and that it will be revealed in season 2. Thought that was a nice set-up.
3) He did agree to never speak of what happened to anyone, and not telling the kids was probably a part of it. Then again, as in 1 and 2, this sets up the next season nicely...
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 15/04/17, 08:59:01

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Re: Stranger Things

Postby Alexhead on 16/04/17, 22:58:11

Ha!
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 23/07/17, 09:58:32


now THAT's how you do a trailer!
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby _Marcus_ on 23/07/17, 16:01:01

I want that Thriller remix in a BAD way.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 25/10/17, 09:05:59

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call it. fun.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby TC on 30/10/17, 09:13:06

well, S2 started slow - very slow - for several episodes but ended strong. not as good as S1 by a long shot but entertaining.

it's a good thing nancy apparently carries around PJs at all times.

i will say the soundtrack this season was even better.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby Alexhead on 30/10/17, 20:22:23

For all the love it's getting online this weekend I too found it starting off fine but kind of meh too. Still, enough to hold my interest for 9 episodes. Just started the fifth last night.
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Re: Stranger Things

Postby _Marcus_ on 20/11/17, 15:16:26

We have one episode left and I kinda don't understand the feeling of disappointment many have apparently felt with this season. Like TC says, the music is better than last time (they chose the one good Bon Jovi song, for instance), the characters are stronger and they actually make some decisions and develop the characters in ways that you don't see coming a mile away. Still a very "cozy" show to watch, the same cozy feeling you got from those 80's classics like The Goonies and so forth.
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