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

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by Squinty » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:48 pm

Just finished episode 4. This is on par with the first series so far. It's pretty good.

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by Pedro » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:59 pm

Finished Season 2 tonight. Enjoyed it a lot - which I'm chuffed about as I did worry that continuing the story would bugger it all up. The new cast members have all been great additions.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:47 pm

Absolutely awesome from beginning to end.

I was worried it’d be a disappointment after Season 1, but it was as good if not better.

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:55 am

Apparently the guy who plays Jonathan has been deported from the US. They found cocaine residue on him.

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:14 pm

One more episode to go. This is hitting all the right notes.

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by Skippy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:57 pm

Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:02 pm

Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?

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by Rudolphin » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:10 pm

I'm up to the end of episode 6.

Thoughts:

- The whole 1st ep was dull. Retrod old ground and added very little to the mix
- Picked up by 2nd, and I was fully back on board by the end of the third. Some really disturbing imagery this time around
- Eps 4/5/6 were great in general, but much clumsier than the first series. A lot more filler too (all the stuff with the Conspiracy Guy, all of Eleven's storyline)

Entertainment wise it's fun, great characters remain great and there's and some nice dialogue. But it's proving, episode by episode, just how little a direct sequel to the first series was needed narratively. The Upside Down was perfect in the first series, ambiguous enough to be terrifying yet it was given enough screen time to be intriguing. Here, the shadow monster is just a McGuffin. It's not a character or a presence, it's just an absence that the script tells us is bad.

Then there's the aforementioned filler; there is some serious sloppiness here. Whereas all of the localised plot threads in the original were linked and came together as a whole by the end, this time there are multiple narratives that are completely seperate. Everything with Eleven is redundant for example. We were told what happened to her mother last season we don't need it spelled out again. Same with how she returned after defeating the Demagorgon, we didn't need 2 episodes of flashbacks for this. I've heard Ep 7 is both entirely Eleven based and the first real 'bad' episode the show has produced.

It also smacks of 'the same but bigger' as the general plot ia extremely similar (something happens to Will, Joyce figures it out using weird stuff around her house, Steve fights Demagorgons with a bat, there's tension over a girl, one of the gang is jealous of an outsider etc etc). A definite case of the Ghostbuster 2s.

I'm still enjoying it, but the last 3 eps are going to have to be amazing to bring everything together.

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by Skippy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:58 am

Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?


At first, no, but then it's eating his cat and shows him those demogorgon pearly whites and he's still apologising to it, being protective of it

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by Squinty » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:49 am

Watched the final episode, Snowball :wub:

Excellent series, it manages to run a lot of themes, and in general, succeeds at them portraying them. Bring on a third season.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:53 am

Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?


At first, no, but then it's eating his cat and shows him those demogorgon pearly whites and he's still apologising to it, being protective of it


True, but he is kind of proved right towards the end when he still has a bond with Dart.

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by Rudolphin » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:10 am

Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?


At first, no, but then it's eating his cat and shows him those demogorgon pearly whites and he's still apologising to it, being protective of it


True, but he is kind of proved right towards the end when he still has a bond with Dart.



Just a note for other peeps here: Skippy's original spoilers were for ep 5. Moggy's was in response to that so I clicked through...to find a mild finale spoiler. Just a heads up.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:46 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?


At first, no, but then it's eating his cat and shows him those demogorgon pearly whites and he's still apologising to it, being protective of it


True, but he is kind of proved right towards the end when he still has a bond with Dart.



Just a note for other peeps here: Skippy's original spoilers were for ep 5. Moggy's was in response to that so I clicked through...to find a mild finale spoiler. Just a heads up.


I’d suggest not opening unlabelled spoiler boxes unless you’ve seen it all.

I can’t believe they killed off Dustin and Lucas!

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by Skippy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 am

Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?


At first, no, but then it's eating his cat and shows him those demogorgon pearly whites and he's still apologising to it, being protective of it


True, but he is kind of proved right towards the end when he still has a bond with Dart.


Just a note for other peeps here: Skippy's original spoilers were for ep 5. Moggy's was in response to that so I clicked through...to find a mild finale spoiler. Just a heads up.


I’d suggest not opening unlabelled spoiler boxes unless you’ve seen it all.

I can’t believe they killed off Dustin and Lucas!


It's pretty clear that could play out in the finale from where the storyline seems to be heading, but I clearly said I was only five eps in. Finale spoilers are not cool my dude

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by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:57 am

I don't want to see this devolve into another big argument about spoilers, so can I just reiterate that when in doubt, label spoilers with episode numbers. It's pretty easy. Just type E06 test or
E05
test


I think this should solve the issue in future. Thanks all.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:59 am

Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Skippy wrote:Five episodes in and it's a great follow-up. Definitely designed to be binge watched, it feels more like a 7-hour film than an episodic TV show. Slaps on the nostalgia too thick but the characters are all brilliant, including the new additions. I do have a problem with Dustin's plot thread so far I know horror shows/movies are full of people doing stupid things, but why the strawberry float is he so determined to raise a strawberry floating DEMOGORGON as a pet :fp:


Because he doesn’t know it’s a demogorgon?


At first, no, but then it's eating his cat and shows him those demogorgon pearly whites and he's still apologising to it, being protective of it


True, but he is kind of proved right towards the end when he still has a bond with Dart.


Just a note for other peeps here: Skippy's original spoilers were for ep 5. Moggy's was in response to that so I clicked through...to find a mild finale spoiler. Just a heads up.


I’d suggest not opening unlabelled spoiler boxes unless you’ve seen it all.

I can’t believe they killed off Dustin and Lucas!


It's pretty clear that could play out in the finale from where the storyline seems to be heading, but I clearly said I was only five eps in. Finale spoilers are not cool my dude


I really don’t understand why people discuss a show like this before they’ve caught up with the latest episodes. You said you were 5 episodes in last night, how the hell am I supposed to know where you’ve got to by this morning?

Apologies if I’ve spoiled anything but you’re probably best not opening any of my spoiler boxes as I have no idea what happened in which episode, I binged the lot. :lol:

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by Rudolphin » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:03 am

As Karl said, let's just all make sure we label everything just to be safe.

Fin.

Should finish this tonight hopefully. Not looking forward to the next episode which I've heard is pretty much all filler that takes away from the main plot. HUM.

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by Squinty » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:44 am

Tafdolphin wrote:As Karl said, let's just all make sure we label everything just to be safe.

Fin.

Should finish this tonight hopefully. Not looking forward to the next episode which I've heard is pretty much all filler that takes away from the main plot. HUM.


I think I know what episode you are referring to. I thought it was good, not sure what the fuss was about it.

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by Slayerx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:47 am

Would recommend watching Beyond Stranger Things once you've watched all season 2 it's well worth a watch to get a glimpse into the minds of the Duffers.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:58 am

Slayerx wrote:Would recommend watching Beyond Stranger Things once you've watched all season 2 it's well worth a watch to get a glimpse into the minds of the Duffers.


Held back in kindergarten? :lol:

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