Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama, Netflix. Season 2 out now!!!

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by Squinty » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:03 pm

The Fly is the one I was thinking about. That's a really good episode. It's like a sketch show with Walt and Jessie.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:19 pm

Yeah episode 7 was a complete waste. You could skip it and miss nothing. Thankfully the episodes bookending it were so good that i forgot about it about 5 minutes into episode 8

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by Tragic Magic » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:31 pm

Another vote here for episode 7 being a baggy bollock. I really don't want this show to become just another super hero thing. The entire series was amazing but E7 was bad.

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by Yoshimi » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:40 am

Just watched episode 7 last night and hated it. The city and gang looked like they were out of Robocop or something.

What is this "fly" episode you're all talking about. I can't seen any episode called "fly" or "the fly".

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by Moggy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:49 am

Yoshimi wrote:Just watched episode 7 last night and hated it. The city and gang looked like they were out of Robocop or something.

What is this "fly" episode you're all talking about. I can't seen any episode called "fly" or "the fly".


There is an episode of Breaking Bad called “the Fly” which people seem to either love or absolutely hate. It’s similar to The Lost Sister in that it divides the audience and also that it is completely out of tone with the rest of the show.

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by Ad7 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:54 am

Watched episode 6 last night, the ending of that was ripped straight out of aliens even down to Burk (spelling?) Being sat there :lol: Just needed someone to shout "LET'S ROCK!" And start shooting.

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by FatDaz » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:35 pm

Ad7 wrote:Watched episode 6 last night, the ending of that was ripped straight out of aliens even down to Burk (spelling?) Being sat there :lol: Just needed someone to shout "LET'S ROCK!" And start shooting.


Homage ;)

But yes the cameras, tunnels, guns and editing reminded me of it. And I loved it :datass:

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by Squinty » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:38 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Another vote here for episode 7 being a baggy bollock. I really don't want this show to become just another super hero thing. The entire series was amazing but E7 was bad.


I second the 'just another superhero' show sentiment. I hope it doesn't go in that direction.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:11 pm

There's a quote out there from one of the Duffer bros saying something like "Yeah we love Ep 7, without it the whole ending doesn't work!"

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EDIT: Found the whole quote

Our test of the episode was we tried to pull it out of the show just to make sure that we needed it because I didn’t want it in there as filler — even though some critics are accusing us of doing that. But Eleven’s journey kind of fell apart, like the ending didn’t work, without it. So I was like, whether this works or not, we need this building block in here or the whole show is going to collapse. It’s not going to end well. The Mind Flayer is going to take over Hawkins.

https://screenrant.com/stranger-things- ... ali-eight/

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by Skippy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:44 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:There's a quote out there from one of the Duffer bros saying something like "Yeah we love Ep 7, without it the whole ending doesn't work!"

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EDIT: Found the whole quote

Our test of the episode was we tried to pull it out of the show just to make sure that we needed it because I didn’t want it in there as filler — even though some critics are accusing us of doing that. But Eleven’s journey kind of fell apart, like the ending didn’t work, without it. So I was like, whether this works or not, we need this building block in here or the whole show is going to collapse. It’s not going to end well. The Mind Flayer is going to take over Hawkins.

https://screenrant.com/stranger-things- ... ali-eight/

Yeah, no.


Eleven needed a character arc, otherwise what? She goes to visit her mum then comes back and saves the day with her magic powers. Episode seven gives her an arc (she interacts with the wider world and realises her power but wants to put it to good use). It's clunky and sticks out like a sore thumb as its own episode rather than a second-string story, but storywise yes it does make the ending work better.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:47 pm

Skippy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:There's a quote out there from one of the Duffer bros saying something like "Yeah we love Ep 7, without it the whole ending doesn't work!"

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EDIT: Found the whole quote

Our test of the episode was we tried to pull it out of the show just to make sure that we needed it because I didn’t want it in there as filler — even though some critics are accusing us of doing that. But Eleven’s journey kind of fell apart, like the ending didn’t work, without it. So I was like, whether this works or not, we need this building block in here or the whole show is going to collapse. It’s not going to end well. The Mind Flayer is going to take over Hawkins.

https://screenrant.com/stranger-things- ... ali-eight/

Yeah, no.


Eleven needed a character arc, otherwise what? She goes to visit her mum then comes back and saves the day with her magic powers. Episode seven gives her an arc (she interacts with the wider world and realises her power but wants to put it to good use). It's clunky and sticks out like a sore thumb as its own episode rather than a second-string story, but storywise yes it does make the ending work better.


I get that, I'm not saying the series would be better if it was aired as-is just missing Ep 7. There were a million and one ways they could have rounded that arc off that wasn't an X-men episode featuring The Warriors. Eleven's entire arc was a giant misstep as far as I'm concerned but that's another debate.

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by Ad7 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 pm

Just watched episode 7

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The only useful bit of it being 11 is shown how to harness anger to move big things.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:47 am

Great article on episode 7.

On their first morning together, Kali urges El to “find that anger. Focus on that. Not the train, not its weight. I want you to find something from your life. Something that angers you.” I’ve found my anger. I’ve focused it. And even the power of my anger at this wasted opportunity of an episode and its vaguely insulting way of portraying chosen family couldn’t drag the derelict train car that is “The Lost Sister” more than few feet. Certainly not all the way from Hawkins to Chicago and back

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by zXe » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:48 pm

Just watched episode 7 and didn't like it at all. Well bar the music. Glad to hear the rest of the episodes are back on form!

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by Ad7 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:06 am

Just finished :(

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by Squinty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:11 am

Ad7 wrote:Just finished :(


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by BOR » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:28 am

Ironhide wrote:Episode 6

So, Jonathan, how was the pull-out? :lol:

Yeah, that made me laugh. :lol:

I've finished with Season Two last night and I thought it was very good, but personally I preferred Season One. I agreed with the most of you about Episode Seven, it was a bit weak and, yet it made sense for Eleven's powers.

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by Death's Head » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:48 pm

Just finished, really enjoyed that. I didn't find episode 7 particularly bad, even though it did very little to move the story on. Series 1 was also very good, but I think I preferred this slightly.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:23 am

I enjoyed the series, the music was fantastic this time. The only criticism I have is it wasn't really creepy enough, and it lacked an air of conspiracy and paranormal that the first did. There's nothing revelatory about it, apart from the concept of a virus, that was nice. There was also no real loss of characters you feel bad for, and there's no human nemesis, just a universally "bad" monster you don't see enough of - I guess I'm saying, it lacks amoral characters (aside from the kid hunting down and killing her "doctors").

I'd like to see something a little more apocalyptic but on a local scale, no idea how they'd play that out without it being a cliched cheese-fest though. Overall I think they handled a second season right with good characters, but a little incongruous-ness in the limp energy department and "version 2" feel of the monsters.

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by Preezy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:33 am

Finished season 1 last night, absolutely loved it :mrgreen:

One question I have:

At the beginning of the first episode when Will is on his way home there's a man/apparition in the road that causes him to fall of his bike, and this figure slowly follows him home and through his house - is that the demogorgon? It looked way more human than the monster but it didn't get another mention so I'm guessing I'm mis-remembering?

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