Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama, Netflix. Season 2 out now, Renewed for Season 3

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PostStranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama, Netflix. Season 2 out now, Renewed for Season 3
by Monkey Man » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:15 pm

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Stranger Things Friday 15th July. All episodes of Season 1 out now on Netflix UK. Season 1 is 8 episodes. Renewed for a 2nd season (7 episodes) which started on 27th October. Renewed for season 3.

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80057281
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Season 1, 76% on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/stranger-things
Season 2, 78% on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/stranger-things/season-2

What your fellow GRCadians thought of Season 1

Slayerx - "Finished really good show and 8 episodes was just right."
Cheeky Devlin - "Damn that was some good TV!"
Captain Kinopio - "Finished it last night, thought the whole thing was really good."
Zellery - "I thought it was really well done and as others have already said, that 80's soundtrack is superb."
more heat than light - "Just finished this, really very good indeed"
Photek - "After BB and BCS this is the best thing on Netflix. Loved it, every single minute, brilliant."
Johnny Ryall - "This came out of nowhere didn't it? Just brilliant in so many ways."
Shadow - "Absolutely loved it! watched it in two sessions. It felt more like a movie than a TV show."
Johnny Jalfrezi - "I thought it was really poor and didn't see the point of the 80s setting at all"
Lazy Fair - "Just finished this. Really liked it."

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Winona Ryder as Joyce, David Harbour as Chief Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike.

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Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin Brenner, Cara Buono as Karen, Millie Brown as Eleven.

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Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Noah Schnapp as Will, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin.

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Peyton Wich as Troy Harrington, Natalia Dyer as Nancy, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Preezy » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:17 pm

Digging the Spielberg vibe of this, might have to check it out.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Death's Head » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:50 pm

Set in the 80s? 20% more interested.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by HSH28 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:18 pm

Watched the first couple of episodes...its really good.

EDIT - I'd advise not reading this topic or anything else though, just watch it.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Captain Kinopio » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:56 pm

2 episodes and it's really good. Only annoyance so far is Winnona Ryder laying it on a bit thick.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Crimson » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:00 am

First ep was good. Soundtrack is killer.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by captain red dog » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:12 am

So is it good for kids, like a 10 year old? Poster looks very Star Wars and I don't want to read too much on it to find out if I can watch it with my nephew!

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:15 am

Not sure what 10 year olds are used to these days but I would say it's probably a bit heavy going, there's some pretty moderate sex and violence in the first two eps a long with some pretty heavy themes. Also it can be a little scary.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:09 am

3 eps down, this really is great. Definitely not suitable for kids though :dread:

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by HSH28 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:55 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:3 eps down, this really is great. Definitely not suitable for kids though :dread:


Depends on the kids I'd say.

Scary definitely, maybe a little too bloody too. Didn't notice language but then I don't look for that. Despite what you said earlier I can't remember seeing anything sex related in any way explicit.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by EberKneesUp » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:56 am

Only ten minutes in, and I'm already getting proper Slender Man vibes off this.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Slayerx » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:47 pm

3 episodes in and really engrossed on to the next episode.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Slayerx » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:24 pm

Finished really good show and 8 episodes was just right.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:44 pm

I've watched the first two it's not bad this at all.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by captain red dog » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:59 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Not sure what 10 year olds are used to these days but I would say it's probably a bit heavy going, there's some pretty moderate sex and violence in the first two eps a long with some pretty heavy themes. Also it can be a little scary.

Yeah half way through the first episode and it's definitely not something I'd show my nephew! Thanks for the advice!

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by bigbrassbuttons » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:26 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:2 episodes and it's really good. Only annoyance so far is Winnona Ryder laying it on a bit thick.


Just about to start episode 4 and really engrossed in it. I'm actually liking Ryder to be honest...think her character is neurotic and slightly unstable anyway (one of the cops alluded to this in earlier episode) and it is like the loss of her son and the weird stuff going on is pushing her to breaking point. Good stuff.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Yulehide » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:40 pm

This is pretty good actually, it's like an odd mix of The Goonies and Akira (the telekenesis/telepathy stuff) with added Spielberg vibes.

Soundtrack is ace too.

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by Captain Kinopio » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:44 pm

The kids seem to have an incredibly cavalier attitude to live and death :lol:

They willingly walk head on in to situations I would just nope all the way home at.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Dick Thornburg » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:26 pm

Got through it in two sittings or four episodes each. Damn that was some good TV!

Loved the soundtrack as well. But then I'm a sucker for some subtle 80's synth.

Not sure where they can go with a second season, or even if it really needs one, but it'll be interesting to see if they do.

I thought the length was just right and that one or two things aside, the ending was good, made sense and felt right.

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PostRe: Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama out now on Netflix
by Death's Head » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:33 am

Only two episodes in and although I'll watch the rest, I'm not finding it anything amazing.

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